Monday, July 28, 2014

Spotlight On...Jesse Schreck by Michael Block

Name: Jesse SchreckHometown: New York, NYEducation: Yale University, B.A. (almost!) in American StudiesFavorite Credits: Fall of Man (Yale Playwrights Festival), "Underachievers" (short film…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

A Major Playwright (That New Yorkers Hardly Know) by Eric Grode

After 35 years, James McLure gets another significant New York production — Regional theatres that produce new plays often plan their seasons by dipping into the same well of recent Ne…

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Roman Polanski’s film: Venus in Fur by Jayne Blanchard

Never mess with a goddess. That’s the lesson of Venus in Fur, director Roman Polanski’s frisky and taut film adaptation of the 2010 play by David Ives that brought kink back to Broadway …

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: (Toronto) Ancient History (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

All Ives, All The Timeby joel fishbone@joelfishbaneA sharply written one-act by one of America’s great modern playwrights, Ancient History is eternally unassuming, pretending to be a …

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Variety writes that Wes Bentley has signed on for AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW as 'Eddie', a tormentor from Kathy Bates' character's past who is seeking revenge. He will appear in the tw…

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Review Roundup - Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Hits Theaters by BroadwayWorld

Roman Polanskis' film adaptation of VENUS IN FUR, based upon the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives hits theaters today. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric and made its…

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Movie Review: In ‘Venus in Fur,’ Polanski Adapts a Sexually Charged Play by A. O. Scott

Roman Polanski’s film adaptation of “Venus in Fur,” stars his wife, Emmanuelle Seigner.

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Sam Rockwell & Nina Arianda Replace Chris Pine & Lauren Ambrose in Williamstown's Fool For Love by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Casting shake-up at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Sam Rockwell and Tony winner Nina Arianda will replace the previously announced Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose in Sam Shepard’s Fo…

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Emmanuelle Seigner Finds a Mature Role in ‘Venus in Fur’ by Cara Buckley

Emmanuelle Seigner dislikes high heels but found a perfect fit playing the sultry Vanda in the film version of “Venus in Fur,” directed by her husband, Roman Polanski.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

VIDEO: New International Trailer for Polanskis' VENUS IN FUR by Movies News Desk

A new international trailer for Roman Polanskis' film adaptation of VENUS IN FUR, based upon the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives, has premiered.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

News: (Ottawa) Gladstone announces 2014-15 season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

The Gladstone and its Associated Companies are thrilled to announce The Gladstone 2014-15 Season! The Gladstone is very excited about the lineup of great shows coming up in the s…

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

News: Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Announced (Press release) by The Charlebois Post

Press release: 2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards announcedWe are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual edition of the Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards.The TTCAs were es…

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Something wickedly arch this way comes in "Venus in Fur" by Lisa Kennedy

The fog insinuating itself above the stage before the Curious Theatre Company's "Venus in Fur" plunges the audience into questions of eros and power and speaks to both the chill and smold…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Exclusive! See the Sizzling New Poster For the Venus in Fur Film, Directed by Roman Polanski by Lindsay Champion

Have you been going through Venus in Fur withdrawal since the Tony-nominated Broadway production closed in 2011? Yeah, us too. Don't worry, on June 20 you’ll finally be able to get…

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review: "Venus in Fur": Trust is vital when staging this play by Lisa Kennedydenver Post Theatre Critic

The weather outside is frightful. The torrent of complaint inside a rehearsal room is even more gale-force in David Ives' dark comedy "Venus in Fur.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Spring Hubbies 2013 by Thomas Garvey

It took spring a long to get here this year, didn't it - which means there are quite a few Hubbies to hand out!  So without further ado, here are a few salutes to the performers, direct…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Heir Apparent – Classic Stage Company by Sandi Durell

  Reviewed by Joe Regan Jr.     David Ives, the playwright famous for “Venus in Fur,” which moved to Broadway after its initial run at the Classic Stage Company... The pos…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

New Trailer Unveiled For Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Film by Pat Cerasaro

An intriguing new trailer has been released in promotion of the forthcoming stage-to-screen adaptation of recent hit kinky comedy VENUS IN FUR.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Venus in Fur" an erotic, powerful play about power plays by Lisa Kennedy

Something simmering and intellectually arousing is afoot at a former nightclub in Colorado Springs.

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Making Chemistry: A Chat with the Stars of Goodman’s ‘Venus in Fur’ by Bob Bullen

In Goodman Theatre’s intense production of David Ives’ hit play, Venus in Fur, palpable onstage chemistry is critical (read my review here). It’s what elevates this two-per…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Nina Arianda on Chilling with Al Pacino & Getting Steamy with Michael Esper in Tales From Red Vienna by Kathy Henderson

Since winning the 2012 Best Actress Tony for her sexy star turn in Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda has jumped from film to film, sharing the screen with Toni Collette in Lucky Them (debuting Apri…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Sex on the Brain: Playwright David Ives Riffs on Goodman’s “Venus in Fur” by Zach Freeman

By Raymond Rehayem “I like to leave a play behind,” says playwright David Ives. “This play feels very old to me. It’s like four plays ago already.” The play in question is IvesR…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Don't miss TALES FROM RED VIENNA by Manhattan Theatre Club

Don't miss TALES FROM RED VIENNA Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur, Midnight in Paris) returns to MTC as Heléna, a woman who has lost her husband in World War I, and w…

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Two thumbs up for TALES FROM RED VIENNA by Manhattan Theatre Club

Two thumbs up for TALES FROM RED VIENNA Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur, Midnight in Paris) returns to MTC as Heléna, a woman who has lost her husband in World War I, an…

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Venus in Fur (Goodman Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

As provocative as it is hilarious, Venus in Fur is Vanda’s show, and Amanda Drinkall’s performance gives plenty of reasons for viewers to submit to the character’s allure. (read more …

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Tales from Red Vienna by

Tales from Red Vienna Off Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I Reviewed by Weston Clay BOTTOM LINE: Nina Arianda! Nina Arianda! Nina Arianda! It’s no secret that Nina…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Second Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards by Andrea

Well, another celebration of St. Louis theatre is in the books, a wonderful time was had by all, and I had quite a headache Tuesday morning. :) Seriously though, the talent in this town is s…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: Venus in Fur

The Goodman Theatre's Venus in Fur is a brainy, salacious thrill.

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Goodman’s Venus in Fur: A Power Play with a Twist by Bob Bullen

Amanda Drinkall and Rufus Collins in Goodman’s “Venus in Fur” Where to start with David Ives’ twisting, tantalizing and tawdry dark comedy? This is the kind of work t…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jennifer Mudge, Stephen Plunkett, Liv Rooth and More Join Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30 by BroadwayWorld

New cast members have been announced for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season Jennifer Mudge Rocky, Autumn Hurlbert NBC's The Sound o…

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TALES FROM RED VIENNA CLIP 2 by Manhattan Theatre Club

TALES FROM RED VIENNA CLIP 2 A scene from David Grimm's TALES FROM RED VIENNA featuring Nina Arianda and Tina Benko, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus i…

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