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Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Ira Amyx, Gabe Ruiz and More Join Martha Lavey in Steppenwolf Theatre's THE WAY WEST, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Casting is nearly complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Way West by Mona Mansour. Ensemble member Amy Morton directs a cast of six featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Ira Amyx, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz. This wryly funny play-with music-about the contemporary quirks of our American spirit is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The Way West begins previews tonight, April 3, 2014 (opening night is April 13; press performances are April 12 at 3pm and April 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creative team of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be directed by Jessica Stone. Stone, who is a frequent collaborator with Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, will base this production on his Tony-nominated Broadway direction. Martin had been previously announced to return to San Diego to direct but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 17 - 21. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by subscription only. Single tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 12 noon and will be available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Amy Morton and More in the World Premiere of THE WAY WEST at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell,Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz. The Way West begins previews April 3, 2014 (opening night is April 13; press performances are April 12 at 3pm and April 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce and Christopher Durang Talk 'VANYA AND SONIA' in LA
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Center Theatre Group has a big hit in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' currently in performances at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum. With strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, CTG has extended the run by a week, now closing on March 16, 2014. Below, director David Hyde Pierce and playwright Christopher Durang discuss the process of bringing the hit comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to the stage and to the Mark Taper Forum! (more...)

World Premiere of THE WAY WEST Begins 4/3 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz. The Way West begins previews April 3, 2014 (opening night is April 13; press performances are April 12 at 3pm and April 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - 78) are on sale now at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce-Helmed 'VANYA AND SONIA' Extends Through 3/16 at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Center Theatre Group has a big hit in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," currently in performances at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum. With strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, CTG has extended the run by a week, now closing on March 16, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce Hints at Taking 'VANYA AND SONIA' to London This Fall!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

The four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by to talk with Tavis Smiley about his latest projects, including directing the L.A. production of the Tony-winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, as well as the possibility of acting in the show in London. Pierce told Smiley: 'And in the fall the plan is to take Vanya to London, the original production, and I'll go back to acting in it.' Watch the full interview below! (more...)

Actors Fund Hosts 'Producer's Picks' Fundraiser with David Hyde Pierce and the Cast of CTG's 'VANYA AND SONIA' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Actors Fund is holding a Special 'Producer's Picks' Fundraising Evening at tonight's, February 11th performance of Christopher Durang's award-winning comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In addition to enjoying the show, guests will receive an autographed program and enjoy an exclusive post-performance dessert and wine reception with director, David Hyde Pierce, and cast members. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of CTG's 'VANYA AND SONIA' with Director David Hyde Pierce, Christine Ebersole, Kristine Nielsen & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opened last night, Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night festivities with the cast, crew, and attendees below! (more...)

David Hyde Pierce-Helmed 'VANYA AND SONIA' with Christine Ebersole, David Hull & Kristine Nielsen Opens at CTG's Mark Taper Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opens today, Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Actors Fund to Host 'Producer's Picks' Fundraiser with David Hyde Pierce and the Cast of CTG's 'VANYA AND SONIA', 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Actors Fund is holding a Special 'Producer's Picks' Fundraising Evening at the Tuesday, February 11th performance of Christopher Durang's award-winning comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In addition to enjoying the show, guests will receive an autographed program and enjoy an exclusive post-performance dessert and wine reception with director, David Hyde Pierce, and cast members. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Blum, Christine Ebersole, David Hull, Kristine Nielsen and More in CTG's 'VANYA AND SONIA'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opens Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The hysterically funny and affecting new play is directed byDavid Hyde Pierce, based on the Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin, and has performances through March 9, 2014. 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' is currently in previews. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Directed by David Hyde Pierce, to Open 2/9 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opens Sunday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Ira Amyx, Gabe Ruiz and More to Join Martha Lavey in Steppenwolf Theatre's THE WAY WEST, 4/3-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Casting is nearly complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Way West by Mona Mansour. Ensemble member Amy Morton directs a cast of six featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Ira Amyx, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz. This wryly funny play-with music-about the contemporary quirks of our American spirit is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The Way West begins previews April 3, 2014 (opening night is April 13; press performances are April 12 at 3pm and April 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with David Hyde Pierce, Christine Ebersole, Kristine Nielsen & More for CTG's 'VANYA AND SONIA'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' directed by Tony Award and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce, based on the Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin. 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' will be presented at the Mark Taper Forum, January 29 through March 9, 2014. The opening is scheduled for February 9. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

The Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, closes today, December 8, 2013, after 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet began previews on Saturday, August 24, 2013 and opened on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (more...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly begins its final week of performances tonight at 7:30PM. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Extends Through December 8 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

It was announced today that the Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, will play two weeks past its originally announced 14-week limited Broadway engagement - with a final performance set for Sunday, December 8, 2013, after 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). (more...)

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