Nina Arianda
(Movies & TV)
Wes Bentley
(Movies & TV)
Roman Polanski
(Movies & TV)
Leon Trotsky
Michael Kunze
Hugh Dancy
(Movies & TV)

See also

David Ives

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Ives


David Ives

Contemporary American playwright add

Category: Literature

Born in 1950.

Countries: New York (28%), United States (22%), France (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Nina Arianda, Wes Bentley, Roman Polanski

Linked to: Classic Stage Company, Circle Repertory Company, Northwestern University, Shakespeare Theatre Company




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David Ives was born in 1950 add something


Ives' first play in New York was "Canvas", staged at the Circle Repertory Company in 1972, followed at the same theatre by "Saint Freud" in 1975 add something


In the early 1990s Ives started working in musical theatre with the libretto for an opera based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" add something


In the late 1990s, he adapted David Copperfield's magic show, "Dreams and Nightmares", for Broadway, at the Beck add something


It premiered in Philadelphia in 1991 at the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre add something


Ives' most popular book of plays is "All in the Timing", which originated as an evening of one-act comedies that premiered at Primary Stages in 1993, moved to the larger John Houseman Theatre, and ran for 606 performances add something


Leon Trotsky - It was the subject of a 1993 short play, "Variations on the Death of Trotsky", written by David Ives


In 2001 Ives ventured into children's literature with the novel "Monsieur Eek," which he followed in 2005 with "Scrib" add something


In 2002, he did brush-up work on the German transfer, "Dance of the Vampires", with book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman and original German book and lyrics by Michael Kunze add something


He co-wrote the book for "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", which premiered in San Francisco in 2004 and went on to tour across the country and was seen on Broadway in the winter of 2008 and 2009 add something


His full-length plays up to 2005 are collected in "Polish Joke And Other Plays" add something


In 2006 he did a new translation of Georges Feydeau's classic farce, "A Flea in Her Ear", which premiered in Chicago add something


His most current book is "Voss", which was printed in 2008 add something


"Venus in Fur" opened at the Classic Stage Company in New York in 2010 with Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley add something


Wes Bentley - In 2010, he starred opposite Nina Arianda in the premiere of the David Ives play "Venus in Fur" at the Classic Stage Company in New York City


Wes Bentley - Rebuilding his career, he starred in the premiere of "Venus in Fur" by David Ives in the off-Broadway production in 2010


Also in 2011 his adaptation of Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Legataire universel" premiered at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. under the title, "The Heir Apparent add something


In 2011 his version of Molière's "The Misanthrope" premiered at Classic Stage Company in New York under the title, "The School For Lies add something


In fall 2011, "Venus in Fur" had its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Nina Arianda returning to the role she created at Classic Stage Company and Hugh Dancy playing the role originated by Bentley add something


The play received positive reviews at Manhattan Theatre Club and in February 2011, transferred to the Lyceum Theatre for an extended run with Arianda and Dancy reprising their performances add something


The play transferred to the Lyceum Theatre in February 2012 for an extended run with Arianda and Dancy reprising their performances add something


Stephen Sondheim - It was announced in February 2012 that Sondheim will be collaborating on a new musical with David Ives


Venus in Fur (film) - In September 2012, it was announced that Roman Polanski would direct an adaptation of David Ives' 2010 play entitled "Venus in Fur"


Primary Stages presented a revival of "All in the Timing" in January 2013 to April 2013, writing "When this evening of six one-act comedies premiered in 1993, Vincent Canby of 'The New York Times' said 'Ives is wizardly add something


"The Heir Apparent" opens Off-Broadway in March 2014 at the Classic Stage Company add something


Ives' "Lives of the Saints" will be revived at Primary Stages in February 2015 add something


His "Lives of the Saints" began in previews Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in February 2015, running through March 27, 2015 add something


His play, "The Liar", based on a 17th century play by Pierre Corneille opened at the Classic Stage Company in New York January 26, 2017 add something


In April 2018, Red Bull Theater will present the New York premiere "The Metromaniacs," his transladaptation of a rediscovered French farce by Alexis Piron at The Duke on 42nd Street directed by Michael Kahn add something