Nicky Silver’s off-Broadway hit The Lyons roars onto the Main Stem beginning April 5 at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the dysfunctional family comedy stars award-winning TV and stage actress Linda Lavin and Tony winner Dick Latessa. The Broadway production officially opens on April 23.
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.
Joining Lavin and Latessa are Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The show first opened at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre on October 11, 2011 and extended several times before closing on November 20.