David Ives News

BWW Interviews: Landing Theatre Director Paige Kiliany Talks ALL IN THE TIMING
by Katricia Lang - Jul 24, 2014

Before VENUS IN FURS was a twinkle in David Ives' eye, there was ALL IN THE TIMING, a collection of one-act plays with a range of subjects and themes - all funny and entertaining. How else do you describe a mix of Trotsky and The Honeymooners? Though the collection of plays premiered Off-Broadway in 1993, and a few were written before I was born, they are still side-splitting. In disbelief? Well, take a gander at this interview with Paige Kiliany, a twenty-something who prefers ALL IN THE TIMING to Saturday Night Live. How's that for current? (more...)

MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Appoints Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced the addition of Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to their Board of Directors. Adria, David, and Naomi join current Board Members Bob Harden, Chair, Kristen Coury, President, Todd Gates, Don Gunther, Jason Korn, Tina McCain Matte, Jack Nortman, Gail Kern Paster, and Tennille Sevigny. (more...)

MJTC's 2014-15 Season to Feature ROSE, JERICO, STARS OF DAVID & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has announced an exciting line up of five shows for its 2014-15 season. Artists familiar to MJTC theatergoers will be on stage and on the creative teams through the 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Dorset Theatre Festival's ALL IN THE TIMING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival will present the 20th Anniversary Revival of David Ives' classic comedy All in the Timing opening July 24. All in the Timing, a collection of six zany comedies, will be directed by DTF favorite and resident director Jenn Thompson, known to local audiences for her celebrated productions of Noises Off, Boeing-Boeing and Barefoot in the Park. (more...)

LEAH IN VEGAS Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Drift In, Act Out will present the world premiere of Leah in Vegas, a new play by Kara Ayn Napolitano, with direction by Kristin Skye Hoffman (WINNER: Outstanding Direction FringeNYC 2012) as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins Cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA as 'Madame' Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA today welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast. Opel will play Cinderella's wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concluded yesterday, June 29. (more...)

DUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the addition of David Greig's Dunsinane from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company to its upcoming 2014-2015 Season. This international production, which has toured Scotland, the U.K., Russia and China, will replace the previously announced production of Enrico IV, slated for spring 2015. (more...)

Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Tops This Weekend's Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur topped at the box office this weekend. It grossed over $26K, averaging $13,100 per screen. (more...)

Review Roundup - Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Hits Theaters
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 20, 2014

Roman Polanskis' film adaptation of VENUS IN FUR, based upon the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives hits theaters today. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric and made its world premiere in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

New Plays by Ives, Washburn, Still and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 4th Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

On Monday July 14 at 7:30pm, Red Bull Theater will host its 4th Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, featuring new plays by David Ives, Anne Washburn, Will Kenton, Tabia Lau, Bridgette Dutta Portman, Lynn Rosen, Tom Rowan and James Still. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Casts and Creative Teams for 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) has announced casting and creative teams for the first two productions of their 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Joanie Schultz to Direct Adam Bock's A SMALL FIRE at Steep Theatre, Opening 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Steep Artistic Associate Joanie Schultz, fresh off directing the Goodman Theater's production of David Ives' Venus in Fur, returns home to Steep to direct the company's upcoming Chicago Premiere of Adam Bock's A Small Fire. Ms. Schultz and Steep scored a hit with Bock's work in 2012 with their critically acclaimed, Jeff nominated production of The Receptionist. A Small Fire opens on Thursday, July 10th at Steep Theatre. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces Four Finalists to be Featured in Second Annual New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Cool off after a day at the beach with eight evenings of music (plus one free family afternoon) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. By popular demand, this year's line up is a sampling of many music styles, from some of the best acts in their genre. Concerts are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, on the Julie Harris Stage. A free family concert is Sunday, July 13 at 4pm, in the garden in front of the theater. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2014! (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre Presents a Dynamic Duo in a Kinky Mind F@ck in VENUS IN FUR
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 07, 2014

'No Guts, No Story' - Never has Curious Theatre lived up to their mantra more than in this kinky, intellectual oddity. (more...)

Alfre Woodard Stars in Theresa Rebeck's ZEALOT at DTF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

DTF opens its 39th Summer Season New Play Reading series with a new play by local favorite Theresa Rebeck. The play, Zealot, is a finalist for the Susan Blackburn Prize and is set at the British consulate in Mecca, where a tactical tea is interrupted by news of nearby violence. When a witness seeks asylum, a diplomatic battle of wits ensues, while a life hangs in the balance. The reading will star renowned actress Alfre Woodard and will be directed by award winning director John Doyle. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces New Works Festival Semifinalists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse announces 10 semifinalists for their Second Annual New Works Festival to take place September 1-7, 2014. The New Works Festival will ultimately bring together four playwrights and a team of actors and directors for a week-long festival in which each playwright will hone their play and then present their work to an audience. (more...)

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