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Linda Lavin to return to off-Broadway stage

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 7:14pm  ET

FILE - This July 27, 2013 file photo shows Actress Linda Lavin at the NBC 2013 summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lavin will star in a Nicky Silver play, being directed by Mark Brokaw and at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. The off-Broadway theater said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that Tony Award-winning Lavin will star in Silver’s new play “Too Much Sun,” which begins previews May 1 with an official opening set for May 20. The play is about a celebrated actress who unravels while preparing for a new production of “Medea.” (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Linda Lavin will find herself in a familiar place this spring -- in a Nicky Silver play, being directed by Mark Brokaw at the Vineyard Theatre.

The off-Broadway theater said Tuesday that Tony Award-winning Lavin will star in Silver's new play "Too Much Sun," which begins previews May 1, with an official opening set for May 20. The play is about a celebrated actress who unravels while preparing for a production of "Medea."

Lavin, the former paper hat-wearing star of the TV series "Alice," last year played a fearsome mother in Silver's "The Lyons," which debuted at the Vineyard under Brokaw's direction. The role earned Lavin a Tony nomination.

The 76-year-old Lavin was recently in "Follies" at the Kennedy Center and "Other Desert Cities" at Lincoln Center.

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Online: http://www.vineyardtheatre.org


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