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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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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.

The Lyons is about a family grappling with the impending death of ...

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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 ...

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