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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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