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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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NBC Picks Up Steven Pasquale Medical Drama Do No Harm

NBC Picks Up Steven Pasquale Medical Drama Do No Harm

NBC has ordered Do No Harm, the medical drama featuring Steven Pasquale in dual lead roles, to series, according to Deadline.com. Tony-winning director Michael Mayer, who recently helmed the pilot of Smash, also directed the show's initial episode. The cast also features Tony winner Phylicia Rashad and The Lyons star Michael Esper. No start date has been announced ...

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Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck

Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck

The announcement of the Tony nominations is always exciting, but with only five available slots per category, there are sure to be a performers who don't get those congratulatory phone calls. Below, Broadway.com looks at five snubbed actors we hoped to see included on the ballot. Talk about a competitive season for this year's male headliners! Have ...

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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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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 ...

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The Lyons Star Michael Esper Admits His Obsessions with Record Stores, Wizards & Hologram Tupac

The Lyons Star Michael Esper Admits His Obsessions with Record Stores, Wizards & Hologram Tupac

Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Hip stage star Michael Esper, who is currently giving an acclaimed performance as Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa's troubled son, Curtis, in The Lyons, took time out ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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