Sep 24, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is doing the best box-office business in America.
The play tops the list of the most produced plays in the U.S. during the 2014-15 season.
American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group, announced the list in its October issue.
Twenty-seven theatres are scheduled to produce Durang’s play – centering on three middle-aged siblings uneasily dealing with age.
The play is also part of the Mirvish season here in Toronto.
John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar” was next, with 10 productions.
“Bad Jews” by Joshua Harmon and “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz were each tied with eight.
The Top 10 also includes David Ives’ “Venus in Fur” and Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles.”
The list was compiled from listings at 404 member theatres.