The two will play siblings this fall in Christopher Durang’s Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike. In the play, Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov and places them in present-day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Vanya (Pierce) and his stepsister Sonia (Kristine Nielsen) who have stayed home to care for their ailing parents while their successful movie star sister (Weaver) travels the world. Three-time Academy Award nominee Weaver has previously appeared on Broadway in Hurly Burly (1984) and is currently working on the USA series Political Animals. Four-time Emmy Award-winner Pierce has had Broadway stints in several shows including Spamalot, Curtains and La Bete since the end of his NBC sitcom Frasier. Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike is slated to premiere at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at New York’s Lincoln Center in November.
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