Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Hopefully Helpful List of Two-Handers by Broadwayandme

My pals at BroadwayRadio invited me to join them for this past Sunday’s “This Week on Broadway“ podcast. We talked about some of our all-time favorite plays (you can hear us by clicki…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Greatest Performances Part 1 by JK

Over the past ten seasons, we have been witnesses to some truly amazing performances. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason. Some are from favor…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Providence Players of Fairfax present intimate pop-up performance of ‘Venus in Fur’ at Italian Café by Julia Amis

Providence Players of Fairfax presents David Ives’ Venus in Fur, a provocative two-person play-within-a-play.  In partnership with Falls Church’s Italian Café, this intimate pop-up cap…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Mary Ann Johnson

“Venus in Fur” is a bold, riveting exploration of more than just sexuality—it’s about the exchanges of power between people and the lies we tell ourselves and others. It’s about st…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

300 Shows: Greatest Performances By an Actress and Best Replacements by JK

As I said last week when discussing the greatest performances by an actor (HERE), when you are fortunate enough to have seen 300 different Broadway productions, you are even more fortunate t…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tom Stoppard's first Jewish play Leopoldstadt to run at Wyndham's Theatre in London next year

Esteemed Czech-British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard has penned a brand-new play set in Vienna's Jewish Quarter in the year 1900. The play entitled Leopoldstadt will make its world premiere at…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Boy meets fox in 'First Love is the Revolution' at Steep Theatre by Chris Jones

Heard of “Venus in Fur”? That’s nothing compared to “First Love is the Revolution,” a play about a torrid and intensely emotional love affair between a 14-year-old boy and a young …

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Venus in Fur by Steven Morris

The post Venus in Fur appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at 4615 Theatre Company by Ravelle Brickman

One of the most remarkable things about D.C. theater is its abundance of good plays, professionally produced and performed, yet often staged in places that are, to put it mildly, a bit odd. …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: Venus in Fur. Ives’ cheeky play of obsession, bondage and revenge at 4615 Theatre by Tim Treanor

The masochist believes in the transformative power of magic, of the variety that the goddess Circe used to turn Odysseus’ men into swine. To the masochist, the beloved is a goddess (Ve…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Review: Venus in Fur from Compass Rose by Jill Kyle-Keith

Venus in Fur is a complex play within an even more complex play. The story begins simply: director Thomas Novachek (Joe Mucciolo) has adapted nineteenth century writer Leopold von Sacher-Mas…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

David Ives’ comedy Venus in Fur gets hyper-intimate experience in 4615 Theatre’s tiniest space by Susan Galbraith

–  How does a company, becoming known for staging the classics, navigate what may be the trickiest of all comedies, Venus in Fur? And what is the connection between David Ives’ …

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

It is hard to describe Compass Rose Theater’s production of Venus in Fur except as awesome in the original sense of inspiring awe. Written by David Ives and first appearing off-Broadway in…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 2) by JK

As we continue to celebrate the start of my 36th year of going to Broadway shows, let's take a look at more of the theaters where I've seen multiple distinct productions. Miss the first part…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hugh Dancy & More to Join Stockard Channing in Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy-nominated stage alum Hugh Dancy has been named among the complete cast of Apologia, a play by Alexi Kaye Campbell making its New York premiere this fall. Daniel Aukin will direct the pr…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘All In The Timing’ at Silver Spring Stage by Peter Orvetti

David Ives first came to the attention of many theatergoers with his “Venus in Fur” eight years ago or with his adaptations of Pierre Corneille’s “The Liar” and Jean-Francois Regna…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Venus in Fur by Arts Review

Ego abounds in Venus in Fur. Like Charlie Kaufman writing himself into the 2002 film, Adaptation, David Ives has written a playwright into the text here, albeit with a few tweaks. Indeed, wh…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Venus in Fur by Arts Review

Following their much applauded debut with Stupid F**king Bird in February 2017, Lightning Jar Theatre returns with multi award-winning, American playwright David Ives’ Venus in Fur …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Richard Jordan: Timing is everything when current affairs can make or break plays by Richard Jordan

Venus in Fur, the hit Broadway show by US playwright David Ives, ended its first British run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last Saturday.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Gorillaz, “Sylvia” and More by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Orbital to Gorillaz. There are new ballet productions such as “Sylvia” and a new musical, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Plus quite a …

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Fleet Foxes, “Aida,” “Albion”, Cara Dillon by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Fleet Foxes to “Aida”; new shows such as “The Secret Theatre” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening and one-time shows; thos…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Photos: Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton and Kylie Minogue make our top pics of the week

There was a furry special visitor at Venus in Fur as well

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Blondie to “Network” Revival by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Blondie to jazz and “Lucia di Lammermoor” opera; new shows such as “Network” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening and one-t…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Joy Donze by Zack Calhoon

Joy Donze is a queer identified New York actor. Favorite credits include: PORTIA (Merchant of Venice) JULIET (R&J), VANDA (Venus in Fur), HERMIA (Midsummer Nights Dream) JENNY JUNE (Fail…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Van Morrison to “Coriolanus” by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from jazz to Van Morrison and “Lucia di Lammermoor” opera; new shows such as “The Retreat” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening …

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

BWW Interview: David Oakes Talks VENUS IN FUR by Marianka Swain

David Oakes's past roles range from The Borgias and Victoria to Shakespeare in Love. He's currently playing opposite Natalie Dormer in dark comedy Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top 17 Shows on London Stage This Week: Mother Courage to Psychic TV by Mark Beech

The London stage offers plenty to intrigue and entertain this week. Visitors and residents of the British capital can try challenging openings such as the new play “Heather” and classic …

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Upgrade Offer: Great Deals On Tickets For VENUS IN FUR by BroadwayWorld

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End premiere of David Ives's critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit, VENUS IN FUR. It's playing at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket until 9 D…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Top 16 Shows on London Stage This Week: Little Dragon to “Coriolanus” by Mark Beech

More mid-season openings are on this week’s list of the best London stage shows. “The Lady From the Sea” relocates Ibsen’s Norway to the Caribbean at Donmar Warehouse while “Coriol…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

VENUS IN FUR – West End ★★★★★ by Anne Cox

Sizzling with eroticism, this provocative, highly seductive two-hander sees Natalie Dormer and David Oakes exquisitely deliver pleasure & pain.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

VENUS IN FUR – West End ★★★ by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

In a swanky London theatre probably more suited to an M&S crowd, Venus In Fur seems an odd choice for a plot which evocatively explores the very origins of S&M.

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