Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is headed to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out premiere at McCarter Theatre Center and 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 production will feature the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen. The play was commissioned by McCarter Theatre Center, where it ran from September 7 through October 14, 2012.
Riffing on some of Anton Chekov’s most time-tested themes, Christopher Durang proves in his new romp, , that whether you’re in 19th dentury 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 into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.
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, Feb. 4, 2013 via telecharge.com, by calling(212) 239-6200, or in person at the Golden Theatre Box Office (252 West 45th Street).
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is produced by Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, and John O’Boyle, in association McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater.