Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Original Cast of The Lyons Confirmed for Broadway Move

News   Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Original Cast of The Lyons Confirmed for Broadway Move The original Off-Broadway company of Nicky Silver's dark comedy The Lyons will make the leap to Broadway, producers announced on March 1. Performances begin April 5 prior to an April 23 opening at the Cort Theatre.

Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin Photo by Carol Rosegg

Reuniting following its fall 2011 world premiere by Vineyard Theatre will be Tony Award-winning stars Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound) and Dick Latessa (Hairspray), along with Michael Esper (Assistance) and Kate Jennings Grant (Proof) as their dysfunctional adult children; and Brenda Pressley as a nurse and Gregory Wooddell as a real estate agent. The Vineyard Theatre production of The Lyons will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw (Cry-Baby, Reckless) again directs.

Tickets to The Lyons are on sale starting March 1 through Telecharge.com and at (212) 239-6200.

Here's how the play is billed: "The Lyons is a funny and edgy work starring Linda Lavin as Rita Lyons, the indomitable matriarch of a family at a major crossroads: her husband is dying, her son's in a dubious relationship, her daughter's struggling to stay sober and on top of it all, she can't settle on a new design for the living room."

The original design team for The Lyons returns: scenic design by Allen Moyer; lighting design by David Lander; costume design by Michael Krass; and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

Tickets to The Lyons on Broadway range in price from $26.50-$126.50. Performances will play Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

For additional information, visit www.TheLyonsBroadway.com.

Michael Esper, Dick Latessa and Linda Lavin
Michael Esper, Dick Latessa and Linda Lavin Photo by Carol Rosegg