Tony Awards: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ Wins Best Play

Christopher Durang's send-up of all things Chekov, captured the Tony Award for Best Play on Sunday

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Christopher Durang's send-up of all things Chekov, captured the Tony Award for Best Play on Sunday.

The farce centers on an eccentric family that gathers together at the countryside and the mayhem that ensues when one of the siblings — a successful movie star — breezes into town with dim-witted boyfriend. A costume party finds stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce dressed up as Snow White and her dwarf.

It's another absurdist work for Durang, whose previous work includes "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You" and "Beyond Therapy."

It is also his first Tony win. To get his honor Durang beat out "Lucky Guy," the Tom Hanks-starring love letter to tabloids that marks the late Nora Ephron's final completed work.

Other nominees included "The Testament of Mary," a retelling of the story of the Virgin Mary that flopped at the box office, and "The Assembled Parties," a multi-decade examination of the an Upper West Side Jewish family.

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