Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway

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The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as "Lady Bracknell," opened last night, January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you complete photo coverage below.

The cast also features Dana Ivey as "Miss Prism," Paxton Whitehead as "Rev. Canon Chasuble," Santino Fontana as "Algernon Moncrieff," David Furr as "John Worthing," Tim MacDonald as "Merriman," Paul O'Brien as "Lane," Charlotte Parry as "Cecily Cardew," and Sara Topham as "Gwendolen Fairfax."

The Importance of Being Earnest began previews on Friday, December 17th and opens officially on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6th, 2011.

The design team includes Desmond Heeley (Sets & Costumes), Duane Schuler (Lights) and Drew Levy (Sound).

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Wilde's classic production premiered in 1895 at the St. James Theatre in London offering a stinging critique of love, sex and social hypocrisy that remains relevant today.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300. Ticket prices range from $67.00-117.00.

The Importance of Being Earnest plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Brian Bedford

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Dana Ivey

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Sara Topham

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Charlotte Parry and Sara Topham

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Charlotte Parry

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Sean Arbuckle, Santino Fontana, Dana Ivey, Sara Topham, Brian Bedford, Charlotte Parry and David Furr

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Sara Topham, Brian Bedford and Charlotte Parry

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
David Furr

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Paxton Whitehead

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Paul O'Brien, Sandra Shipley, Amanda Leigh Cobb and Sean Arbuckle

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Paul O'Brien and Sandra Shipley

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Desmond Helley

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Donna Murphy

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Alan Cumming

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Byron Jennings and Caroline McCormick

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Sherie Rene Scott

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Estelle Parsons

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Walter Bobbie

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Andrea Martin hiding from the cold!

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Tony Roberts

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Michael Cerveris

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David Pittu

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Charles Strouse

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Roger Rees

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F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Sheldon Harnick

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Debra Monk

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Jane Alexander

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Cast of The Importance of Being Earnest

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
David Furr and Sara Topham

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Brian Bedford, Charlotte Parry and Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Cast of The Importance of Being Earnest

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Brian Bedford

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway
Paxton Whitehead, Dana Ivey and Sara Topham

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway

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