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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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