Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce's hit Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has turned into a New York money-maker after recouping its entire $2.75 million (£1.77 million) investment.

The show, co-starring Billy Magnussen and Kristine Nielsen, received a big box office boost following its win for Best Play at the Tony Awards last month (Jun13), and now producers have something else to celebrate after the production moved into profit in the 17 weeks since its March (13) opening.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins an elite group of profitable shows this season, including Tom Hanks' Lucky Guy and Bette Midler's I'll Eat You Last.

The play's run was recently extended until the end of August (13), although Weaver will be replaced by Julie White after she bows out of the production on 28 July (13) due to prior filming commitments.

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