Venus In Fur Broadway

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Samuel J. Friedman (formerly Biltmore Theatre)

261 West 47th Street

1 Hour 45 Minutes, No Intermission

November 8, 2011 (Closing December 18, 2011)

Broadway Play (Dramatic comedy)

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Sat & Sun 2pm

Tue & Sun7pm
Wed through Sat 8pm

The stylish and sexy new Venus In Fur Broadway play is turning some heads this fall. Playwright David Ives's latest two character comedic drama focuses on the powers of lust and sexuality to deliver a purely unique experience. The ninety-minute play began previews on October 13, 2011 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and is gaining buzz on is salty fresh content. There is little doubt that Venus In Fur brings a new intriguing style to the big stage, and producers are betting it quickly gains an audience.

David Ives was born in Chicago on July 11, 1950. He attended the Yale School of Drama where he developed his contemporary American style and received his MFA in play writing. He continued studies between Northwestern and Yale and eventually went on to become an editor at Foreign Affairs magazine. His first work was "Canvas" in 1972 in New York with the Circle Repertory Company. In 1975 at the same theatre "Saint Freud" premiered. During the 1980s, Ives created a series of one-act comedies including Sure Thing, Words, Words, Words, Variations on the Death of Trotsky. He continued his work within the genre of one-act comedies throughout the eighties, creating his book of plays " All in the Timing." During the early 1990's the -playwright began to throw his hat into the musical theatre in shows such as " The Secret Garden," and "Wonderful Town." Wonderfultown would make it to Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2003.

Venus In Fur Broadway marks Ives's return to his original style in play writing. His work first appeared off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company where it ran from January 13, 2010, originally set to close on through March 7, 2010. Directed by Walter Bobbie The cast included Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley. The Manhattan Theatre Club produced the Broadway show with Nina Arianda continuing her role as Vanda and Hugh Dancy taking over for Wes Bentley. Ives's inspiration comes from the Austrian novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch named "Venus In Furs." The work is one of the most famous for the author in his epic series known as " Legacy of Cain." The story follows a director casting for a new play. He is on the phone discussing the lack of talent in actresses trying out. Towards the end of the day, a last audition steps in. The actress continues to process, even so, traits, which have frustrated him throughout the day such as overly needy and desperate. As the audition continues the balance of power begins to shift through the use of lust and sexuality following the same script as the novel his play is based in.

The Venus In Fur Broadway play is fresh, sexy, funny and exciting. It is something different to Broadway this fall and critics have been very positive on the work. The witty dialogue, comedic timing and delivery of the actors should keep any viewer highly entertained throughout. You can view our great selection of Venus In Fur tickets online by clicking the link.

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