Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Heads to Broadway’s Golden Theatre
FOR RELEASE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
“ V A N Y A A N D S O N I A A N D M A S H A A N D S P I K E ”
HEADS TO BROADWAY
ON THE HEELS OF ITS SOLD-OUT PREMIERE AT LINCOLN CENTER
STARRING THE ORIGINAL COMPANY:
SIGOURNEY WEAVER, DAVID HYDE PIERCE, KRISTINE NIELSEN
GENEVIEVE ANGELSON, SHALITA GRANT, AND BILLY MAGNUSSEN,
17-WEEK STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
AT BROADWAY’S GOLDEN THEATRE
OFFICIAL OPENING SET FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
New York, NY – 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.
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!
The creative team will feature David Korins (Scenic Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Justin Townsend (Lighting Design), and Mark Bennett (Original Music and Sound Design).
Tickets, ranging from $60 to $130 will be available beginning on Monday, February 4, 2013 via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is produced by Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O’Boyle, in association with McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theater.