Tony-Winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE On Track to Recoup
Soon after it won the Tony Award for Best Play, Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike extended 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). Now according to Bloomberg, the show is on track to recoup it $2.2 million Broadway investment by the end of the month. Lead producer Joey Parnes commented that it "might even be sooner."
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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.
Directed by Nicholas Martin, the production currently stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen, Shalita Grant, and Genevieve Angelson. Ms. Weaver will play her final performance on Sunday, July 28, and Tony Award-winner Julie White will assume the role of 'Masha' beginning Tuesday, July 30.
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