“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
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