Tickets Now on Sale for the Broadway Premiere of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
FOR THE BROADWAY PREMIERE OF
“ 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 ”
STARRING THE ORIGINAL COMPANY:
SIGOURNEY WEAVER, DAVID HYDE PIERCE, KRISTINE NIELSEN
GENEVIEVE ANGELSON, SHALITA GRANT, AND BILLY MAGNUSSEN,
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 5
AT THE GOLDEN THEATRE
New York, NY (February 4, 2013) – Tickets for the Broadway Premiere of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which comes on the heels of its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, are now on sale to the general public via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The 17-week strictly limited Broadway 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.
The Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike box office will open at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) on Monday, February 4, 2013. Tickets for the strictly limited engagement are $60.00 to $130.00. For Group Bookings visit www.telecharge.com/groups or call Telecharge Group Sales at 800-432-7780.
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. Time changes will occur on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 14 at 6:45pm (opening night), and Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM.
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).
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, and John O’Boyle, in association with McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center Theater.