VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through July 28
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.
The production is now scheduled to play through Sunday, July 28 (it was previously scheduled to end its run on Sunday, June 30). This announcement comes on the heels of the play receiving the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for "Best Play", the Outer Critics Circle Award for "Outstanding New Broadway Play", and six 2013 Tony Award nominations including "Best Play."
Directed by Nicholas Martin, the production stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen, Shalita Grant, and Genevieve Angelson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14.
"We are having so much fun performing together we simply aren't ready to break this family apart," Ms. Weaver said on behalf of the cast. "Every night, the audience's response is so enthusiastic-and, also, we need the money."
Riffing on some of Anton Chekov's most time-tested themes, Christopher Durang proves in his hysterically funny and surprisingly affecting new romp, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, that whether you're in 19th Century Russia or 21st Century Pennsylvania, the human condition never changes. Vanya (Pierce) and Sonia (Nielsen) have never left the confines of their childhood home - a rambling farmhouse in Bucks County, PA - while having to witness the glamorous exploits of their sister, Masha (Weaver), a famous movie actress, from afar. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike (Magnussen), throws the normally quiet household int0 utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Only one thing is certain: no one will get out of this without looking absolutely ridiculous!
Tickets for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike can be purchased in person at the Golden Theatre Box Office (252 West 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) or via telecharge.com/ (212) 239-6200. Tickets are priced from $60.00 to $142.00. For Group Bookings visit www.telecharge.com/groups or call Telecharge Group Sales at 800-432-7780. A number of $37 "Rush 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.
The performance schedule for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM, with 2:00 PM matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. Please note: the matinee onSunday, June 9 will be at 2:00 PM, and there will be an added 2:00 PM matinee performance on Thursday, July 4.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was commissioned and developed by McCarter Theatre and co-produced by McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theatre. The play premiered at McCarter in September 2012 (with the current Broadway cast) before it transferred directly to Lincoln Center at the end of the McCarter run. Both runs were sold out.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is produced by Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt & David Elliott, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O'Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, and John Johnson, in association with The McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater.
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