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West Coast Ensemble Presents West Coast Premiere of MISS WITHERSPOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2008

West Coast Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of Christopher Durang's MISS WITHERSPOON, directed by Joel Swetow (The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Beginning 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances tonight, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

West Coast Ensemble Presents West Coast Premiere of Durang's 'Miss Witherspoon'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2008

West Coast Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of Christopher Durang's MISS WITHERSPOON, directed by Joel Swetow (The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night). MISS WITHERSPOON will preview Sunday, October 26 at 3pm; Wednesday, October 29; Thursday, October 30; and Friday October 31 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14 at the new home of West Coast Ensemble - The El Centro Theatre, 800 N. El Centro Ave. in Hollywood. (more...)

Feinstein and Edna Open ALL ABOUT ME at New Henry Miller's Theatre, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

As previously reported, Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna have decided to collaborate on their upcoming show efforts and will jointly star in All About Me. The New York Times has reported today that All About Me shall run at the Golden Theater. Previews will begin on February 19 with an official opening night of March 18. (more...)

Official: David Hyde Pierce to Return to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

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, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, which began performances Thursday, October 25 and opens tonight, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein Will Team For Broadway's ALL ABOUT ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

Shubert Organization Chairman Philip J. Smith and President Robert E. Wankel have intervened in the ever growing public feud between Michael Feinstein's All About Me and Dame Edna: It's All About Me. (more...)

West Coast Ensemble Presents West Coast Premiere of Durang's 'Miss Witherspoon'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2008

West Coast Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of Christopher Durang's MISS WITHERSPOON, directed by Joel Swetow (The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night). MISS WITHERSPOON will preview Sunday, October 26 at 3pm; Wednesday, October 29; Thursday, October 30; and Friday October 31 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14 at the new home of West Coast Ensemble - The El Centro Theatre, 800 N. El Centro Ave. in Hollywood. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, 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 tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Feinstein and Edna Open ALL ABOUT ME at New Henry Miller's Theatre, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

As previously reported, Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna have decided to collaborate on their upcoming show efforts and will jointly star in All About Me. The New York Times has reported today that All About Me shall run at the Golden Theater. Previews will begin on February 19 with an official opening night of March 18. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver et al. Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION, by Christopher Durang; directed by Trip Cullman will be the second Mainstage Production for 2011 running July 5-31. (more...)

BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION, by Christopher Durang; directed by Trip Cullman will be the second Mainstage Production for 2011 running July 5-31. (more...)

BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION, by Christopher Durang; directed by Trip Cullman will be the second Mainstage Production for 2011 running July 5-31. (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...)

Playwright Christopher Durang Hospitalized After Collapsing Onstage During KISS ME, KATE at Yale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

According to the Yale Daily News, alumnus playwright Christopher Durang collapsed onstage yesterday, January 19, during a performance of Kiss Me, Kate. (more...)

Durang Durang: A Dialogue with the 'Adrift in Macao' Auteur
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 19, 2007

Comic playwright Christopher Durang talks with BWW about musicals, politics, maturity, and the hits & misses of his career. (more...)

ALL ABOUT ME Welcomes Butler, Capeless & Mateo to Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein have welcomed Gregory Butler, Jodi Capeless, and Jon-Paul Mateo to their upcoming extravagant Broadway musical entertainment ALL ABOUT ME, directed by three time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Bay Street Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is celebrating its 20th season and has announced the 2011 Mainstage productions. From the insightful look into the life of Truman Capote, to the wild comedy of Christopher During, and a Broadway bound musical. (more...)

LML Music To Release Recording of Durang's 'Adrift'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2008

LML Music will release the premiere recording of Adrift in Macao on May 13, 2008. With book & lyrics by Christopher Durang and music by Peter Melnick, this musical had its New York debut with Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in 2007 in a limited Off-Broadway run. The Adrift in Macao cast album is produced by Peter Melnick and Grammy® and Oscar® winner Joel Moss. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Will Open Its Season With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed the seventh show selected for its upcoming season. The Tony Award-winning nonprofit will begin its 46th year of smart and adventurous shows with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the hilarious Broadway hit from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang. Respected director Richard E.T. White returns to the Bay Area to stage this hugely popular show in September. (more...)

Victoria Clark & More Star in Roundabout's The Marriage of Bette & Boo; Opens July 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces the cast for Christopher Durang's award winning comedy The Marriage of Bette and Boo directed by Walter Bobbie, featuring Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), Victoria Clark (Margaret Brennan), John Glover (Karl Hudlocke), Julie Hagerty (Soot Hudlocke), Kate Jennings Grant (Bette Brennan), Adam Lefevre (Paul Brennan), Charles Socarides (Matt), Christopher Evan Welch (Boo Hudlocke). (more...)

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