Charlie Hofheimer Joins The Lyons Family on Broadway Starting June 12
12 Jun 2012
Photo by Carol Rosegg
Charlie Hofheimer, who is best known as Abe Drexler, the boyfriend of Elizabeth Moss' character Peggy Olson on AMC-TV's "Mad Men," joins the cast of Nicky Silver's acclaimed new comedy The Lyons beginning June 12 at the Cort Theatre.
Hofheimer assumes the role of Curtis Lyons, succeeding Michael Esper, who played his final performance June 10.
Charlie Hofheimer previously appeared on Broadway in On the Waterfront and at Lincoln Center in Old Money, directed by Mark Brokaw. Other theatre credits include Minor Demons at Century Center, Opelika at Third Eye Rep and Without Walls, directed by Christopher Ashley at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Written by Silver and directed by Mark Brokaw, The Lyons is produced on Broadway by Kathleen K. Johnson.
The play is described as 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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.