Actor Dan Lauria talks about "Dinner With the Boys"

Veteran actor Dan Lauria is known for his role in the "Wonder Years".  Sports fans will remember he recently starred as the legendary Packers coach in the acclaimed Broadway production "Lombardi."

One of Lauria's greatest pleasures is in writing original scripts and collaborating with other veterans of stage and screen. On May 4 he debuted his latest original work dinner with the boys at the acorn theater on 42 st in Manhattan. The show co-stars Ray Abruzzo, who many know from his role as "Little Carmine" on the iconic TV Show "The Sopranos." Richie Zavagila also stars.

"Dinner with the Boys" is a light hearted takeoff that Sopranos fans will enjoy as well as anyone who enjoys a good Italian meal.

Interestingly, Lauria first wrote the show for his friends Dom Deluise, Jack Klugman, & Charles Durning but the comedy never materialized after Deluise passed away.  Ten years later he was convinced to bring the show to life.  He did so, and it has receivedrave reviews.

I spoke with Lauria exclusively on Sportsblog, about the play, Lombardi, in an enlightening chat.

For more information, check out the Dinner With The Boys website, and follow the show on Twitter @DinnerPlayNYC.