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'It's Like Christmas' as Vanya Star Kristine Nielsen Celebrates Her 'Unbelievable' First Tony Nomination

'It's Like Christmas' as Vanya Star Kristine Nielsen Celebrates Her 'Unbelievable' First Tony Nomination

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Martin Short Gets Silly With Vanya Stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & Kristine Nielsen

Martin Short Gets Silly With Vanya Stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & Kristine Nielsen
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No one knows more about cracking a great joke than stage and screen funnyman Martin Short, so he felt right at home with the crazy hijinks of Broadway’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on April 24. After catching a matinee of Christopher Durang’s comedy, the Tony-winning actor and his son Henry headed backstage to laugh it up with ...

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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Barry Manilow Shares a Laugh with Vanya Stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & Kristine Nielsen

Barry Manilow Shares a Laugh with Vanya Stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & Kristine Nielsen
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Barry Manilow is making the rounds at some of Broadway’s most fun new shows. After visiting the flashy musical Kinky Boots, Manilow’s next outing was Christopher Durang’s acclaimed new comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Manilow dropped by the Golden Theatre on April 16 to check out the side-splitting performances by the show’s stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde ...

Carol Burnett Finds the Funny at Broadway's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Carol Burnett Finds the Funny at Broadway's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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Who knows how to tickle the funny bone better than comic genius Carol Burnett? The Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress has done it all. From her Broadway debut as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone in Once Upon a Mattress in 1959 to her long-running self-titled variety show to her performances in the films Annie and Noises Off, Burnett has never ...

Squigs Captures the Colorful Folly of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Squigs Captures the Colorful Folly of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen are back on the boards in Christopher Durang’s whimsical comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. When movie star Masha (Weaver) and her hot boy toy Spike (Billy Magnussen) drop in on Masha’s two sad, middle-aged siblings (Pierce and Nielsen), everyone’s lives are thrown into a tailspin. The roaring comedy reaches ...

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Celebrate Opening Night with Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Celebrate Opening Night with Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

The hilarious comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike celebrates its big opening night on Broadway on March 14. Join stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen and more for this electrifying evening.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens on Broadway

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens on Broadway

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike officially opens at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on March 14. Starring Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver, Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and frequent Durang collaborator Kristine Nielsen as a trio of dysfunctional siblings, the Nicholas Martin-helmed comedy is playing a limited 17-week engagement.

In addition to Weaver, Pierce and Nielsen, the ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver & David Hyde Pierce, Begins Broadway Previews

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver & David Hyde Pierce, Begins Broadway Previews

The Broadway transfer of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances at the Golden Theatre on March 5. Headlined by Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver ,Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and frequent Durang collaborator Kristine Nielsen, the modern-day comedy officially opens on March 14, and is scheduled to play a 17-week engagement.

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Matilda Debuts, The Last Five Years Breaks Hearts & Caissie Levy Rocks in This Week’s Datebook

Matilda Debuts, The Last Five Years Breaks Hearts & Caissie Levy Rocks in This Week’s Datebook

New York theater continues to blossom the week of March 4 as Broadway welcomes Matilda, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike to the party. Meanwhile, off-Broadway audiences are getting set to fall in love all over again with the musical The Last Five Years, and a slew of Broadway stars, including Caissie Levy, Megan Hilty ...

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Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Stars of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Let Loose

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Stars of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Let Loose

The five stars of Christopher Durang’s latest Broadway show, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, let loose and offer a hilarious look into this hysterical modern comedy.

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Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Gear Up for Broadway

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & the Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Gear Up for Broadway
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Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen play a trio of siblings so tragic, they’re hilarious in the Broadway premiere of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The cast of Lincoln Center Theater's off-Broadway smash are reuniting for a limited Broadway run beginning March 5 at the Golden Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Martin and co-starring Billy ...

Tickets on Sale for Broadway Run of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce

Tickets on Sale for Broadway Run of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway transfer of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Led by Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, the comedy recently concluded a sold-out run at Lincoln Center, and will begin performances on March 5 at its new home, the Golden Theatre. The show will officially ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Will Play Broadway’s Golden Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Will Play Broadway’s Golden Theatre

After a sold-out run off-Broadway, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will transfer to Broadway’s Golden Theatre beginning on March 5. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the Chekhov-inspired comedy will reunite the show's off-Broadway cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce. The Broadway production will open on March 14 and play a 17-week ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Eyes Broadway Transfer

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Eyes Broadway Transfer

Preliminary talks are underway for a Broadway transfer of Lincoln Center Theater’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Written by Christopher Durang, the Chekhov-inspired comedy stars Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce. The show currently runs off-Broadway at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre through January 20. Press reps for the theater told Broadway.com that ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Gets One-Week Extension

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Gets One-Week Extension

Lincoln Center Theater’s off-Broadway production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is getting a one-week extension at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. Christopher Durang’s new comedy, which opened on November 12 and had been scheduled to close on January 13, 2013, will now give its final performance on January 20.

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Find Out All About the Hilarious Dysfunctional Family at the Heart of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Find Out All About the Hilarious Dysfunctional Family at the Heart of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, is a Chekhovian comedy like you've never seen before. Hear from the stars about what gives this comedy its “heart."

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Sigourney Weaver & David Hyde Pierce Open in the Chekhovian Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sigourney Weaver & David Hyde Pierce Open in the Chekhovian Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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Moscow comes to Bucks County, PA, in Christopher Durang’s timely and hysterical Chekhovian comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. In Lincoln Center Theater's off-Broadway production, lonely spinster Sonia (Kristine Nielsen) lives with her adopted brother, Vanya (David Hyde Pierce). When the pair’s glamorous movie star sister Masha (Sigourney Weaver) and her hot young boy toy Spike (Billy Magnussen ...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens Off-Broadway

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Opens Off-Broadway

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s comic send-up of Chekhov's work, opens off-Broadway on November 12. Directed by Nicholas Martin and starring Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, the comedy runs at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. 

In addition to Weaver and Pierce, the cast includes Kristine Nielsen ...

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Take a First Look at Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & More in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Take a First Look at Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce & More in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
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When Christopher Durang takes on Anton Chekhov, you can bet we’re not in Moscow anymore! Durang’s latest play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, takes characters and themes from the Russia’s greatest playwright and transfers them to present-day Bucks County, PA. With a cast led by Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, this new comedy is set to open ...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Begins Performances

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, Begins Performances

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s comic send-up of Chekhov's work, begins performances off-Broadway on October 25. Directed by Nicholas Martin and starring Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, the comedy runs at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. The show officially opens on November 12.

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Tickets Now On Sale for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce

Tickets Now On Sale for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce

Tickets are now on sale for Lincoln Center Theater’s off-Broadway production of Christopher Durang’s new comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the play will star Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will play Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning ...

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Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce to Lead Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce to Lead Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

As previously speculated, Sigourney Weaver will star alongside Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’s Kristine Nielsen in the New York premiere of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the new comedy will run at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning October 25, with an official opening ...

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Andrew Jackson Promotes a Bloody Good Cast Album at Barnes & Noble

Andrew Jackson Promotes a Bloody Good Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
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It got all presidential up in the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble on October 26, when the cast of Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson took over the joint! Led by title star Benjamin Walker, company members came out to promote the show’s newly released CD, and they treated the audience of dedicated Bloody fans to some of their favorite tracks ...

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