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Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Epic news: Broadway favorites Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess and Dick Latessa will star in an industry reading of the new musical drama Wallenberg, based on the life of real-life Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg. Directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore), the musical features a book and lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman and a score by ...

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Exclusive! Go Behind the Scenes with Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller & the Concert Cast of Ragtime

Exclusive! Go Behind the Scenes with Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller & the Concert Cast of Ragtime
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The music of Ragtime filled the air at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on February 18 as an all-star cast breathed new life into Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ Tony-winning score. The one-night-only concert performance starred Tony winner Lea Salonga as Mother and Tony nominees Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Patina Miller as Sarah and ...

Patina Miller and More to Star in Ragtime Concert with Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis

Patina Miller and More to Star in Ragtime Concert with Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis

Tony nominees Patina Miller, Kerry Butler and more will join headliners Lea Salonga, Tyne Daly and Norm Lewis in the upcoming concert performance of Ragtime at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Helmed by Stafford Arima, the concert will take place on February 18.

Miller, who will likely appear in the upcoming Broadway production of Pippin, will star as Sarah in the ...

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Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween is just around the corner, and while there are no shortage of horror movies and thrillers to commemorate the holiday, the candy-filled night means only one thing for children of the ‘90s: Hocus Pocus. The 1993 film starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, three witches that rise from the dead one Halloween night ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Broadway Barks!, the annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place July 14 in Shubert Alley. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The 14th annual Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM with the celebrity presentations beginning at 5 ...

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The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, to Close on Broadway

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, to Close on Broadway

Nicky Silver’s comedy The Lyons has set a July 1 closing date at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Mark Brokaw and starring 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin, the comedy will have played a total of 21 previews and 80 regular performances at the time of closing.

The Lyons stars Lavin as Rita Lyons, the indomitable matriarch of a family at ...

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Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

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. As the show begins, the Lyons family is at a crossroads as their patriarch lies dying and the three remaining family members ...

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Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Nicky Silver’s celebrated comedy The Lyons opened on the Great White Way on April 23, and the entire off-Broadway company couldn’t be happier to bring this show to the Main Stem. After the show’s hilarious and talented stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant took their bows, the cast joined their famous guests for an old-fashioned ...

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony nominators won’t forget ...

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

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More Make a Triumphant Return to Broadway in The Lyons
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Broadway embraced its newest dysfunctional family, The Lyons, on April 23, when Nicky Silver’s acclaimed play officially opened at the Cort Theatre. The comedy about a family dealing with the impending death of their patriarch first premiered off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in the fall of 2011. The show's stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant and Michael Esper ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Go Wild for Linda Lavin and The Lyons?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Go Wild for Linda Lavin and The Lyons?

Nicky Silver’s The Lyons roars onto Broadway after an acclaimed off-Broadway debut. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the comedy stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant as the Lyons family, who must deal with the imminent death of the patriarch and their isolated lives. Broadway.com Word of Mouth panelists Kim, Kean and Scott headed to the ...

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Get a Sneak Peek at Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More in The Lyons on Broadway

Get a Sneak Peek at Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More in The Lyons on Broadway

Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa return to Broadway as the Rita and Ben Lyons, the less-than-stellar parents of Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant in Nicky Silver’s comedy The Lyons. Directed by Mark Brokaw, this hilarious play about a dysfunctional New York family opens April 23 at the Cort Theatre. Check out a deliciously funny preview below and ...

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Mother Knows Best! The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens on Broadway

Mother Knows Best! The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens on Broadway

Nicky Silver’s comedy The Lyons officially opens at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on April 23. Directed by Mark Brokaw, The Lyons stars Broadway favorites Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant as the dysfunctional Lyons family.

Several Broadway and TV veterans will be on hand to welcome this fearsome foursome back to the Main Stem including Marlo Thomas ...

