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David Ives

 
Bio:
David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-act comedies called All in the Timing and Time Flies. All in the Timing won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award, ran for two years Off-Broadway, and in the 1995-96 season was the most performed play in the country after Shakespeare ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-act comedies called All in the Timing and Time Flies. All in the Timing won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award, ran for two years Off-Broadway, and in the 1995-96 season was the most performed play in the country after Shakespeare ... (read complete bio)

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METROMANIACS playwright David Ives (pictured at left) with Michael Kahn, director. Photo

METROMANIACS playwright David Ives (pictured at left) with Michael Kahn, director.

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David Ives Biography

David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-act comedies called All in the Timing and Time Flies. All in the Timing won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award, ran for two years Off-Broadway, and in the 1995-96 season was the most performed play in the country after Shakespeare productions. His full-length plays include The School For Lies (adapted from Moliere's The Misanthrope and a major hit at New York's Classic Stage Company last spring); The Heir Apparent (an adaptation of J-F Regnard's comedy that was an audience and critical hit at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. this past fall); New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, which won the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award; Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); White Christmas; Polish Joke; and Ancient History. He has translated Feydeau's classic farce A Flea in Her Ear, Yazmina Reza's drama A Spanish Play, and Pierre Corneille's 1643 comedy The Liar (also an enormous hit at the Shakespeare Theatre Company two years ago). David Ives is the author of three young-adult novels: Monsieur Eek, Scrib, andVoss, and he has adapted 32 American musicals for New York City's beloved Encores! series. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, he lives in New York City.

David Ives Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Adaptation Gold Star
David Ives, The Liar
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
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Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Play
David Ives, Venus in Fur
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Play
David Ives, All in the Timing

David Ives News

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse,  Photo Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse, Stephen Adly Guirgis & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays.

THE METROMANIACS Comes to  Theatre 40 in July Photo THE METROMANIACS Comes to Theatre 40 in July
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Metromaniacs aren't people who are crazy about subways. They are people who are nuts about poetry, i.e. verse composed in meter. David Ives' play The Metromaniacs is an English language adaptation of a French farce from 1738, La Metromaie, and it is set in Paris in that year, a moment when there was a particular craze for poetry. Ives' play is performed in English, in rhyming couplets.

BWW Review: VENUS IN FURS at Atwater Village Theater Photo BWW Review: VENUS IN FURS at Atwater Village Theater
by Evan Henerson - May 15, 2022

The lady is four-alarm hot; the man, her plaything. The script is literate and cruelly funny, a simultaneous homage to its salacious source and to the craft and vagaries of live theater. Got your stole? Very good. So who out there is game for some kick-ass kink?

Theatre 40 Announces THE REVOLUTIONISTS and More for 56th Season Photo Theatre 40 Announces THE REVOLUTIONISTS and More for 56th Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

Theatre 40, the award-winning professional theatre company in Beverly Hills, announces its fifty-sixth season.

A RemarkaBULL Podversation: Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes to be Presente Photo A RemarkaBULL Podversation: Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes to be Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday May 9th at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes. This event is “Pay What You Can.” All of Red Bull’s online-only programs are FREE. 

VENUS IN FUR Comes to Atwater Village Theatre in May Photo VENUS IN FUR Comes to Atwater Village Theatre in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Jacaranda Collective will mount its west coast debut with VENUS IN FUR, by David Ives, directed by Evan Isaac Lipkin, playing May 5-21,2022 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Watch a Load-In Timelapse for SCHOOL FOR LIES at the Guthrie Theater Photo VIDEO: Watch a Load-In Timelapse for SCHOOL FOR LIES at the Guthrie Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière’s Le Misanthrope, which inspired it. Join in for another incomparable romp from David Ives, the brilliant author of All in the Timing.

The Actors Conservatory Announces One Act Festival Set For This Month Photo The Actors Conservatory Announces One Act Festival Set For This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The Actors Conservatory announces its One Act Festival: Two programs of short plays featuring the graduating class of 2022 and the work of directors Beth Harper, Sarah Lucht, Chris Harder, and Andrea White.  

