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Emmanuelle Seigner in Venus in Fur: The Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Most theater does not translate well into film. The film genre invites expansion and theater can feel claustrophobic. Unless claustrophobic is what you want as in the case of Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives' stage play inspired by Sacher-Masoch's novel, Venus in Fur.

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

The Sexual Battlefield of Polanski's Venus in Fur

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The terrific new Venus in Fur, an erotic two-hander (adapted from David Ives' hit play, itself adapted from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novella), follows a director and an actress as they jostle for domination, ever raising the stakes, in the single locale of a darkened Parisian theater.

It Would Be a Crime For You to Miss "Rob the Mob"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Nina Arianda: The "IT" Girl in Tales from Red Vienna and Rob the Mob

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As a desperate widow in MTC's new play, Tales from Red Vienna, Nina Arianda's Helena Altman is demure in period weeds, even as the gentlemen she servi...

The Week in Movies: Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So is Divergent the new Hunger Games? Or Twilight? Or even Harry Potter?

Theater: Arianda Can't Rescue Murky Tales From Red Vienna

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

What's the most essential skill for an actor who wants a successful and creatively satisfying career? It's not talent. A lot of actors have talent. A lot of stars don't.

Guess Who's Playing Janis Joplin?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

After nearly everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Pink was considered for role of Janis Joplin, an actress has finally been found. Tony winner Nina Ariand...

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.

Why Nina Arianda Is An Actress To Watch

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Women

Nina Arianda was just months out of graduate school when she landed the role actress-seductress Vanda in the Off Broadway play "Venus in Fur." Since t...

Hugh Dancy Hits the Spot: Hysteria

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The new movie Hysteria answers an age old question, what do women want most?

Erotic Broadway Show Extends Its Run

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The acclaimed Broadway production of "Venus in Fur" isn't slinking away quite yet. The Manhattan Theatre Club said Monday that Walte...

Two Of Britain's Best To Join Bin Laden Cast?

PA | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Tom Hardy and Idris Elba could be in line for roles in Kill Bin Laden. The British actors are amongst the names in the running for Kathryn Bigelow'...

Theater: Yes, Nina Arianda Is All That In "Venus In Fur"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

VENUS IN FUR *** out of **** MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB AT SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN Actress Nina Arianda is the red-hot center of this new Broadway comedy, so ...

Highlights From Hugh Dancy's Role In A Deepy Erotic Broadway Show

Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

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 t...

HuffPost Review: Midnight in Paris

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's a strain of magical realism that runs through the filmography of Woody Allen that pops up -- and delightfully so -- in his newest film, Midnight in Paris.