The Lyons


THE LYONS

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway Number of Performances: 80
Number of Previews: 21
First Preview : Apr 5, 2012
Opening Night : Apr 23, 2012
Closing Night : Jul 1, 2012
Opening Night Cast
Linda Lavin (Rita Lyons)
Dick Latessa (Ben Lyons)
Michael Esper (Curtis Lyons)
Kate Jennings Grant (Lisa Lyons)
Brenda Pressley (Nurse)
Gregory Wooddell (Brian)


“THE LYONS SUCCEEDS MARVELOUSLY!”
– Scott Brown, New York Magazine

OVERVIEW

The Lyons stars Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin (beloved as Alice Hyatt on the hit TV show “Alice”) as Rita Lyons, the indomitable matriarch of a dysfunctional family at a major crossroads. Her husband is dying, her son is in a dubious relationship, her daughter is barely holding it together. And worst of all, Rita can’t figure out how to redesign her living room! This hilarious new comedy beckons you into a mother’s lion’s den where nothing escapes the pithy wrath of her verbal claws.

VERY FUNNY AND SURPRISINGLY AFFECTING!
– Elizabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

REVIEWS & AWARDS

“NICKY SILVER’S BEST
PLAY IN YEARS”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“LINDA LAVIN IS DELICIOUS AND CONSTANTLY HILARIOUS”
– Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

“THE LYONS SUCCEEDS MARVELOUSLY!”
– Scott Brown, New York Magazine

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Kathleen K. Johnson; Associate Producer: Jonathan Tessero
Originally produced by Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel: Artistic Director; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell: Executive Director)

Written by Nicky Silver; Original music by David Van Tieghem

Directed by Mark Brokaw; Assistant Director: Sam Pinkleton

Scenic Design by Allen Moyer; Costume Design by Michael Krass; Lighting Design by David Lander; Sound Design by David Van Tieghem; Associate Sound Design: David Sanderson; Assistant Scenic Design: Warren Karp; Assistant Costume Design: Brenda Abbandandolo; Assistant Lighting Design: Travis McHale; Assistant Sound Design: Emma Wilk

General Manager: Niko Companies, Ltd.

Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Robert Bennett; Stage Manager: Lois Griffing

Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Casting: Henry Russell Bergstein, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Sam Rudy; Advertising: aka; Marketing: aka; Digital and Interactive: aka; Photographer: Carol Rosegg

Opening Night Cast

Linda Lavin (Rita Lyons)
Dick Latessa (Ben Lyons)
Michael Esper (Curtis Lyons)
Kate Jennings Grant (Lisa Lyons)
Brenda Pressley (Nurse)
Gregory Wooddell (Brian)

Understudies: Richard Gallagher (Brian, Curtis Lyons), Tim Jerome (Ben Lyons), Eva Kaminsky (Lisa Lyons, Nurse) and John Wernke (Brian, Curtis Lyons)

BROADWAY REVIEWS

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PHOTO GALLERY

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