Reviews

6.14.12

Nicky Silver’s The Lyons Will End Its Broadway Roar on July 1

The Lyons, Nicky Silver’s dysfunctional-family comedy starring Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, will close July 1 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre, the producers announced June 14.

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6.11.12

Photo Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer as Curtis in THE LYONS

Mr. Hofheimer assumes the role of Curtis Lyons, joining the cast of THE LYONS which stars 2012 Best Actress Tony nominee Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Mr. Hofheimer takes over the role of Curtis from Michael Esper.

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6.11.12

James Earl Jones, Linda Lavin & More Legendary Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Tony Night

Speaking of glam, Linda Lavin shows us how it’s done in a sparkling Randi Rahm gown.

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6.6.12

Photo Flash: THE LYONS Linda Lavin with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford recently visited Linda Lavin, who is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Rita Lyons in Nicky Silver’s new Broadway comedy, THE LYONS.

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6.5.12

Coconut Water and 10-Inch Heels: 2012 Tony Nominees Share Awards Season Survival Tips

At the 78th annual Drama League Awards, Broadway.com caught up with Tony-nominated headliners and asked them to share their secret weapons for looking and feeling fabulous all season long.

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6.4.12

In Performance: Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin performs a monologue from The Lyons.

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6.4.12

Charlie Hofheimer Will Succeed Michael Esper in Broadway’s The Lyons

Charlie Hofheimer, who is best known as Abe Drexler, the boyfriend of Elizabeth Moss’ character Peggy Olson on AMC-TV’s “Mad Men,” will join the cast of Nicky Silver’s acclaimed new comedy The Lyons beginning June 12 at the Cort Theatre.

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5.31.12

Here’s to the Girls on the Go! Linda Lavin Welcomes Cindy Adams and Barbara Walters to The Lyons

Two iconic women in media, gossip maven Cindy Adams and TV journalist Barbara Walters, dropped by the Cort Theatre to check out Linda Lavin’s Tony-nominated performance in Nicky Silver’s hilarious new comedy The Lyons.

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5.31.12

Linda Lavin And Nicky Silver In ‘The Lyons’ Den

The Tony Awards, set to air June 10 on CBS, are fast approaching! And Linda Lavin is up for a Leading Actress award for her portrayal of Rita Lyons, the matriarch of the dysfunctional family in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons.

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5.25.12

Michael Esper: From ‘American Idiot’ to Neurotic Gay Son

Esper is winning critical acclaim for his performance as Curtis, the bewildered gay son at the eye of a familial hurricane, in Nicky Silver’s show, ‘The Lyons.’

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5.24.12

Linda and The Lyons

TheaterMania’s man on the street, Chris Carlone, sits down for an exclusive interview with Tony and Drama Desk nominated actress Linda Lavin about her show The Lyons.

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5.23.12

Secrets of the Tony Nominees: Linda Lavin

Which Tony nominee is The Lyons star rooting for?

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5.21.12

4000 Miles, Gabriel Ebert, Mary Louise Wilson, Linda Lavin, Santino Fontana and More Are Obie Winners

The 57th Annual Obie Awards, honoring the best of Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, were given out at a ceremony May 21 at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village.

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5.17.12

Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

Nicky Silver’s side-splitting comedy The Lyons stars 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin and Tony winner Dick Latessa as Rita and Ben Lyons, the unconventional and emotionally abusive parents of Curtis (Michael Esper) and Lisa (Kate Jennings Grant) Lyons.

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5.14.12

Linda Lavin Enjoying All Her ‘Possibilities’

Linda Lavin, the Tony Award winning actress now starring in “The Lyons,” says at the age of 74, she is enjoying performing on Broadway and the release of her album, “Possibilities.”

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5.13.12

Joe Dziemianowicz’s Top 10 memorable moms in theater for Sunday, May 13

“The Lyons” (Cort Theatre) Rita Lyons wreaks havoc with her kids.

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5.12.12

STAGE VIEWS: The Lyons Star Kate Jennings Grant

Playbill.com’s series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatre-going experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from actress Kate Jennings Grant, who is currently starring in the critically acclaimed Broadway comedy The Lyons at the Cort Theatre.

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5.11.12

I’d Like to Thank…

Inside every actor is a child who dreamed of winning a Tony, Oscar or other major award. Did this year’s Tony Award nominees start rehearsing acceptance speeches years ago, in front of a mirror or before a captive sibling?

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5.6.12

Linda Lavin returns to Broadway

The seventies sitcom star best known for her role in Alice, is back on Broadway in The Lyons. TODAY’s Lester Holt talks to Lavin about her new role.

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5.3.12

Theater Talkback: The Art of Eloquence

Americans expect politicians to be scripted on that great unbounded stage that is public life. (The dangers of not being so have been confirmed in recent months by Mitt Romney’s occasional moments of spontaneity.) But wouldn’t life be more entertaining – not to mention more euphonious – if someone like Gore Vidal were writing their dialogue?

