“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s dysfunctional-family dark comedy, was named best play at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.
The show stars Durang’s longtime muse Sigourney Weaver, along with David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen and Shalita Grant.
Durang blended Chekhov’s 19th century characters and themes in this 21st-century production about sibling rivalry set in rural Pennsylvania.
This is the first time one of Durang’s plays has won a Tony.
The other nominees this year in the category were “The Assembled Parties,” “Lucky Guy” and “The Testament of Mary.”
Last year’s winner in the category was “Clybourne Park,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Bruce Norris.