Over the next 18 months, Blackstone Publishing is issuing new editions of all of Ira Levin's novels (“The Levin Seven”) plus – for the first time ever – reading editions of all of his published stage plays. Comedy, drama, suspense, horror, sci-fi – nearly the entire Levin canon!
Check out this new piece on SyFy.com about Levin's The Boys from Brazil (the book's being reissued this summer), which incorporates a brand-new interview with 1978 screen adaptation scribe Heywood Gould
Two of Ira Levin's best-known novels are currently being featured in new museum exhibits: Rosemary's Baby at the Museum of the City of New York, and The Stepford Wives at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History. Check 'em out! (And let us know if you spot any in your neck of the woods!)
We mourn the passing of actor David Soul, whom we were touched to read met his wife when they co-starred in a 2002 tour of Deathtrap.
New wave legends Duran Duran have just released a list of the scariest movies to watch at Halloween, and Rosemary's Baby tops the list:
“The only Halloween movie to get an emphatic thumbs up from both founding members of Duran Duran was based on Ira Levin’s 1967 Satanic novel of the same name.”
"Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine has published a list of his favorite scary books, with Rosemary's Baby in the top slot. (Stine has earlier generously dubbed Levin's novel "The best thriller ever written.")
The 1968 film adaptation of Levin's Rosemary's Baby was just named “The Best horror movie set in New York State” by The Hard Times
In the wake of Rosemary's Baby's NY Fashion Week appearance, InStyle writes
“Prim, proper, and ... Parisian? It's not the perfect formula for a Stepford wife, per se, but Kendall Jenner's look at the Schiaparelli presentation today at Paris Fashion Week seemed to draw from the perfectly coiffed look of Ira Levin's satirical work.”
“Rosemary’s Baby was a reference point. [Designer Joseph Altuzarra] had a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of the Ira Levin book placed on every guest seat.” (Vogue)
Check out these moody promo photos of John Budzyna as Sidney Bruhl in Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Player's Ring production of Deathtrap
Having recently been dubbed one of the 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years by the New York Times, Levin's classic Rosemary's Baby was just named one of Esquire's 50 Best Mysteries of All Time
IraLevin.org has received a top-to-bottom overhaul. We're still the same site (Honest, Joanna!) – just brimming with new content and information about Ira Levin and his works
Musical theater aficionados – pounce, don't jump – on this terrific new YouTube walkthrough of Levin's musical Drat! The Cat! (Yes, the man who wrote Rosemary's Baby also wrote a Broadway musical)
Seattle gallery Roq Le Rue held a Stepford Wives exhibit featuring painted illustrations created by talented area artist Laurie Lee Brom for Suntup Press's upcoming limited edition of The Stepford Wives