THE LYONS Review Quotes

“NICKY SILVER’S BEST PLAY IN 16 YEARS!

Hilariously frank, clear-sighted, compassionate and forgiving. A metamorphic magic imbues The Lyons. Fluidly directed by Mark Brokaw and performed by top-drawer actors.”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

THE LYONS  SUCCEEDS MARVELOUSLY!

Silver’s in top form – a funny, furious tale with honesty, savagery, humanity and wit.”

-Scott Brown, New York Magazine

“VERY FUNNY AND SURPRISINGLY AFFECTING!

Sharp verve and genuine affection. Silver has written his best dialogue in ages. Linda Lavin is a virtuoso marksman, hitting her target every single time.”

-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

“TRULY ENJOYABLE! A TERRIFIC EVENING!

A pleasure to be back in Nicky Silver’s whirlpool of emotional hunger, despair and unexpected tenderness.”

-Linda Winer, Newsday

The Lyons  is smart and funny and moving!

LINDA LAVIN TRIUMPHS! A deeply affecting portrait — entertaining and thought provoking!”

-Jesse Oxfeld, The Observer

“Mazel Tov, Linda Lavin! She is WONDERFUL.

Nicky Silver has written one of his better works in years — one that moves at a crackling pace, peopled by fleshy, interesting characters, including a terrifically sour Dick Latessa. One leaves the theatre laughing. Hurry! Will be one of the hotter tickets of the season!”

-Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press

“HILARIOUS!

It’s nice to see Nicky home again! The performances are delightfully cracked and hysterical in Mark Brokaw tightly focused production.”

-David Cote, NY1

“LINDA LAVIN IS SUBLIME!

A fitting addition to Nicky Silver’s delightfully deranged oeuvre. Blissfully absurd.”

-Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

“HAS AUDIENCES HOWLING!

Linda Lavin performs with remarkable emotional depth. Michael Esper’s performance is exceedingly moving. A superlative ensemble.”

-Andy Propst, TheaterMania

“WILDLY FUNNY AND DEEPLY TOUCHING!

FULL OF BELLY LAUGHS AND STARK INSIGHTS! Simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious! These ‘Lyons’ are worth listening to!”

-David Sheward, Backstage

“LAVIN IS A MARVEL TO WATCH!

Her Rita is a mother from hell, a woman on earth and a gifted actor in heaven.”

-Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

 

“A bitterly funny new play. Darkly hilarious.

Mark Brokaw’s production is sterling — very well acted by a top-notch company. Linda Lavin’s performance is brilliant.”

-Michael Sommers, New Jersey Newsroom

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