Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Summary
- Show Status: Closed
- Genre: Comedy Play
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is 2 Hours and 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Began: March 5, 2013
- Show Opened: March 14, 2013
- Show Closed: August 25, 2013
A Chekhov-inspired, American sitcom-esque comedy play that revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them all.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway Background
This show won the 2013 Tony award for best play and
What’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Like?
Some of the show's elements were derived from some of the original works of Anton Chekhov. This includes several character names and sibling relationships
The play's setting is a country house (in Bucks County, Pennsylvania) with a cherry orchard, a big nod to Chekhov. Other nods to Chekov include the performance of an "avant-garde" play by one of the main characters (as in The Seagull), and the themes of old vs. new generations.
Is Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Good for Kids?
The show is riotously funny but will go right over the head of anyone under the age of 16 years old who does not understand Anton Chekov's prior plays.
John Golden Theatre
New York, NY 10019
- Sigourney Weaver
- David Hyde Pierce
- Kristine Nielsen
- Billy Magnussen
- Christopher Durang