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Monday, 19 September 2011 11:06

VENUS IN FUR Begins Rehearsals Today, Sep 19 for Previews Beginning Oct 13

REHEARSALS BEGIN TODAY FOR MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
BROADWAY PREMIERE OF

VENUS IN FUR 

BY DAVID IVES

DIRECTED BY WALTER BOBBIE

STARRING
NINA ARIANDA AND HUGH DANCY

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{module ad_left_body}Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play byDavid Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie starts rehearsals today. The production stars Tony nominee Nina Arianda reprising her acclaimed breakthrough performance and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy (Journey’s End, “The Big C”).  VENUS IN FUR will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 and open Tuesday, November 8 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will play a limited 10 week engagement with tickets on sale through Sunday, December 18 only.

Critically acclaimed as “90 minutes of good, kinky, fun!” by The New York TimesVENUS IN FUR makes its Broadway premiere at MTC. Vanda (Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ (Dancy) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. 

The creative team for VENUS IN FUR includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Anita Yavich(costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Acme Sound Partners (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

VENUS IN FUR is produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) by special arrangement with Jon B. Platt,Scott Landis, and Classic Stage Company.

Hugh Dancy is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

In addition to VENUS IN FUR, MTC’s Broadway season at the Friedman Theatre includes the upcoming Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play WIT by Margaret Edson,directed by Lynne Meadow, starring Cynthia Nixon and the upcoming world premiere of THE COLUMNIST by David Auburn, directed by Daniel Sullivan, with John Lithgow in the title role.

Tickets for VENUS IN FUR are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47thStreet). Ticket prices are $57 – $116.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR VENUS IN FUR:

Please note, except for Thanksgiving Week, VENUS IN FUR is dark on Mondays:

·       THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16: Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM. This first partial week, there will only be five performances with no Saturday matinee.

·       MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30: Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

·       MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

·       MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13: Wednesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, there are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.

·       MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

·       MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, there is no performance Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

·       MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

·       MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, there are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.

·       MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

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