Dream Big Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Show Tickets

Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Tickets & Information

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Summary

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger shares the incredible true story of how he played football for Notre Dame despite dozens of rejections and how he got his story out to the world through the 1993 film Rudy.

Most people know the story of Rudy, the small kid from Illinois who was determined to play football for Notre Dame despite having neither a strong academic nor athletic background. But not many know the story of how the iconic movie Rudy came to be made through the persistence of the man at its center.Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger takes to a Broadway stage for the first time to share his incredible story.Hear in his own words how Rudy succeeded in getting into, and playing for Notre Dame, despite dozens of rejections. And hear how Rudy got his story out to the world, making him a household name synonymous with determination and refusal to quit.

Audiences around the world were inspired by the most famous underdog movie of all time and a man they called Rudy. Join the real Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger on Broadway, for Dream Big - an evening of poignant, humorous and inspirational true stories of how the world’s greatest underdog went from academic struggles in High School, to a stint in the Navy, a blue collar factory worker, a Notre Dame walk-on football player, and a graduate from one of the most prestigious universities in the country, to become the subject of the major motion picture Rudy, and ultimately one of the most inspirational speakers in the country.

Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Cast Members:

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, Jessica Noel Ruettiger

Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Creative Team

Author: Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, Cheryl Ruettiger and Erik Ball
Director: Nick Nanton
Producer: Underdog on Stage LLC

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Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway Quick Facts

Running Time:

75 minutes, with no intermission

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Audience :

Recommended for 12 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
February 11, 2019 February 11, 2019

Box Office Hours

Monday - Sunday: Noon - 6pm*

*When there is an evening performance, the Box Office will be open until 30 minutes after curtain.

The Box Office will open at 10am when there is a matinee performance.

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The Box Office will be closed on December 24, December 25 and December 31.

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