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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Broadway

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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!







Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute in

John Golden Theatre

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


Review: Christopher Durang's 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' is a zany joy - Associated Press
Sigourney Weaver, a longtime collaborator with Durang, plays Masha with flamboyant overacting. She's clearly having a ball; the whole cast is.... Director Nicholas Martin thankfully doesn't rush things, allowing the actors the freedom to extend a scene just a little further with merely a look....It's all a bit silly, a tad daffy and very, very sweet. Thankfully, for a show that both lampoons and honors Chekhov's themes, it doesn't end with the sadness that usually dominates that revered playwright's work. In fact, you can hear the Beatles sing "Here Comes the Sun."

Not your dad’s Chekhov - NY Post
Hyde Pierce and Nielsen make the most of their monologues — his a fierce tirade about how Vanya preferred the life of his youth; hers a heartbreaking phone call setting up a date — and their timing is flawless. Hyde Pierce is a master of the slow burn, while Nielsen’s wild-eyed Sonia often looks as if her train of thought has a loose caboose.


 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - August 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.
by Jennifer Broski - August 22, 2013
Just yesterday, the beloved Broadway tradition continued when Sardi's added the caricature of Kristine Nielsen to its legendary walls in a surprise unveiling by David Hyde Pierce. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2013
Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen will exit the cast of Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike today, August 4. He will be replaced as 'Spike' by Creed Garnick, who currently understudies the role.
by Walter McBride - July 31, 2013
Just yesterday, Tony Award-winner Julie White stepped into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The show began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from White's first curtain call below!
by BWW News Desk - July 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at White in action below!
by BWW News Desk - July 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.
by Naomi Serviss - July 3, 2013
As Sonia in Christopher Durang's acclaimed Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kristine Nielsen can't help but smack the audience's collective funny bone.
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2013
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 the New York Times, it has officially recouped its Broadway investment of $2.75 million. It joins a small list of plays from this season that have recouped, including The Heiress, Glengarry Glen Ross, Lucky Guy, and I'll Eat You Last.
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2013
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.'
by BWW News Desk - June 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Billy Magnussen, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Check out what he had to say below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Shailita Grant, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Check out what she had to say below!
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.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013
The New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offered a Thursday, May 2, 2013 performance of Broadway's VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE, the new comedy by Christopher Durang starring Tony and Emmy Award Winner David Hyde Pierce and Tony and Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will support the free programs and services offered by the New York City Chapter, as well as research. BroadwayWorld has a photo of the cast after the performance below!
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!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 4, 2013
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with 2013 Tony nominee David Hyde Pierce moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below!
by TV News Desk - April 12, 2013
This morning on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' Broadway's David Hyde Pierce spoke about 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.' After discussing the production, hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan asked Pierce a series of rapid-fire questions in a fun game called 'Piercing Questions.' Check out the clip below!