Producers eye David Ives' comedy for potential transfer
Commercial producers are eyeing Classic Stage Company’s Off Broadway production “Venus in Fur” for a potential transfer to Broadway.Robert Fox (“A Behanding in Spokane,” “God of Carnage,” “Exit the King”) and Jon B. Platt (“Carnage,” “King”) are among the names in the mix considering a move for the new play by David Ives, which stars Nina Arianda — in a perf that won raves from critics — and Wes Bentley. No deal has yet been set, and a timeline for any transfer remains up in the air. As the season currently stands, an imminent move for “Venus,” now playing an extended run at CSC through March 28, doesn’t look feasible, since the spring slate of Broadway shows already has staked out most of the smaller Main Stem venues that would seem a good fit for the two-hander. The comedy by David Ives (“All in the Timing”) updates Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 erotic novella to center on the contempo audition of an actress (Arianda) for a director (Bentley).