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Linda Lavin stars in the Broadway premiere of Nicky Silver’s family comedy

The Lyons Will Transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre This Spring

The Lyons Will Transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre This Spring
Linda Lavin & Dick Latessa in 'The Lyons'
Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa will star in Broadway's 'The Lyons'.

Nicky Silver’s The Lyons, which premiered off-Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre, will transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre this spring. Original stars Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa will star in the Broadway production, with co-stars Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell expected to join as well. Directed by Mark Brokaw, The Lyons will begin previews on a yet to be determined date during the first week of April, and open before the April 26 cutoff for 2012 Tony Awards eligibility.

The Lyons is about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch (Latessa). When Ben Lyons’ wife, Rita (Lavin), and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, they are propelled into foreign territory - human connection.

The Lyons will be presented on Broadway by Kathleen K. Johnson. The Vineyard Theatre production opened October 11, 2011 and was extended twice for a nine-week run. The production marks the first work of Silver’s to arrive on Broadway. 

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