Linda Lavin
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Actress will star in Silver's 'Too Much Sun' after creating the lead role in his play 'The Lyons,' which netted her a Tony nom

Linda Lavin will reunite with playwright Nicky Silver, helmer Mark Brokaw and Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater to star in “Too Much Sun,” the new Silver play set to open at theater in May.

In 2011 Lavin, currently appearing on NBC comedy “Sean Saves the World,” starred at the Vineyard in Silver’s “Lyons.” That Brokaw-helmed production made its way to Broadway in 2012 and scored Lavin a Tony nom.

In “Too Much Sun,” Lavin will play a well-known actress who loses it while preparing to play Medea, and seeks respite at her married daughter’s seaside home.

“Too Much Sun” rounds out a Vineyard season that launched with “The Landing,” the new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and will continue in the spring with the tuner “Arlington.” “Too Much Sun” begins previews May 1 ahead of a May 20 opening at the Vineyard’s downtown Gotham venue.

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