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Photos! James Earl Jones & His Kooky Broadway Family Celebrate Opening Night of You Can’t Take It With You

Photos! James Earl Jones & His Kooky Broadway Family Celebrate Opening Night of You Can’t Take It With You
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Click for photos from the rollicking opening night of You Can’t Take It With You, starring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford and Kristine Nielsen on September 28, 2014. Celebrate opening night with the cast at Brasserie 8 1/2!

Cue Fireworks! You Can't Take It With You, Starring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More, Opens on Broadway

Cue Fireworks! You Can't Take It With You, Starring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More, Opens on Broadway

Welcome back to Broadway, Sycamores! You Can’t Take It With You has returned to the Great White Way and celebrates its official opening night at the Longacre Theatre on September 28. The Scott Ellis-helmed production features an all-star cast that includes James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford. To commemorate the latest Broadway mounting of the George S. Kaufman ...

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Photos! Find Out What’s For Dinner in the Starry New Broadway Revival of You Can’t Take It With You

Photos! Find Out What’s For Dinner in the Starry New Broadway Revival of You Can’t Take It With You
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James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Kristine Nielsen, Elizabeth Ashley, Annaleigh Ashford and more stars are serving up a big dose of madcap comedy in the new Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You. Click for photos of the new production, opening September 28 at the Longacre Theatre!

Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rashad Visit the Cast of the Kooky Comedy You Can’t Take It With You

Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rashad Visit the Cast of the Kooky Comedy You Can’t Take It With You

Two very special guests stopped by for dinner at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre: Two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen and Tony winner Phylicia Rashad! The duo took a field trip on September 7 to see the new revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's acclaimed comedy You Can’t Take It With You, starring James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Ashley, Kristine Nielsen, Rose ...

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Tickets for You Can't Take It With You, Starring James Earl Jones & Kristine Nielsen, Now On Sale

Tickets for You Can't Take It With You, Starring James Earl Jones & Kristine Nielsen, Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You, starring Tony winner James Earl Jones and Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen. Directed by Scott Ellis, performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will begin on August 26. Opening night is set for September 28 at the Longacre Theatre.

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Kristine Nielsen Will Join James Earl Jones in You Can't Take It With You, Featuring Music by Jason Robert Brown

Kristine Nielsen Will Join James Earl Jones in You Can't Take It With You, Featuring Music by Jason Robert Brown

Kristine Nielsen will join the previously announced Tony winner James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama You Can’t Take It With You. The production will also feature original music by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Performances will begin on August 26 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is set for ...

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Alert Maggie Smith! Vanya and Sonia Star Kristine Nielsen Is Honored with a Sardi’s Portrait

Alert Maggie Smith! Vanya and Sonia Star Kristine Nielsen Is Honored with a Sardi’s Portrait
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Although she’s been on Broadway seven times before, the wonderfully talented Kristine Nielsen is getting her long awaited due this season. As one of the title stars of Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Nielsen received her first Tony nomination and, as of August 21, her own portrait at Sardi’s. The unveiling ceremony was planned ...

Judge Judy Gets the Verdict Backstage at Broadway's Tony-Winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Judge Judy Gets the Verdict Backstage at Broadway's Tony-Winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. Judge Judy) is no stranger to sensational drama, but nothing could have prepared her for the salacious goings-ons of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The daytime TV legend took in an evening performance of the Tony-winning comedy on August 15 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. After the show, Sheindlin, along with ...

Julie White Takes Her First Bow in the Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Julie White Takes Her First Bow in the Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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The cast of the Tony-winning Best Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike had cause to celebrate on July 30: the arrival of a brand new star. Tony winner Julie White played her first performance as Masha, the world-traveling movie star, at the Golden Theatre, joining a cast that includes 2013 Tony nominees Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, Shalita ...

Enjoy a First Look at Tony-Winning Star Julie White in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Enjoy a First Look at Tony-Winning Star Julie White in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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Tony Award-winning comic actress Julie White joins the dysfunctional family at the center of Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on July 30. White takes over the role of the self-absorbed movie star Masha, who surprises her suburban siblings (2013 Tony nominees David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen) with an extended visit. Broadway.com has ...

Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Recoups on Broadway

Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Recoups on Broadway

Looks like Broadway audiences love a good laugh. Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney WeaverDavid Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, has recouped its full $2.75 million investment in just 17 weeks.Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run through August 25 at the Golden Theatre.

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Vanya, Great Comet, Stomp & More Honored at Off Broadway Alliance Awards

Vanya, Great Comet, Stomp & More Honored at Off Broadway Alliance Awards
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Stage and screen stars gathered at Sardi’s on June 18 to celebrate the third annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, which honors commercial and not-for-profit off-Broadway productions. Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike took home the prize for Best New Play, while immersive production Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 won the award for Best New ...

