Box Office Fires Up as Durang’s Tony Winner Becomes Hit

In “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” David Hyde Pierce bemoans the passing of typewriters, carbon paper, “The Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet” and people doing just one thing at a time. He must have struck a nerve: Christopher Durang’s wistful comedy, set in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, farmhouse, is shaping up as a hit. […]

‘Vanya’ Wins Best Play At Tony Awards

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Christopher Durang’s comical “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has won the best play Tony Award. The play, which takes characters and themes from Anton Chekhov and sets them in present-day Pennsylvania, stars Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce. It centers on three middle-aged siblings uneasily negotiating with age and hysterically […]