Venus In Fur


VENUS IN FUR

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Number of Performances: 183
First Preview : October 13, 2011
Opening Night : November 8, 2011
Closing Night : June 17, 2012

Opening Night Cast
Nina Arianda (Vanda)
Hugh Dancy (Thomas)


Overview
By David Ives | Directed by Walter Bobbie

VENUS IN FUR is the sexiest, funniest, most acclaimed new Broadway play of the season! Written by theatrical mastermind DAVID IVES and directed by Tony Award® winner WALTER BOBBIE, VENUS IN FUR introduces us to Vanda (Tony nominee NINA ARIANDA), a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ (Emmy nominee HUGH DANCY) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.

REVIEWS & AWARDS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

“ALL THE HYPE IS TRUE!”
– NEWSDAY

“SMART. SEXY. HILARIOUS.”
-VOGUE

“90 MINUTES OF GOOD KINKY FUN.”
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

“SO SEXY YOU COULD SWEAT.”
-PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

AWARDS

2012 Tony Award®

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)

    Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Produced by arrangement with Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis and Classic Stage Company

    Originally produced by Classic Stage Company

    Written by David Ives

    Directed by Walter Bobbie

    Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Anita Yavich; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners; Associate Scenic Design: Kacie Hultgren; Assistant Costume Design: Nicole Jescinth Smith; Assistant Lighting Design: Gina Scherr; Associate Sound Design: Jason Crystal; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone

    MTC General Manager: Florie Seery; Company Manager: Erin Moeller

    Production Stage Manager: Winnie Y. Lok; Production Manager: Joshua Helman; Stage Manager: Carlos Maisonet; Associate Prod. Mgr: Bethany Weinstein

    MTC Artistic Producer: Mandy Greenfield; MTC Director of Artistic Development: Jerry Patch; MTC Artistic Line Producer: Lisa McNulty; MTC Director of Marketing: Debra Waxman-Pilla; MTC Director of Casting: Nancy Piccione; MTC Director of Development: Lynne Randall; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Web Design: SpotCo Interactive; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Casting: James Calleri; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Press Associate: Christine Olver

    Opening Night Cast

    Nina Arianda (Vanda)
    Hugh Dancy (Thomas)

    Understudies: Mark Alhadeff (Thomas), Victoria Mack (Vanda)

    The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night:

    Venus in Fur
    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., New York, NY
    Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., New York, NY

    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (11/8/2011 – 12/18/2011)
    Lyceum Theatre (2/7/2012 – 6/17/2012)
    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President).

    Produced by Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, MTC Productions, Inc. (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), Jessica R. Jenen, Scott M. Delman, Classic Stage Company.

    Associate Director: Ross Evans.

    General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Company Manager: Carol Oune.

    Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates.

    Understudy: Liv Rooth (Vanda).

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