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An exploration of sexual control and desire inspired by the erotic novel of the same name.

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Weekend Poll Top Three: A Rising Star, a Rent Vet and a Broadway Icon Among Broadway's Sexiest Women Alive

Weekend Poll Top Three: A Rising Star, a Rent Vet and a Broadway Icon Among Broadway's Sexiest Women Alive

After fans named Alan Rickman Broadway's Sexiest Man Alive, Broadway.com asked our readers to weigh in on which leading lady deserve the title of Broadway's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2011. The votes have been tallied. Take a look at which female stars rank among the hottest actresses around.

1. Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur) - 25%
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Squigs Takes a Steamy Side Trip to See Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in Venus in Fur

Squigs Takes a Steamy Side Trip to See Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in Venus in Fur

Critics are raving about the chemistry between Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in the Broadway premiere of David Ives’ Venus in Fur. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson saw the show at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, then picked up his pen to capture the push-pull relationship between an ambitious actress and the playwright/director of ...

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Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy & Starry Guests Share the Warmth of Opening Night at Venus in Fur

Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy & Starry Guests Share the Warmth of Opening Night at Venus in Fur

Well, there weren’t any real furs on display at opening night of Venus in Fur (it was 60 degrees outside), but there was certainly the heat of anticipation for David Ives’ steamy comedy, which opened at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on November 8. In addition to the playwright and his stars, Nina Arianda and Hugh ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Feel the Heat at Venus in Fur?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Feel the Heat at Venus in Fur?

The term “romantic comedy” gets a reboot in Venus in Fur, the new play by David Ives in which Nina Arianda goes head to head—professionally and personally—with Hugh Dancy. Arianda plays Vanda, a young actress who arrives to audition for a sexy costume drama carrying a bag filled with suggestive props, much to the amazement of Dancy as ...

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The Stars Come Out for Venus in Fur's Heavenly Opening Night

The Stars Come Out for Venus in Fur's Heavenly Opening Night
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Venus in Fur arrived on Broadway with strong advance buzz, so it’s not surprising that a slew of celebs turned out for the November 8 opening night performance of David Ives’ sexy comedy, which features charismatic star performances by Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy. The crowd at the Friedman Theatre included alums of director Walter Bobbie’s Chicago (Christie ...

Venus in Fur Star Hugh Dancy Is Taking Your Questions!

Venus in Fur Star Hugh Dancy Is Taking Your Questions!

He’s the handsome star of movies such as Confessions of a Shopaholic, Adam, The Jane Austen Book Club and the current indie hit Martha Marcy May Marlene—and now Hugh Dancy, who’s taking Broadway by storm opposite Nina Arianda in Venus in Fur, is ready to answer your questions. The British-born actor will talk about his varied career ...

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It's Opening Night for Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in Venus in Fur

It's Opening Night for Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy in Venus in Fur

After all the advance word on the sexy stage pairing of Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, Venus in Fur is set to open on November 8 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Manhattan Theatre Club is producing the Broadway transfer of David Ives’ acclaimed comedy, directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago).

Loosely adapted from an infamous erotic novel, Venus ...

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First Look at Broadway's Sexiest Duo, Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, in Venus in Fur

First Look at Broadway's Sexiest Duo, Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, in Venus in Fur
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Ready for a night of surprising, sexy fun? Head to the Broadway premiere of Venus in Fur, starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy. David Ives’ comedy takes place in a rehearsal studio when a young actress arrives to audition for a playwright/director’s new show. (For insights from Ives on the origins of the play, click here.) Broadway.com ...

Playwright David Ives on How Venus Got Her Fur

Playwright David Ives on How Venus Got Her Fur

About the author:
Behind David Ives’ mild-mannered exterior is a dramatist who loves to take on seemingly impossible challenges. Since penning the 1993 smash-hit collection of one-act comedies All in the Timing, Ives has tackled history (the acclaimed drama New Jerusalem), channeled Mark Twain (the hilarious Broadway romp Is He Dead?) and given fresh life to Moliere (The School for ...

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Venus in Fur, Starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, Begins Broadway Run

Venus in Fur, Starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, Begins Broadway Run

Performances are set to begin on October 13 for the sexy comedy Venus in Fur, starring Tony nominee Nina Arianda and movie favorite Hugh Dancy. Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of this smart new play by David Ives will open on November 8 at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, directed by Walter Bobbie.

Inspired by an infamous 19th century ...

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