WINNER! 2012 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play: Nina Arianda
June 11, 2012 - Broadwayworld.com
Nina Arianda wins Best Actress in a Play at the 2012 Tony Awards.
Getting Ready for the 2012 Tony Awards: Nina Arianda
June 11, 2012 - Vogue
Sunday evening—the 66th Annual Tony Awards—was a very, very big night.
The ceremony, which was held at New York’s Beacon Theatre, was especially
exciting for the actors and actresses who make up some of the season’s most
memorable productions, including Nina Arianda (Venus in
Nina Arianda Interview
June 1, 2012 - Studio 360
Nina Arianda is the it-girl on Broadway — she’s nominated for a Tony for
her performance in David Ives’ comedy Venus In Fur. Listen to her
interview with Studio 360 here.
Q&A with David Ives: S&M on stage
May 24, 2012 - The Economist
Mr Ives has written dozens of plays, many of them prize-winning, and has
adapted everything from Twain to Dickens to Feydeau. We spoke to him about
the work of staging extreme sexual circumstances and the virtues of writing
Hugh Dancy on his Role in Hysteria
May 18, 2012 - CBS This Morning
Hugh Dancy stopped by "CBS This Morning" to talk about his role in the
new film "Hysteria," which tells the story of the inventor of a device
widely-used among women.
Hugh Dancy on Hysteria
May 17, 2012 - Vulture
Hugh Dancy plays the inventor of the vibrator in the period sex comedy
Hysteria, also a term that harks back to the catch-all diagnosis
that used to be given to women for whatever ailed them. Dancy, who is
currently on Broadway in the Tony-nominated S&M-themed Venus in
Fur, took a break to chat with Vulture about the film and his next
role as a serial-killer profiler on the upcoming NBC series Hannibal.
Fast Chat: Hugh Dancy is from Venus
May 17, 2012 - Newsday
If hearing the name Hugh Dancy conjures up chick flicks ("Ella
Enchanted," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Confessions of a Shopaholic") --
well, think again. The British actor and Oxford grad recently earned a
Drama Desk nomination for his work in the quirky, kinky Broadway comedy
Venus in Fur (which runs at the Lyceum Theatre through June
Hugh Dancy: By the Book
May 16, 2012 - The New York Times
The New York Times's Sunday Book Review interviewed Hugh Dancy.
Find out what he's reading!
Tony Nominee Nina Arianda on Her Obsession with The Hunger Games, Downton Abbey & More
May 9, 2012 - Broadway.com
Venus in Fur leading lady Nina Arianda, who is currently
celebrating her second Best Actress Tony nomination in a row, confessed to
a fixation on the "upstairs/downstairs" dramas of writer Julian Fellowes, a
girl crush on Katniss Everdeen and more.
See the Stars at the 2012 Drama Desk Awards Nominees' Reception!
May 9, 2012 - Broadway.com
The 2012 Drama Desk Award nominees were announced on April 27, and on
May 8, the happy honorees gathered for a cocktail reception at Oceana.
Click below for your inside pass into this star-studded event.
The 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals
May 7, 2012 - Playbill.com
Mario Cantone hosted the 27th annual Lucille Lortel Awards May 6. See
Hugh Dancy and others on the Red Carpet.
Venus In Fur Tony Award Nominations
May 1, 2012 - Playbill.com
BEST ACTRESS: Nina Arianda
Hugh Dancy Nominated for the Best Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award
April 27, 2012 - Playbill.com
Tony winner Donna Murphy, who will be seen in the Public Theater's
summer staging of Into the Woods, and "Smash" star Brian d'Arcy James
announced the nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards April 27 at
Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
David Ives and The New Yorker's John Lahr Discuss VENUS IN FUR
April 24, 2012
Venus in Fur Nominated for Drama League
April 24, 2012 – BroadwayWorld.com
BEST ACTRESS - Nina AriandaRead more...
Hugh Dancy Q&A: Venus in Fur
April 16, 2012 – GoldDerby
"The play is fast. It's very verbal. It takes very sharp turns very
quickly," said Hugh Dancy about the original play Venus in Fur
currently on Broadway. "I love that kind of experience in the theatre where
you're by the seat of your pants."
