Christopher Durang News

Date of Birth: January 02, 1949 (66)
Birth Place: Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater CenterBWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 2, 2015

Although I am not as familiar with the plays of Anton Chekhov as some, Christopher Durang's play, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, doesn't require a pop quiz of Chekhovian references in order for one to enjoy the show. This character study into the lives of three squabbling, middle-aged siblings has enough humor and poignancy in it so you don't have to have your SparkNotes handy to enjoy it. The play, produced by Leslie Nichols and directed by Fred Helsel, plays at the Santa Paula Theater Center through August 16. (more...)

EVITA, VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE & More Set for MTC MainStage's 2015-16 SeasonEVITA, VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE & More Set for MTC MainStage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, announces its 2015/2016 season at The Melissa & Doug Theatre in Norwalk, CT. MTC MainStage will present four productions from October 2015 through April 2016. Subscriptions, flex-passes and single tickets are now available. Call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Company of Fools Produces 20th Season Souvenir BookCompany of Fools Produces 20th Season Souvenir Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Company of Fools, as part of their 20th Celebration Season, has created a 20th Season Souvenir Book. Featuring Kirsten Shultz's photography, tributes, reflections and stories from the Company's artists, this special book is an entertaining and profoundly personal history of the Fools. (more...)

White Heron Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins in AugustWhite Heron Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company is proud to present the Tony Award-winning play - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - written by Christopher Durang and directed by Tony Award-winner Martin Platt.   (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is pleased to present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater to Stage THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDPrinceton Summer Theater to Stage THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Princeton Summer Theater's critically acclaimed 2015 season continues next week with a double feature of The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard. The comedic one-acts open next Thursday at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University's Campus. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton FosterTickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

HMT will kick off its second season at The CIA with an annual Gala Benefit featuring Broadway veteran, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, and Younger star Sutton Foster on September 26, 2016. (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRODUCERS at Sierra StagesPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRODUCERS at Sierra Stages
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Beginning July 16 and continuing through August 8, Sierra Stages presents the over-the-top Mel Brooks musical comedy 'THE PRODUCERS' at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Winner of an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, 'THE PRODUCERS' has music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The Sierra Stages production is directed by Susan Mason, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the live theatre orchestra. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/10; DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA in Chicago & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/10; DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA in Chicago & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Vancouver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA AND SONIA in Chicago, and The Muny's HOLIDAY INN, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF POPE! An Epic Musical Gives Sneak Peek at BROADWAY SESSIONSPhoto Flash: NYMF POPE! An Epic Musical Gives Sneak Peek at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to welcome Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book of Mormon), Sam Bolen (It's a Bird...it's Superman), Britney Coleman, Jason Edward Cook, Jarid Faubel (Yank!), Brian Flores, Megan Lewis (If/Them, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Grey Gardens), Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky, Mary Poppins, Good Vibrations), Dylan S. Wallach and Ken Land (Victor/Victoria) to the cast of POPE! An Epic Musical, which returns to New York City as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project. The company just performed a sneak peek concert for BROADWAY SESSIONS, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Spring Stage Presents Scintillating and Sexy Dark Comedy VENUS IN FURSpring Stage Presents Scintillating and Sexy Dark Comedy VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Silver Spring Stage presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by John Dellaporta and produced by Pam Burks, a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power, in which the two participants prove to be seriously, almost scarily adept. Venus in Fur will perform weekends July 10 to August 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Misha Davenport - Jul 4, 2015

Laughs abound in the Goodman's production of the 2013 Tony award-winning play by Christopher Durang (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open 7/10 in Santa PaulaVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open 7/10 in Santa Paula
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Santa Paula Theater Center presents the Ventura County premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award winning comedy VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE from July 10 through August 16 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and special summer matinee performances at 4 pm. (more...)

McCarter Receives 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for ALL THE DAYS PremiereMcCarter Receives 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for ALL THE DAYS Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

McCarter Theatre Center has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award in support of Sharyn Rothstein's All the Days, a heartfelt world premiere comedy centered on a complicated relationship between a mother and her grown daughter. All the Days is the sixth McCarter world premiere to receive an Edgerton Award in the past eight seasons. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS, MEMPHIS & MoreAurora Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS, MEMPHIS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

On the heels of a record-breaking year, Aurora Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary season! Atlanta audiences will once again experience award-winning productions and talent, as Aurora Theatre unveils its 2015-2016 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE This SummerCompany of Fools to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This July Company of Fools (COF) presents the hilarious winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by the master of comedy, Christopher Durang. One of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has been described by the New York Times as, 'deliriously funny' and 'comic acting raised to the level of high art.' (more...)

City Theatre Names 2015 Young Playwrights Contest WinnersCity Theatre Names 2015 Young Playwrights Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

City Theatre has announced the six winners of our 2015 Young Playwrights Contest. These winning playwrights will develop their scripts in collaboration with professional theatre artists in productions on City Theatre's Hamburg Studio stage during the 16th annual Young Playwrights Festival, September 29 - October 9, 2015. (more...)

Hub Theatre Company to Present Christopher Durang's LAUGHING WILD, 7/17-8/1Hub Theatre Company to Present Christopher Durang's LAUGHING WILD, 7/17-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will continue its third season this summer with Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild at Club Cafe, Friday, July 17 through Saturday, August 1. (more...)

The Bay Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 6/19-27The Bay Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 6/19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Bay Players community theatre organization presents Christopher Durang's comic play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, on June 19, 20, 26 and 27, 8 pm, at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont Street (Rte. 3A), Duxbury. The production is directed by Philip Markella. (more...)

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