Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"The Lyons" to come to Broadway

The Lyons, a new play by Nicky Silver, will be coming to Broadway. The play has been playing off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre and will be coming to the Cort Theatre this spring. The press announcement has stated that Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa will move with the show, and that Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell, who also appeared in the off-Broadway incarnation, are expected to transfer with the show, as well. The play, directed by Mark Brokaw, is scheduled to open on April 26th, just in time to be eligible for the 2012 Tony Awards.

According to, "The Lyons is about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch (Latessa). When Ben Lyons’ wife, Rita (Lavin), and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, they are propelled into foreign territory - human connection."

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