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Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Nominee is The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Rooting For?

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Nominee is The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Rooting For?

As the excitement builds for the 2012 Tony Awards, Broadway.com is presenting a series of exclusive video features in which your favorite nominated stars spill secrets about themselves, their stage faves and their preparation for Broadway's big night. Today's nominee is the incomparable Linda Lavin, who picked up her sixth Tony nomination as ruthless matriarch Rita Lyons ...

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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 ...

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She’s One Ferocious Mother! Check Out Linda Lavin in the New Lyons Poster

She’s One Ferocious Mother! Check Out Linda Lavin in the New Lyons Poster

Best Actress Tony nominee Linda Lavin may appear mild-mannered in Nicky Silver’s acclaimed comedy The Lyons, but make no mistake, she is one ferocious beast! As Rita Lyons, Lavin casually discusses the time she bought a gun with intent to shoot her husband, sincerely asks if her grandson may be “a little bit retarded” and nags her son so ...

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The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Brings Solo Show to The Metropolitan Room

The Lyons Star Linda Lavin Brings Solo Show to The Metropolitan Room

The Lyons star Linda Lavin, who recently earned her sixth Tony nomination, will perform solo concerts at the Metropolitan Room on May 6 and 7. Accompanied by musical director Billy Stritch and a jazz combo, Lavin will perform selections from her debut solo album Possibilities. The set will include songs like "It Might as well be Spring," "There's a ...

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Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

After an exciting day of hearing the overjoyed reactions from this year’s newly minted Tony nominees, Broadway.com is taking a deeper look at the 2012 nominations. This year’s roster includes a historic first as well as some intriguing coincidences and trends. Below, we uncover 10 fun facts about the Tony contenders.

The One and Only: Leap of ...

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

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

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Linda Lavin
Nominated for Best Actress in a Play, The Lyons

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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 27, and Death Takes a Holiday and Follies led the pack with a total of 10 nods each. The awards, which honor Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, will be presented June 3 at Town Hall. Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James announced the nominees, as well as special ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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