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Linda Lavin On Playing A Woman With Alzheimer's

Marci Rich | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.

Aisle View: Too Much Sun, Not Enough Laughs

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw, and living legend Linda Lavin have returned to the Vineyard Theatre, launching-ground of their 2011 comedy The Lyons, for another go at it.

Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

Linda Lavin Talks Love, Aging And The New TV Role She Just Had To Play

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

For the first time in many years, Linda Lavin is returning to a leading TV role in NBC's new comedy, 'Sean Saves the World,' starring 'Will & Grace's' Sean Hayes. Upon reading the script, Lavin knew she wanted the role of Lorna, the mother of Hayes' character.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Meet NBC's New 'Ironside'

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

The "Ironside" remake is a-go at NBC. Blair Underwood will star in the NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remake of the 1960s dram...

Len Cariou, Broadway's Original Sweeney Todd, Reveals His Canadian Roots

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.

Talkin' 'Bout a Miracle and Rita Lyons

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

She laughed at a few remarks, but others that led to an uproarious response in most people, caused my mother to roll her eyes in disgust. You see, at the root of it, she was shocked by the somewhat nasty Rita Lyons and she didn't want her to be Jewish. She felt it was somehow an affront.

Rrazz Room Rendezvous: Anniversary Gala Lures in Top Acts for Stellar Cause

Greg Archer | Posted 05.20.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Having stormed onto the scene four years ago, owners of the Rrazz Room Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull had a vision to take San Francisco's nightclub scene to the next level.

'Prince Of Broadway' Gets Its Star

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Linda Lavin knows what she'll be doing after she takes "The Lyons" to Broadway – another Broadway show. Producers of "Prince of Bro...

Movie Review: Don't Wander Into Wanderlust!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jennifer Aniston deserves better material. Paul Rudd does as well. So what are they doing in this turkey?

'The Lyons' Jumps From Off-Broadway To Broadway

AP | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Add "The Lyons" to the list of off-Broadway hits jumping to the Great White Way. Producers said Tuesday that N...

A Play About The Ultimate Jewish Mother

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Jewish mother. She's been a fixture of our pop culture ever since, well, it feels like biblical times. There's the good kind: Stubbor...

Stage Door: Other Desert Cities

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Put Stockard Channing and Linda Lavin on stage and watch the magic. They play sisters on opposite sides, both political and familial, in the smartly staged Other Desert Cities.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upst...

Stage Door: Sondheim on Sondheim, Collected Stories

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

In a 1994 New York magazine article, the cover line asks: "Is Stephen Sondheim God?" If you see Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54, the answer is yes.