Tony Honoree Mayor Bloomberg Visits Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Honoree Mayor Bloomberg Visits Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who received the 2013 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, enjoyed a night out at this year's Tony-winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Bloomberg, who was honored for his support of the Broadway community and his dedication to New York City tourism, took in the June 18 performance with longtime ...

Jane Fonda Goes Backstage at the Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jane Fonda Goes Backstage at the Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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The Tony-winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, welcomed two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda to the Golden Theatre on June 15. Fonda, who appeared on the Great White Way in 2009 in 33 Variations, took in the matinee performance of the Christopher Durang play about an aging movie star who travels the world and her bitter siblings ...

Candice Bergen Visits Pal Sigourney Weaver and Gang at Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Candice Bergen Visits Pal Sigourney Weaver and Gang at Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Back in 1984, Candice Bergen replaced Sigourney Weaver in the original Broadway production of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly. Almost three decades later, these talented ladies are still friends, and Bergen (who returned to Broadway last year in Gore Vidal's The Best Man) headed to the Golden Theatre on June 12 to see Weaver in the newly crowned Best Play Vanya and ...

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The Ladies of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Get Giddy with Tony Winner Christopher Durang

The Ladies of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Get Giddy with Tony Winner Christopher Durang

When Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the entire theatrical community cheered for Christopher Durang—and so did his cast members! Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas caught up with the Vanya company at the show's after-party at Rockefeller Center's Sea Grill, where Durang felt the love from Tony nominees Shalita Grant and ...

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Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards

Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards
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It’s here! The biggest night in theater has arrived, and Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas is at the center of the red carpet capturing all your favorite nominees, presenters and guests as they enter Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 Tony Awards. Click below to see all the red carpet action in one easy-to-access place. Our photo gallery will ...

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Before the awards are given out on June 9, Broadway.com is looking back on the shocking secrets, compelling confessions and awesome advice offered up by this year’s nominees. From nasty fan encounters to drunken public appearances, this year’s Tony hopefuls really made our jaws drop. Read on to really get to know the 2013 Tony Award nominees.

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Vanya and Sonia Stars Get an Amazing Visit from Spider-Man Movie Stars Sally Field and Campbell Scott

Vanya and Sonia Stars Get an Amazing Visit from Spider-Man Movie Stars Sally Field and Campbell Scott

It’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! The stars of the wildly hilarious Christopher Durang play welcomed veteran actors Sally Field and Campbell Scott backstage at the Golden Theatre on May 30. Field and Scott (both Broadway alums themselves) have been busy shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 all over Manhattan, but the pair—along with Scott’s wife ...

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Which Tony Nominee Did Vanya Star Kristine Nielsen Go to School With?

Which Tony Nominee Did Vanya Star Kristine Nielsen Go to School With?

Tony-nominated Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike star Kristine Nielsen reveals her Tony date, her number-one dream role (just don’t make her sing!) and the nominee she’s got her fingers crossed for.

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Vanya, Great Comet of 1812, Buyer & Cellar and More Win Off-B'way Alliance Awards

Vanya, Great Comet of 1812, Buyer & Cellar and More Win Off-B'way Alliance Awards

The winners of the third annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards were announced on May 21, with a handful of new titles taking top honors for the 2012-2013 off-Broadway season. The complete list of winners is as follows:

Best New Musical
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best New Play
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Kristine Nielsen and The Nance's Lewis J. Stadlen Honored with Richard Seff Awards

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Kristine Nielsen and The Nance's Lewis J. Stadlen Honored with Richard Seff Awards

Kristine Nielsen and Lewis J. Stadlen have won the Actors' Equity Foundation's Richard Seff Award for their respective performances in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and The Nance. The award honors a male and female character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway show.

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Joan Rivers and Tab Hunter Visit the Funny Folks at Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Joan Rivers and Tab Hunter Visit the Funny Folks at Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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When a play gets six Tony nominations, the celebs start coming, and that’s certainly the case with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. On May 3, comedy icon Joan Rivers and 1950s movie heartthrob Tab Hunter headed to the Golden Theatre to see Christopher Durang’s hit comedy. Rivers, who recently headlined an evening of standup at the Laurie Beechman ...

Vanya's Kristine Nielsen on Her 'Remarkable' Love Story and Tailor-Made, Tony-Nominated Starring Role

Vanya's Kristine Nielsen on Her 'Remarkable' Love Story and Tailor-Made, Tony-Nominated Starring Role

After two decades in the theater, Kristine Nielsen finds herself a first time Tony nominee for her hilarious and touching performance as spinster sister Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Nielsen has previously stood out in Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Miss Witherspoon and Betty’s Summer Vacation, as well as ...

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Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Now that the Tony nominations have been announced, there are a ton of Broadway performers (some veterans, some newbies) who have reason to celebrate! We’re always happy to see new faces earn their first nod for theater’s most prestigious award, and this year is no exception, with a whopping 21 first-timers in the race. From acting veterans like Tom Hanks ...

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