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5.1.12

The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Savors the ‘Garden Growing in My Chest’ on Tony Nom Day

“It feels like there’s a garden growing in my chest. I absolutely feel like I’m blooming with surprise and delight and joy at the dream-come-trueness of it…”

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5.1.12

Linda Lavin scores 6th Tony nomination for role in ‘The Lyons’

Wilmington-based actress Linda Lavin received a Tony Award nomination on Tuesday for playing the role of a wise-cracking soon-to-be widow in Broadway play “The Lyons.”

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4.27.12

The Lyons Receives 2 Drama Desk Nominations

The Lyons received 2 Drama Desk Nominations: Outstanding Actress in a Play – Linda Lavin and Outstanding Play – Nicky Silver.

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4.26.12

Pride for ‘Lyons’ bow

Kathleen K. Johnson, the producer of Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons,” has managed the rare feat of getting the play to Broadway with just a single commercial producer’s name over the title: her own.

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4.26.12

Theater Talkback: A Seat at the Table

On Monday night, my play “The Lyons” opened at the Cort Theater on Broadway. Now, I’ve been writing plays for almost 30 years and been getting them produced Off-Broadway for 19. So, I guess I can’t be shocked that people keep asking me how it feels to be on Broadway “after all this time.”

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4.25.12

The Lyons Star Michael Esper Admits His Obsessions with Record Stores, Wizards & Hologram Tupac

Hip stage star Michael Esper, who is currently giving an acclaimed performance as Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa’s troubled son, Curtis, in The Lyons, took time out to tell us about his obsessions.

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4.24.12

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More Make a Triumphant Return to Broadway in The Lyons

Broadway embraced its newest dysfunctional family, The Lyons, on April 23, when Nicky Silver’s acclaimed play officially opened at the Cort Theatre.

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4.24.12

The Lyons Receives 2 Drama League Nominations

The Lyons received 2 Drama League Nominations: Distinguished Production of a Play and Distinguished Performance Award – Linda Lavin

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4.23.12

Highlights From The Lyons Starring Linda Lavin

The Lyons, Nicky Silver’s darkly comic dysfunctional-family play starring Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, is now playing on Broadway at the Cort Theatre.

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4.23.12

The Lyons receives 3 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

The Lyons received 3 Outer Critics Circle Nominations: Outstanding New Broadway Play, Linda Lavin for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Mark Brokaw for Outstanding Director of a Play, and Outstanding New Broadway Play

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4.23.12

The Lyons, Led By Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Opens on Broadway

The Lyons, Nicky Silver’s darkly comic dysfunctional-family play starring Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, opens on Broadway April 23 following previews from April 5 at the Cort Theatre.

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4.20.12

Spotlight: Hometown actor Michael Esper now on Broadway in the comedy ‘The Lyons’

In the span of two weeks in March the homegrown actor wrapped the Off-Broadway play “Assistance,” shot an NBC pilot for a medical drama called “Do No Harm” and got back to work on “The Lyons,” which opens at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on April 23. Shape-shift much?

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4.15.12

Billy Crystal and Neil Simon Visit Linda Lavin & Co. at The Lyons

Billy Crystal and Neil Simon visit The Lyons on April 14, 2012.

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4.5.12

Finding Her Own Path Back to Broadway

Linda Lavin surprised the New York theater world last summer when she passed up roles in not one but two hotly anticipated Broadway shows in favor of an Off Broadway play called “The Lyons.”

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4.5.12

The Lyons, Led By Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Set Up Their Den on Broadway

The Lyons, Nicky Silver’s darkly comic dysfunctional-family play starring Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, begins its Broadway life April 5 at the Cort Theatre following its fall 2011 Off-Broadway premiere.

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3.29.12

Meet Linda Lavin and Her Dysfunctional Broadway Family in The Lyons

Think your family is dysfunctional? Meet the Lyons! As Ben Lyons (Dick Latessa) lies dying in the hospital, he is kept company by his nagging wife (Linda Lavin) and his estranged and troubled children (Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant), and that’s just the beginning.

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3.28.12

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & Co. Get Ready to Roar Onto Broadway in The Lyons

They’ll soon bring a biting brand of family drama to Broadway, but the cast of The Lyons showed off their lighter sides when they chatted up the theater press on March 28.

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3.22.12

Tickets Now on Sale for The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin

Tickets are now available for the Broadway transfer of Nicky Silver’s The Lyons. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the play stars Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa and features Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell.

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3.19.12

Cort Theatre Box Office Will Open March 22 for The Lyons

The Cort Theatre box office will open March 22 for the Broadway transfer of Nicky Silver’s biting family play The Lyons, starring Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa.

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3.13.12

Debra Messing, Mario Cantone and More Stars Honor Linda Lavin at 2012 Vineyard Theatre Benefit Gala

Stars of stage and screen flocked to the Hudson Theater on March 12 to honor Linda Lavin at the Vineyard Theatre’s 2012 Benefit Gala.

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3.1.12

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Original Cast of The Lyons Confirmed for Broadway Move

The original Off-Broadway company of Nicky Silver’s dark comedy The Lyons will make the leap to Broadway, producers announced on March 1.

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