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Hugh Dancy & Nina Arianda Get Intimate - Talk VENUS IN FUR & More!
April 5, 2012 – BroadwayWorld.com
Welcome to BroadwayWorld's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard
Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in
their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about
their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to
John Lahr and David Ives: The Creative Process Will Be Presented April 17
April 2, 2012 – Playbill.com
John Lahr and David Ives will take part in a discussion about the
creative process April 17 at 92YTribeca. Author and New Yorker senior drama
critic Lahr will join playwright Ives, currently represented on Broadway
with Venus in Fur, for a "lively conversation at 92YTribeca on the
art of creating new works for the stage." The evening will begin at 7
March 27, 2012 – ModernLuxury.com
Hugh Dancy, currently starring in the Broadway production of Venus
in Fur and on film in the upcoming romantic period comedy
Hysteria, has steadily built a career that’s notable for its
breadth of roles and diversity of subject matter, and also for his modest
HUGH DANCY INTERVIEWS WITH CBS 2'S DANA TYLER
March 19, 2012 – CBS New York
Dana Tyler sits down with Hugh Dancy to discuss his return to Broadway
in Venus in Fur.
HUGH DANCY ON "LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON"
February 21, 2012 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Hugh Dancy talks about his role in Venus in Fur on "Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon."
Dark Dining Venus in Fur Night on March 3
February 8, 2012 – Dark Dining Projects
Dark Dining Projects, Sensory Feasts Served to Blindfolded Guests, and
Camaje Bistro present Venus in Fur Night, a slightly kinky
artist-created affair celebrating the Broadway production. Revel in four
courses paired with wines, punctuated by music, and maybe a caress or two.
Includes discount offers to the play.
Advance reservations required: http://www.darkdiningprojects.com/calendar.htm
New York Times Top 10 of 2011: Venus in Fur
December 16, 2011 – NYTimes.com
Theater critic, Charles Isherwood, names Venus in Fur one of
his top 10 productions of 2011.
2011 Breakout Stars: Nina Arianda
December 16, 2011 – Entertainment Weekly
Nina Arianda: Two great Broadway performances this year - first as a wise-craking moll in Born Yesterday (which earned her a Tony nod) and then as a seductive actress in Venus in Fur - launched this 27-year-old into the big time.
Bloomberg's Best Shows of 2011: Venus in Fur
December 15, 2011 – Bloomberg
The prolific David Ives finds comedy in the oddest places; in this case,
a grim rehearsal studio where a young actress has come to audition for the
role of a head-tripping, aristocratic dominatrix. Roles reverse enough
times to keep your head spinning — except that you won’t be able to take
your eyes off Nina Arianda, delivering the bravura performance of the
season. (Friedman thru Dec. 18; Lyceum beginning Feb. 7.)
The Year in Theater - Star of the Year
December 4, 2011 – New York Magazine
Actress makes Broadway debut in role (Born Yesterday)
originated by Judy Holliday, gets Tony® nomination, then goes on to reprise
the role that made her the talk of the town (Venus in Fur). So
goes the story of Nina Arianda, whose future is as bright as the laughs she
'Venus in Fur's' Nina Arianda has cast a spell
November 21, 2011 – LATimes.com
The actress has been praised for her work in David Ives' new play on
Broadway about a sexy and surreal stage audition. Unstinting work went into
her preparation to win the role.
Photo Coverage: VENUS IN FUR Opening Night Heats Up Broadway
November 9, 2011 – BroadwayWorld.com
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the new play
by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie, opened last night, November 8 at
MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and
BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the sizzling stars at the curtain
call and the after party!
