Sunday, March 12, 2017

Review: Venus in Fur (Circle Theatre) by Lauren Whalen

Circle Theatre’s provocative and stunning Venus in Fur and its themes of domination, submission and performance are still with me in the days after the premiere. What could have been disas…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Good Wife Emmy Nominee Josh Charles & More Join Annie Baker's The Antipodes by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Emmy nominee Josh Charles (The Good Wife) and more will join the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker's The Antipodes as part of Signature Theatre's 2016…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Interview: Carson Elrod on His Work in ‘The Liar’ by Jose Solis

Any time Carson Elrod is onstage audience members are assured the ultimate kind of comedic performance: the one that engages with their brains, while tickling their funny bone. As the servan…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

'The Liar' review: 17th century facts and their alternates

David Ives, Stephen Sondheim's collaborator on a new musical and author of the seductively manipulative "Venus in Fur," also has a singular fascination with classic French plays. He is back …

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Liar: Classic Stage Company by Sandi Durell

Over four hundred years old and still fresh and funny!       By Joel Benjamin     David Ives (Venus in Fur, New Jerusalem) has breathed new life into Pierre Corneill…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

'The Liar': Theater Review

Acclaimed playwright David Ives of "Venus in Fur' fame delivers 'The Liar,' a verse adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 17th-century French comedy 'Le Menteur.' read more

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Casting Set for Off-Broadway Debut of David Ives’ The Liar by Olivia Clement

The Venus in Fur playwright takes on Pierre Corneille’s 17th century farce of mistaken identities and secrets.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Datebook: ‘Going… Going… GONE!’ at Hudson Guild Theatre, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

‘Going, Going… Gone!’ a new baseball comedy will run through Nov 6, 2016, at Hudson Guild Theatre, Los Angeles. Written by Emmy Award-winning writer (M*A*S*H*, Cheers, The Simpsons) an…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Spotlight On...Julie Ann Earls by Michael Block

Name: Julie Ann EarlsHometown: Paramus, NJEducation: Boston University, School of Theatre, BFA ActingSelect Credits: Mary Magdalene in The Mysteries (The Flea), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (A…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stephen Sondheim Tackles Luis Bunuel in a Bid for a Comeback by Patrick Pacheco

After a long period of successive flops, Andrew Lloyd Webber found salvation in “School of Rock,” a popular sweet-natured Jack Black film, about a slacker corralling cute kids into a ban…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Here are the 2016 Ruby Griffith Award Honorees by Joel Markowitz

One month ago, on July 10, 2016, 2nd Star Productions was honored with the ‘Best Overall Production’ honor at Ruby Griffith Awards ceremony for their production of Guys and Dol…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Spotlight On...Whitney St. Ours by Michael Block

Name: Whitney St. OursHometown: Greater Baltimore, MDEducation: I hold a degree in English Literature from Drew University.Favorite Credits:  As a director: "That's My Time" (web series…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Theatre News: Announcement of Winners of 2015-16 Ruby Griffith Awards by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

ALL ROUND EXCELLENCE (TROPHY)    2nd Star Productions – Guys and Dolls   BEST MUSICAL                  Silhouette Stages     Next to Normal   BEST PLAY     …

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016

Spotlight On...Ilinca Tuvene by Michael Block

Name: Ilinca TuveneHometown: Focșani, Romania (although I moved away as a kid and most grew up in Bucharest)Education: Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute (Two Year Conservatory)Select…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Eliza makes all the right moves in Oak Park 'Pygmalion' by Kerry Reid

Two years ago at the Goodman, Amanda Drinkall left a mark in "Venus in Fur," playing a seemingly innocent actress who teaches an older male director a few things about submission and control…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Stage review: Pittsburgh Public Theater unveils a smart sexy 'Venus in Fur' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Venus in Fur” storms into Pittsburgh Public Theater with gripping performances and grown-ups-only entertainment about looking for love in all the wrong places. It’s smart and funny, s…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Stage preview: Public heats up summer with 'Venus in Fur' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A storm is brewing throughout “Venus in Fur.” It begins with the arrival of Vanda, disheveled and full of attitude, accompanied by a thunderclap and a bag of tricks.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Oh Bondage Up Yours by Sam Hurwitt

Marin Onstage's Venus in Fur doesn’t just do the material justice but actually elevates it.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

18 Incredible Broadway Performances That Deserve Celebration

Tony nomination or not, these actors delivered some of the best performances of the season. 1. Kimiko Glenn, Waitress Kimiko Glenn is making her Broadway debut in Wa…

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Wendi Winters

Fells Point Corner Theatre’s Venus in Fur will knock you over. Whew! It is amazing! The dynamic talents of actors Andrew Porter and Anne Shoemaker fill the Fells Point Corner Theatre…

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at The Colonial Players by Ben Fisler

Like all David Ives plays, Venus in Fur is built on everyday life becoming fantasy, as the primary devices of drama, language, and character, systematically move from ambiguity, to instabili…

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres by Dcmetrotheaterarts Staff

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Community Theatres honors go to:  Mark T. Allen for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Wer…

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Friday, December 25, 2015

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #7: Best Performances in a Play in Community Theatres by Dcmetrotheaterarts Staff

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in a Play in Community Theatres go to: Best Actor in a Play Christopher Anderson as Thomas in Venus i…

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Broadway Theater Review: Fool for Love by Lauren Yarger

Fools Abound, but the Lasso Work is the Most Impressive PartBy Lauren YargerSam Shepard’s Fool for Love is another one of those revivals that has me scratching my head. With all the really…

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Fans Have Spoken! Venus in Fur, Constellations & The Gin Game Top Your Fave Two-Handers by Broadway.com

Two actors and a stage: What could be more pure and simple? With a couple of high-profile two-handers recently joining the Broadway boards (the revival of D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game and …

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sylvia by Cameron Kelsall

Annaleigh Ashford garnered praise and a Tony nomination for her scene-stealing work in Kinky Boots; a year later, she walked away with the prize for her dizzyingly satisfying turn as Essie C…

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Victoria Mack and Ian Kahn Celebrate the Opening of Hard Love by Monica Simoes

Broadway actors Victoria Mack (Venus in Fur) and Ian Kahn (Enron)star in the Actors Company Theatre staging of Hard Love, the romantic drama by Israeli playwright Motti Lerner. The Off-B…

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She Has How Many Broadway Crushes? Nina Arianda Puts It in Writing by Olivia Clement

She oozed confidence and sex appeal in Venus in Fur, a role that saw her win the Tony Award, and now Nina Arianda returns to the Broadway stage in Sam Shepard's classic story of…

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review: FOOL FOR LOVE. by Corine Cohen

Fool for Love began previews Tuesday, September 15 and opens Thursday, October 8 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Fool for Love is written by Pulitzer Prize winn…

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