Oscar Wilde News

Date Of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date Of Death:
November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
University of Adelaide Alumni and Current Students Presents Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, 8/5 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Theatre Guild is delighted that their August production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter features both a past and the newly-elected Chair of the Theatre Guild in its small cast of four. (more...)

THE PICTURE (OF DORIAN GRAY) Set for FringeNYC, 8/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Gravity Partners in association with the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents The Picture (of Dorian Gray), a new play adapted from the Oscar Wilde classic by Neal Utterback with original music by Gabriel Gould. Neal Utterback will direct a cast of five, including Jessica Denison, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jamison Monella, Alyssa Newberg, and Phil Oberholzer. Six performances will be staged from August 12-24, 2014 at Venue #18: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd Street & Minetta) in NYC. (more...)

Broadway's Wesley Taylor to Teach Master Classes in Houston & Dallas this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Straight From New York Series is thrilled to bring another master class to Houston and Dallas. Once again John Garcia's THE COLUMN will co-sponsor the event. (more...)

Cast of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Coming to Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As PENNY DREADFUL makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut, SHOWTIME will host autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, and creator and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. This marks the series' first trip to the world-famous gathering in San Diego. Headlining the opening night of Comic-Con, PENNY DREADFUL's panel session, moderated by Emmy« Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer), will be presented on Thursday, July 24th from6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20. A special package of PENNY DREADFUL-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive PENNY DREADFUL party that evening. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Oak Park Festival Theatre to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Begin. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As the second production of its gala fortieth season, Oak Park Festival Theatre (the Midwest's oldest professional outdoor classical theatre) presents comedy's crown jewel, The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

THE PICTURE OF JOHN GRAY Comes to the Old Red Lion, Aug 5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Picture of John Gray will play the The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ, from Tuesday 5th - Saturday 30th August 2014, 7.30pm. Press Night: Friday 8th August 2014, 7.15pm. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOLEM OF HAVANA, 7/16-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of The Golem of Havana, a new musical with book and direction by Michel Hausmann, lyrics by Len Schiff and music by Salomon Lerner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Overstuffed ONE NIGHT at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2014

There are the bones here of a perfectly respectable play about rape and what comes after in the U.S. military and veterans' system. They are often overwhelmed by formulaic exposition and too much going on. The play needs to be broken down and retooled. (more...)

The Village Theatre Will Premiere Six Brand New Musicals in Development, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs from Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Present A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, Begin. 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Season 45 continues at Theater at Monmouth with Oscar Wilde's deliciously witty satire, A Woman of No Importance, opening Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fraught with epigrams and pithy sentiments, A Woman of No Importance probes the societal hypocrisy of punishing women for the sin of passion while lauding men for their conquest. Surely the basis for Downton Abbey, Wilde's dark comedy lays bare the moral contradictions of Victorian England. (more...)

Ruby in the Dust's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN to Play the King's Head Theatre from Aug 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Oscar Wilde's celebrated classic Lady Windermere's Fan has been transported to the 1930s in this brand new production which comes to the King's Head Theatre this August, running the 5th through the 23rd, 2014. Presented by Ruby in the Dust, directed by Linnie Reedman and music arranged by Joe Evans, the show opens August 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

UnMasqued Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING as Bluegrass Concert at Pieter Performance Art Space, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

About the play: 'The Arragons are a nationally acclaimed traveling band of bluegrass/folk musicians, returning this July from their year-long tour to the place that started it all, The Messina. They are presenting the story of their time together as a band on tour: the struggle, the love and betrayal, and a witty battle of the sexes. These events have inspired the band to write the music of their new album, Much Ado About Nothing. For a few special performances at their favorite venue, The Arragons will be giving a sneak peak of their new songs and an inside look into the lives of the artists.' (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

THE MEETING to Return to Los Angeles at The Bootleg Theater, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut and is back for two more performances. The show will feature special guests to be announced. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's 'VANYA AND SONIA' Begins 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company lands another coup, bringing the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to area audiences beginning July 17. Dubbed "deliriously funny" by the New York Times, the comedy is becoming the most-produced play across the country following its celebrated Broadway run. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season w/ One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

Künstlerischen Leiterin des Landestheaters Niederösterreich, Bettina Hering, verlängert Vertrag Durch Mai 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Paul Gessl, Geschaftsfuhrer der NÍ Kulturwirtschaft, zu deren Tochtern auch das Landestheater Niederosterreich zahlt, gab heute die Verlangerung des Vertrages der Kunstlerischen Leiterin des Landestheaters Niederosterreich, Bettina Hering, bis Mai 2019 bekannt. (more...)

Showtime Drama PENNY DREADFUL to Headline Opening Day of Comic-Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th (more...)

Mysterium Theater Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 7/25-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

Mysterium Theater presents the Project Gutenberg Adaptation in Two Acts of The Importance of Being Earnest, a classic comedy of manners, by Oscar Wilde, in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are 'Ernest,' which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James' Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. It is being presented as part of the Mysterium Theater 5th Anniversary celebration! Produced by Marla Ladd, and directed by Kaitlyn Tice. (more...)

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