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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Tickets Now on Sale for The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin

Tickets Now on Sale for The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin

Tickets are now available for the Broadway transfer of Nicky Silver’s The Lyons. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the play stars Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa and features Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Lyons will begin previews on April 5 at the Cort Theatre, with an official opening scheduled for April 23 ...

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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 ...

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Michael Esper Set for NBC Medical Drama Pilot Do No Harm

Michael Esper Set for NBC Medical Drama Pilot Do No Harm

Michael Esper will join the cast of the NBC medical drama pilot Do No Harm as Dr. Alex Jordan, according to Deadline.com. Written by David Schulner, the drama also stars previously announced stage and screen favorite Steven Pasquale (Reasons to Be Pretty, TV’s Rescue Me). No filming dates or further casting have been announced.

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The Lyons Will Transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre This Spring

The Lyons Will Transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre This Spring

Nicky Silver’s The Lyons, which premiered off-Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre, will transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre this spring. Original stars Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa will star in the Broadway production, with co-stars Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell expected to join as well. Directed by Mark Brokaw, The Lyons will begin previews ...

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Allow Me! Michael Esper, Bobby Steggert & the Cast of Assistance Meet the Press

Allow Me! Michael Esper, Bobby Steggert & the Cast of Assistance Meet the Press

Rehearsals have begun for the New York premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance, and the cast, including Man and Boy's Virginia Kull, American Idiot’s Michael Esper and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Ragtime), celebrated at a January 10 press event at Playwrights Horizons. Described as a biting satire, this new comedy, by the author of the 2010 hit Bachelorette ...

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Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and Bobby Steggert Set For Playwright Horizons' Assistance

Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and Bobby Steggert Set For Playwright Horizons' Assistance

Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert will lead Playwrights Horizons' previously announced New York premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance. Directed by Trip Cullman, previews begin February 3, with opening night set for February 28. The limited engagement runs through March 11.

Assistance delves into humanity’s need and drive for power. The story follows young assistants ...

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