Hugh Dancy is set to join the previously announced Nina Arianda in the Broadway premiere of David Ives’ Venus in Fur. Walter Bobbie is directing the Manhattan Theatre Club production, which begins performances on October 13 and opens on November 8 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Dancy made his Broadway debut in the 2008 Tony-winning revival of Journey’s End. His other stage credits include off-Broadway’s The Pride (for which he was nominated for a Lortel Award and a Drama League Award) and To the Green Fields on the West End. His many small screen credits include his Emmy-nominated role in the HBO miniseries Elizabeth I and Showtime’s The Big C. His many films include Adam, The Jane Austen Book Club, Evening and Hysteria as well as the forthcoming Dorothy of Oz, My Idiot Brother and Marlene.
Inspired by the infamous erotic novel of the same name, Venus in Fur is a two-person play that offers a behind-the-scenes look at an audition, where a playwright/director named Thomas and an actress named Vanda blur the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. The original off-Broadway production featured Arianda and Wes Bentley.
Venus in Fur will play a limited engagement through December 18. Tickets are on sale now.