THE NATURAL - Nina Arianda: Broadway's New Star
November 7, 2011 – NewYorker.com
On September 21, 2009, three days after her twenty-fifth birthday, Nina
Arianda, like most ambitious actresses just out of drama school, was making
the rounds in New York, looking for work. She had just auditioned for a
show that was being staged in Baltimore. Now she was on her way to Pearl
Studios, on Eighth Avenue, to try out for an Off Broadway production of a
new play by David Ives, Venus in Fur, the story of a fierce and
funny psychosexual power struggle between an actress and her
BWW TV: Hot! Hot! Hot! Sneak Peak at Nina Arianda & Hugh Dancy Heating Up the Stage in VENUS IN FUR
November 5, 2011 – BroadwayWorld.com
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR is
an acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter
Bobbie and starring Tony nominee Nina Arianda reprising her acclaimed
breakthrough performance and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy. Check out video
Hugh Dancy Is Not Hiding His Secretly Pervy True Self
October 30, 2011 – NYMag.com
Don't read too much into his wearing a dog collar onstage. According to
Hugh Dancy, the age of the repressed British man is over. "There's this
idea that we're all people who are buttoned up and then underneath there's
a whole cauldron of complexity and neuroses," he says when we meet for
breakfast not far from where he and his wife, Claire Danes, live in
Playwright David Ives on How Venus Got Her Fur
October 25, 2011 – Broadway.com
Behind David Ives' mild-mannered exterior is a dramatist who loves to
take on seemingly impossible challenges. Here, Ives explains how he took an
1870 novel that spawned the term "sado-masochism" and turned it into a sexy
comedy set to open on Broadway on November 8.
October 18, 2011 – Out.com
"Boyish" and "dashing" may be the first words that spring to mind when
Hugh Dancy enters a room, but they don't tell the whole story. Maybe Walter
Bobbie, who is directing the actor in the dark comedy Venus in Fur
on Broadway this fall, nails it when he says, "The two sexiest things a
person can have are intelligence and spontaneity. And Hugh definitely has
those." Of course, Bobbie adds, "He happens to be gorgeous."
Three Playwrights Say Hello (Again) to Broadway
October 18, 2011 – Playbill.com
"Broadway is fun," David Ives says. "Theatre is theatre, but Broadway is
theatre writ large. I've spent many years Off- and Off-Off- and
Off-Off-Off-, but it's nice to be on a big stage and have a large marquee.
Though the challenge is always the same – make it good."
Venus in Fur, a Play About Power, Begins Broadway Life
October 13, 2011 – Playbill.com
Venus in Fur, David Ives' two-character play about the
relationship between a hungry actress and a controlling writer-director,
makes its Broadway premiere Oct. 13 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway
debut in 2010. Nina Arianda returns to play Vanda, again under the
direction of Walter Bobbie.
Up On The Marquee: VENUS IN FUR
October 1, 2011 – BroadwayWorld.com
The marquee is up for Venus in Fur and BroadwayWorld brings you
complete photo coverage.
Nina Arianda & Hugh Dancy Preview Their Sizzling Broadway Pairing in Venus in Fur
September 26, 2011 – Broadway.com
They're hot-in more ways than one-and now rising stars Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy are prepping to co-star on Broadway in David Ives' Venus in Fur. On September 26, the stars took time away from rehearsal to meet the press at MTC's rehearsal studios. View photos...
Behind the Poster
September 19, 2011 – NYTimes.com
For the coming Broadway production of Venus in Fur, David Ives's two-character dark comedy about lust, power and a sexually-charged audition, the photographer Jason Bell decided to leave the whips and chains behind. Read more...
Nina the Great: Venus In Fur Comes to Broadway
September 15, 2011 – New York Observer
The first time Nina Arianda walked on the stage at the Cort Theatre, she broke into tears. "I was having a conversation with somebody, and I got onto the stage, and I looked out, and it was—I just started crying," she said a few weeks ago over an afternoon cappuccino in Soho. Read more...
September 15, 2011 – NYTimes.com
Charles Isherwood on the coming Broadway production of the David Ives play Venus in Fur, starring Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda. Watch the video...
Hugh Dancy to Sex It Up with Nina Arianda in the Broadway Premiere of Venus in Fur
August 15, 2011 – Broadway.com
Hugh Dancy is set to join the previously announced Nina Arianda in the Broadway premiere of David Ives' Venus in Fur. Read more...
Tickets Now Available for Manhattan Theatre Club's Venus in Fur
August 1, 2011 – BroadwayWorld.com
Single tickets are available now for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie featuring Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda reprising her acclaimed breakthrough performance. Read more...
Nina Arianda Will Star in Venus in Fur on Broadway; Walter Bobbie Directs
June 28, 2011 – Playbill.com
Venus in Fur, David Ives' two-actor Off-Broadway comedy that introduced future Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda to audiences in 2010, will make the leap to Broadway this fall. Read more...