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'Venus In Fur': Hugh Dancy's Erotic Broadway Show (PREVIEW)


First Posted: 11/08/11 10:41 AM ET Updated: 11/08/11 11:20 PM ET

Hugh Dancy has somehow managed to evade the path that normally haunts men of his, ahem, looks, opting for the kinds of unflashy film and stage moves that make for a long career. His choices, however, are much flashier than they're given credit for -- this year, Dancy plays opposite Elizabeth Olsen in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," a film about a small cult commune, and another about how the vibrator came to be. Now, he's taking a turn on Broadway in David Ives' erotic comedy, "Venus in Furs," opposite "Born Yesterday" Broadway star Nina Arianda. The play, which settles on the rapport between a director and actor, has an ease to the dialogue and freshness in the acting, as seen in this preview from Playbill. And while the relationship between this director/actress delves into sexually dangerous territory, it's still very funny.

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