Larry Hirschhorn News

Tony-Winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, will end its extended premiere on Broadway at the Golden Theatre today, August 25. (more...)

Julie White Begins Performances Tonight in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Tony Award-winner Julie White steps into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, tonight, Tuesday, July 30. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. (more...)

VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will extend its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre by four weeks due to popular demand. (more...)

York Theatre Presents Reading of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series kicks off the summer with Janet Brenner co-producing Fiction In Photographs, an original musical conceived and directed by Randy Redd, with Book by Dan Elish and Music & Lyrics by Dan Mills. With music direction by Adam Podd, the five-member cast will feature Cole Burden, Van Hughes, David Larsen, Lauren Pritchard and Ali Stroker. The By-Invitation-Only, one performance presentation is set for today, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (The reading will not be held at The York Theatre Company.) (more...)

Tony-Winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes and Larry Hirschhorn have announced that Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which last night won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, will again extend its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre. With this second and final extension, 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. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2013

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Reading of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series kicks off the summer with Janet Brenner co-producing Fiction In Photographs, an original musical conceived and directed by Randy Redd, with Book by Dan Elish and Music & Lyrics by Dan Mills. With music direction by Adam Podd, the five-member cast will feature Cole Burden, Van Hughes, David Larsen, Lauren Pritchard and Ali Stroker. The By-Invitation-Only, one performance presentation is set for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (The reading will not be held at The York Theatre Company.) (more...)

Norm Lewis, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for LaGuardia Arts High School's Ben Vereen Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Luminaries of stage and screen will come together tonight, May 20th at LaGuardia Arts High School in Manhattan to pay tribute to treasured alumnus and show biz icon Ben Vereen (Pippin, Roots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweet Charity, Hair, Wicked). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, VANYA AND SONIA, Nathan Lane & VIRGINIA WOOLF? Win Big at Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) announced today the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League Awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Kinky Boots; presented by Diane Paulus; Distinguished Play,Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, presented by Pam MacKinnon; Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Pippin, presented by Alex Timbers; Distinguished Revival of a Play,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, presented by Rachel Chavkin; Distinguished Performance, Nathan Lane, presented by Debra Messing at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Ms. Messing and David Hyde Pierce at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)

VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through July 28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will extend its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre by four weeks due to popular demand. (more...)

VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver Chats 'VANYA & SONIA' on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2013

On yesterday's THE TALK on CBS, Sigourney Weaver shared stories about her famous roles though the years and touted that with her new Broadway role in the Tony-nominated play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' has now made her 'in the best shape of her life.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement. (more...)

2013 Tony Awards - The Producers!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Here's the nominated producers! (more...)

2013 Drama League Nominations Announced -- KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Lead with 3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2013 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced at a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie this morning at Sardi's Restaurant which were streamed live online at www.BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for LaGuardia Arts High School's Ben Vereen Tribute, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Luminaries of stage and screen will come together on May 20th at LaGuardia Arts High School in Manhattan to pay tribute to treasured alumnus and show biz icon Ben Vereen (Pippin, Roots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweet Charity, Hair, Wicked). This evening of song and dance will include such notables as: (more...)

Official: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open at Golden Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O'Boyle announced today that Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is headed to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out premiere at Lincoln Center. The 17-week strictly limited engagement is set to begin performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Broadway's Golden Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the Broadway production will feature the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen. Opening night is set for Today, March 14, 2013. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Will Offer 'Youth Rush' Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

The Broadway Premiere of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which comes on the heels of its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, has announced a youth rush ticket policy. A number of $37 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance. (more...)

SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE at Capital Repertory Theatre Will Be Helmed By Gordon Greenberg
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

GORDON GREENBERG, director of WORKING, JACQUES BREL and the acclaimed national tour of GUYS AND DOLLS, is about to launch a world premiere musical, SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE, at Albany's Capital Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Tickets for the Broadway Premiere of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which comes on the heels of its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, are now on sale to the general public via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The 17-week strictly limited Broadway engagement is set to begin performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Broadway's Golden Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the Broadway production will feature the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 14, 2013. (more...)

Official: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open at Golden Theatre 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O'Boyle announced today that Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is headed to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out premiere at Lincoln Center. The 17-week strictly limited engagement is set to begin performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Broadway's Golden Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the Broadway production will feature the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 14, 2013. (more...)

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