Written by The Best of Off-Broadway
and Venus in Fur
(both seen last season Off-Broadway) open this fall on The Great White Way. With their move uptown, both shows now sport revamped advertising campaigns. Lysistrata Jones
features a bright-orange advertisement depicting a cartooned version of leading lady Lyssie J, while Venus in Fur
opts to highlight the show's two stars--Hugh Dancy and Tony-nominee Nina Arianda. Both of these transferring Off-Broadway productions are set to open in the fall.
The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop 'giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes' classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level
Critically acclaimed as "90 minutes of good, kinky, fun!" by The New York Times,Venus in Fur makes its Broadway premiere at MTC. Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda in her phenomenal breakout performance as 'Vanda,' is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for Thomas, the play's adapter/director, becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Venus in Fur had its world premiere at Classic Stage Company.