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Take a Look Inside Broadway’s Newest Dysfunctional Family, The Lyons

Take a Look Inside Broadway’s Newest Dysfunctional Family, The Lyons
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Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa are back on Broadway as the over-the-top parents to Broadway favorites Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons. If you thought your mother was overbearing, just wait until you meet Rita Lyons! We’ve got a first look at production photos from this hilarious new comedy, which officially opens at ...

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

Billy Crystal and Neil Simon Visit Linda Lavin & Co. at The Lyons
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Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and the company of The Lyons welcomed two very famous faces on April 14. Funnyman Billy Crystal dropped by the Cort Theatre for some laughs and to see Linda Lavin in her starring role as Rita Lyons. Also on hand was three-time Tony winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, who came out to support Lavin and ...

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Michael Esper, Roars Onto Broadway

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Michael Esper, Roars Onto Broadway

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 ...

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Meet Linda Lavin and Her Dysfunctional Broadway Family in The Lyons

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.  Nicky Silver's The Lyons roars onto Broadway beginning April 5, following its sold-out run off-Broadway ...

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

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & Co. Get Ready to Roar Onto Broadway in The Lyons
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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. Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa are the heads of the troubled Lyon clan, and they were joined at Davenport Studios by their estranged onstage children (Michael Esper and ...

Full Original Cast Confirmed for Broadway Run of The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa

Full Original Cast Confirmed for Broadway Run of The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa

The original cast from the off-Broadway run of Nicky Silver's The Lyons will transfer with the show when it makes its mainstem bow this spring. In addition to previously announced stars Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, the play will also feature Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell reprising their roles. Directed by Mark Brokaw, The Lyons begins ...

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The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Gets Second Off-Broadway Extension

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Gets Second Off-Broadway Extension

The world premiere production of Nicky Silver's The Lyons has extended at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre for a second time. The play will now run through November 20 instead of the previously announced closing date of November 11.

Directed by Mark Brokaw and starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, The Lyons follows a family grappling with the imminent death of its ...

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The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Extends at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Extends at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre

The world premiere production of Nicky Silver's The Lyons has extended at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. The play will now run through November 11 instead of the previously announced October 30 closing date. Opening night is set for October 11.

Directed by Mark Brokaw and starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, The Lyons follows a family grappling with the imminent death ...

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Nicky Silver's The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Opens at the Vineyard Theatre

Nicky Silver's The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Opens at the Vineyard Theatre

Acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver's world premiere comedy The Lyons officially opens at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre on October 11. Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa lead the production, which is directed by Mark Brokaw. The limited engagement runs through October 30.

The Lyons follows a family grappling with the death of its patriarch. When Rita (Lavin), the wife of Ben ...

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Get Introduced to the Dysfunctional Family of The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa

Get Introduced to the Dysfunctional Family of The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa
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Nicky Silver's new family drama The Lyons is getting set for an October 11 opening at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, and Broadway.com has your first look at this dysfunctional crew. Tony winner Linda Lavin stars as matriarch Rita, alongside fellow Tony winner Dick Latessa as her cancer-stricken husband, Ben. Rita and Ben have called upon their adult children (played by ...

The Lyons, Family Drama Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Begins Off-Broadway Performances

The Lyons, Family Drama Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, Begins Off-Broadway Performances

After a one-day delay, performances begin on September 22 for the world premiere of Nicky Silver's play The Lyons at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa and directed by Mark Brokaw, the family drama is set to officially open on October 11.

The Lyons follows a family grappling with the death of its patriarch. When Rita (Lavin ...

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Tickets Now on Sale For Nicky Silver's Family Drama The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa

Tickets Now on Sale For Nicky Silver's Family Drama The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa

Tickets are now available for Nicky Silver's The Lyons, starring Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the family drama beings previews on September 21 at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, with opening night set for October 11.

The world premiere production follows a family grappling with the death of its patriarch. When Ben Lyons' (Latessa) wife, Rita ...

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