BWW Flashback: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Ends Broadway Run Today
Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, ends its extended premiere on Broadway at the Golden Theatre today, August 25. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the much-lauded production below!
Directed by Nicholas Martin, the production currently stars Julie White (who replaced original star Sigourney Weaver), David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Creed Garnick, Shalita Grant, and Liesel Allen Yeager.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was commissioned and developed by McCarter Theatre and co-produced by McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theatre. The play premiered at McCarter in September 2012 (with the current Broadway cast) before it transferred directly to Lincoln Center at the end of the McCarter run. Both runs were sold out.
Riffing on some of Anton Chekov's most time-tested themes, Christopher Durang proves in his hysterically funny and surprisingly affecting new romp, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, that whether you're in 19th Century Russia or 21st Century Pennsylvania, the human condition never changes. Vanya (Pierce) and Sonia (Nielsen) have never left the confines of their childhood home - a rambling farmhouse in Bucks County, PA - while having to witness the glamorous exploits of their sister, Masha (Weaver), a famous movie actress, from afar. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike (Garnick), throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Only one thing is certain: no one will get out of this without looking absolutely ridiculous!
BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room as the cast and crew prepped for the show's opening night on Broadway - check out a look back at what Weaver, Pierce, and more had to say about Durang's latest comedy below!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. Below, scroll through for a look back at production shots at the Tony-winning play!
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand when the show opened on March 14. Check out what the cast had to say on the red carpet below!
The critically acclaimed play swept the awards circuit this year, having now been named Best Play by every major theatrical awards organization including the aforementioned Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics' Circle, the Drama Desk, the Drama League, and the Outer Critics Circle.
BroadwayWorld congratulates Durang on another runaway hit, as well as the cast and crew on this hilarious production!