BWW Review: You Know How to WHISTLE " Put Sondheim's Score in the Right Hands, As M Photo BWW Review: You Know How to WHISTLE " Put Sondheim's Score in the Right Hands, As MasterVoices Concert at Carnegie Hall Showed
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 13, 2022

The original title of the Sondheim-Laurents ANYONE CAN WHISTLE was THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS, though the crowd at Carnegie Hall on Thursday for the MasterVoices concert performance of the trouble musical were hardly fidgety. They were willing and able to sit through the cockamamie book and story Arthur Laurents concocted to hear the wonderful score by the late and very lamented Stephen Sondheim. And, believe me, Ted Sperling, leading the orchestra and big chorus, with a couple of strong guest performers, showed how good much of this score can be.

David Ives Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Load-In Timelapse for SCHOOL FOR LIES at the Guthrie Theater VideoVIDEO: Watch a Load-In Timelapse for SCHOOL FOR LIES at the Guthrie Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière’s Le Misanthrope, which inspired it. Join in for another incomparable romp from David Ives, the brilliant author of All in the Timing.

Broadway Rewind: We're Dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS with the 2018 US Tour! VideoBroadway Rewind: We're Dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS with the 2018 US Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 25, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, for a recent US tour of the holiday classic White Christmas.

VIDEO: Carol Swarbrick Sings "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" ​From WHITE CHRISTMAS VideoVIDEO: Carol Swarbrick Sings "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" ​From WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2020

5th Avenue Theatre has released a new video of Carol Swarbrick singing 'Let Me Sing and I'm Happy' a??from White Christmas. 

BWW TV: The Two 'Susans' Of WHITE CHRISTMAS Explore The Holidays In Chicago VideoBWW TV: The Two 'Susans' Of WHITE CHRISTMAS Explore The Holidays In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2019

It's Christmastime in Chicago and White Christmas is in town to celebrate. Meet the two young actors who share the role of Susan Squires in the show as they explore all the holiday fun Chicago has to offer!

VIDEO: On This Day, November 23: Snow Falls On Broadway With Irving Berlin's WHITE CH VideoVIDEO: On This Day, November 23: Snow Falls On Broadway With Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2018

On this day in 2008, the Broadway stage adaptation of the classic holiday film White Christmas opened on Broadway.

Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR VideoVideo: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP runs in Westport July 10 - 28.  

STAGE TUBE: WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour's 'Underneath the Tree'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 16, 2015

David Perlman - who plays Ralph Sheldrake, the sometimes manipulative, always cunning television producer in Irving Berlin's White Christmas - admits he may have been a tad 'aggressively inspirational' recently when it came time to persuade his castmates and company cohorts to take part in a pet project that ultimately became a labor of love and yuletide revelry for the lot them.

STAGE TUBE: Artists Rep's THE LIAR Company Performs 'A Note About the Verse'
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre brings its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. Click below to watch a promo for the show, in which the company reads David Ives' 'A Note About the Verse', which preceeds the play!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's PERICLES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues the 2014/15 season with William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role. The production runs through January 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: WHITE CHRISTMAS Celebrates Opening Night at Dominion Theatre!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 17, 2014

The West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical White Christmas is led by Aled Jones as Bob Wallace, Tom Chambers as Phil Davis, Wendi Peters as Martha, Graham Cole as General Waverley, Rachel Stanley as Betty Haynes and Louise Bowden as Judy Haynes, with Lori Haley Fox,Michelle Bishop, Phil Cole, Brendan Cull and Jonathan Halliwell. White Christmas opened at London's newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday, 12 November, and continues for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3 January 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from opening night below!


David Ives Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Ives written?
David Ives has written 17 shows including Maggie May (Book Adaptation), Five Very Live (Playwright), All in the Timing (Playwright), Don Juan in Chicago (Playwright), Ancient History/English Made Simple (Playwright), The Red Address (Playwright), Mere Mortals and Others (Playwright), Dance of the Vampires (Bookwriter), Polish Joke (Playwright), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Bookwriter), The 24 Hour Plays 2006 (Playwright), Is He Dead? (Playwright), New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 (Playwright), Venus in Fur (Playwright), The School for Lies (Playwright), The Liar (Writer), The Metromaniacs (Author).

What awards has David Ives been nominated for?
Outstanding Adaptation (Drama Desk Awards) for The Liar , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Heir Apparent , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Venus in Fur , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Liar John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for All in the Timing and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for All in the Timing .

What awards has David Ives won?
Outstanding Adaptation (Drama Desk Awards) for The Liar The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Liarand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for All in the Timing .