Mad Men’s Charlie Hofheimer will assume the role of Curtis Lyons in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons beginning June 12 at the Cort Theatre. Hofheimer will take over the role from its originator Michael Esper, who will leave the production June 8 to begin work on the new NBC drama Do No Harm. Hofheimer joins a cast headed by 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin, Tony winner Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell.
Hofheimer currently plays Abe Drexler (boyfriend of Elizabeth Moss' character Peggy Olson) on AMC’s Emmy-winning series Mad Men. He previously appeared on Broadway in On the Waterfront and at Lincoln Center in Old Money. His other film and TV credits include The Good Wife, Rizzoli & Isles, Cold Case, House, American Dreams, The Village, Lassie, Black Hawk Down, Father’s Day, Kate’s Smile and Edge City.
The Lyons stars Linda Lavin as Rita Lyons, the indomitable matriarch of a family at a major crossroads: her husband is dying, her son's in a dubious relationship, her daughter's struggling to stay sober and on top of it all, she can't settle on a new design for the living room.