Oscar Wilde News

 
Date Of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date Of Death:
November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
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Oscar Wilde News

Date of Birth: October 16, 1854
Date of Death: November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Actors' Theatre of ColumbusPhoto Flash: First Look at AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Actors' Theatre of Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. 'To Tell the Truth,' Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

William Street Rep to Bring GET LIT(erary) Reading Series to Raue CenterWilliam Street Rep to Bring GET LIT(erary) Reading Series to Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

GET LIT(erary) is a monthly reading series based around selected themed classic and contemporary literary works. (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB to Make World Premiere at The Kraine TheaterJ.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB to Make World Premiere at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, September 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICONPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

What's On at The Wild Project this SummerWhat's On at The Wild Project this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From a voice that has second-hand smoked since the womb and a mind that was born on the day of the hard look, enjoy an evening of new original and cover songs and insightful and sensationalistic storytelling by Nath Ann Carrera in an immersive arc of cultish lesbian-separatist murder ballads, gender-variant Priestesses of antiquity, consensual a-morality, the blending and dissolution of all dualities, and far BEYOND! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ana Nogueira Chats About New York Premiere of ENGAGEMENTS at Second Stage TheatreBWW Interview: Ana Nogueira Chats About New York Premiere of ENGAGEMENTS at Second Stage Theatre
by Nora Dominick - Jul 18, 2016

Today the New York premiere of ENGAGEMENTS begins previews at 2econd Stage Theatre. Before tonight, BroadwayWorld caught up with Ana Nogueira, who stars as Lauren. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEARElements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mamai Theatre's LADY WINDERMERE'S FANPhoto Flash: First Look at Mamai Theatre's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN by Oscar Wilde, directed by Bernadette Clemens, will play the Cleveland Masonic Performing Arts Center DeMolay Room, 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, tonight, July 14, through July 31, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TheatreFest Celebrates the Queen of MysteryTheatreFest Celebrates the Queen of Mystery
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 14, 2016

North Carolina State University is internationally known for its engineering and technology programs as well as its veterinary hospital. None of these disciplines is typically associated with the arts, but NC State puts great effort into developing its arts programs, especially theatre. (more...)

Bridge Rep of Boston to Open Season with DOG PADDLEBridge Rep of Boston to Open Season with DOG PADDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

In its first three years, Bridge Rep has mounted a variety of innovative work, from sold-out classics to the tune of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Oscar Wilde's Salome, to new plays, such as the 2016 Elliot Norton Award-winning The Launch Prize. In Year Four, the vibrant company expands their repertoire with a United States premiere-Reto Finger's Swiss play, Dog Paddle (or, struggling inelegantly against drowning). (more...)

BWW Preview: Dorian Gray Opens at the Overtime This WeekendBWW Preview: Dorian Gray Opens at the Overtime This Weekend
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Derek Berlin, who won an ATAC Globe award for his performance in the title role of the musical Nosferatu at PASA in June last year, is opening his one-man show on Dorian Gray (adapted from Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray') at the Overtime this coming weekend. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Present Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE with an Appalachian TwistActors' Theatre of Columbus to Present Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE with an Appalachian Twist
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Appalachia and the Bard will collide with ATC's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (July 21 - August 7) directed by Micah Logsdon. Sometimes dark tragedy, sometimes uproarious comedy, The Winter's Tale sets the story of one of Shakespeare's more disparate and modern works, at the turn of the 19th & 20th century, between the coal mining country of Eastern Kentucky and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Inspired in part by the album Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson at Folk City and heavily flavored with traditional mountain and American folk music performed by the cast, the play will celebrate the culture and the music of Appalachia, a region with strong cultural, musical and linguistic ties to Shakespeare's England, with a tragedy and joy that is uniquely and entertainingly American. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse Opens THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTPhoto Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse Opens THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Oscar Wilde's famous satire The Importance of Being Earnest, which will run from July 7th through July 24th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. (more...)

BWW Review: APT Chooses Ideal Season to Stage Wilde's Entrancing AN IDEAL HUSBANDBWW Review: APT Chooses Ideal Season to Stage Wilde's Entrancing AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 5, 2016

n a year when the country tries to discern the truth about numerous politician's pasts, presents and futures, Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband attempts to make some sense of blackmail and corruption in the government institutions and individuals who serve their citizens. American Players Theatre takes their audiences Up The Hill for Wilde's summer visual delight. This fascinating production captivates the eye along with the ear dressing the cast in lavish period costumes designed by Matthew J. Lefebvre amid a cream and golden gilded stage, period rooms, courtesy of Scenic Designer Takeshi Kata. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fresh Fruit Festival Premieres New Musical CHANCEPhoto Flash: Fresh Fruit Festival Premieres New Musical CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

CHANCE - A New Musical Play about Love, Risk, and Getting It Right!  by Richard Isen inspired by the Writings of Oscar Wilde; Performing Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 pm; Thursday, July 21, 9:00 pm; and Saturday, July 23rd, 3:30 pm at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street. Scroll down to see photos! (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVERWeston Playhouse Theatre Company to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

One of America's most highly acclaimed playwrights and actors, Dael Orlandersmith is a Pulitzer finalist, an Obie winner, and a Drama Desk nominee. In 2014, she brought her groundbreaking monologue Stoop Stories to Weston's OtherStages. This summer she's back with her latest tour de force, a gripping and beautiful, must-see memoir entitled Forever. (more...)

BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 27, 2016

Ever the consummate commentator of society and gender, Oscar Wilde has never been afraid of controversy or potentially offending member of both sexes. Never has this been more evident than in his 1893 A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which is receiving a glamorous new production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake.  (more...)

Courter Simmons Joins Cast of CHANCE at Fresh Fruit FestivalCourter Simmons Joins Cast of CHANCE at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Courter Simmons joins the cast of CHANCE as 'The Lady.' He previously appeared in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys (which opened in San Francisco). After touring with Jersey Boys for over two years, Courter was chosen to represent the tour as Frankie on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS). 'Performing at Radio City for a crowd full of Broadway stars and with friends and family watching at home was a dream come true, and the experience of a lifetime' says the young actor, now preparing to tackle Chance's 'lady.' (more...)

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