Billy Magnussen Departs VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Today
Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen will exit the cast of Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike today, August 4. He will be replaced as 'Spike' by Creed Garnick, who currently understudies the role.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Magnussen will soon star as 'Rapunzel's Prince' in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Into the Woods.
The play recently won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, and extended its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre for a second and final time. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will now end its run Sunday, August 25 (it was originally scheduled to end its run on Sunday, June 30). The critically lauded play has 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.
Garnick's other credits include: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors, Cat Ballou. Juilliard:Savage in Limbo; Othello; Love's Labour's Lost; Scapin; The Mound Builders; The Seagull; Coldfront; The Crucible; The Skin of Our Teeth; Romeo and Juliet; Bus Stop; Henry IV, Part I. Training: Juilliard Drama Division.