Oscar Wilde News

Date Of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date Of Death:
November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 22, 2014

Today we are toasting the newest titular star of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Andrew Rannells! (more...)

LOVEBIRDS Coming to Marsh Berkeley this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

LOVEBIRDS, fresh from its New York City premiere at La MaMa Theater, moves to The Marsh Berkeley. A rollicking tale of incurable romantics from GLAAD award-winning solo theater artist and comedian Marga Gomez, LOVEBIRDS enjoyed a critically acclaimed six-month original run at The Marsh San Francisco as well as a tour to the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. Directed by David Schweizer in his sixth collaboration with Gomez, LOVEBIRDS will transfer to The Marsh Berkeley (2120 Allston Way) with performances Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm. For tickets ($20-$35, $50-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1 - 4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

BWW Reviews; Carnival of Culture Tantalizes Audiences in TRAVESTIES
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 21, 2014

How does someone begin to describe Tom Stoppard's triple award winning play Travesties staged at American Players Theatre this August? Spring Green's indoor Touchstone Theatre hosts the devilish, deliriously funny production directed by the renowned William Brown that rotates the ambiance of a carnival, an ordinary home or library, a political convention, an Oscar Wilde play and war zones. Where scenes quickly shift between poignant drama and an evening at Chippendale's completely at Stoppard's discretion to tantalize the audience. (more...)

'JACQUES BREL', CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MR. BURNS and More Set for ACT's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Kurt Beattie is proud to announce the Mainstage productions taking place in the 50th Anniversary Season in 2015. The mid-century mark will reflect ACT's contribution to the field throughout history and looking to the future with the theme, What Was, What is, and What Will Be. 2015 brings cause to celebrate two other milestone anniversaries: ACT will celebrate the 40th year of producing founder Gregory A. Falls' adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as the 90th anniversary of the 1925 Fraternal Order of Eagles building, ACT's historic landmark home since 1996. Commemorative celebrations and engagement opportunities will occur throughout the year. A brief history of ACT's founding is included following the season titles. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Return to Joe's Pub with Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Julie Andrews & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater in September 2014 for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 season feature tributes to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse (September 14), Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19), Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16) and the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular (December 7). All performances are Sundays at 9:30 PM. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. Special guests will be announced shortly. (more...)

2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city January 14-25, 2015. (more...)

Sierra Rep's ALL MY SONS to Run 8/29-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

It was written during World War II, but Arthur Miller's play All My Sons continues to resonate with audiences today. Running August 29 through September 21 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage, the drama's themes - corruption, materialism, getting ahead at the expense of others - are still relevant, said Scott Viets, artistic director at Sierra Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Maggi Hambling to Exhibit Never-Before-Seen Paintings at National Gallery, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Maggi Hambling, the first National Gallery Artist in Residence (1980-81), has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain's most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. This autumn she returns to exhibit in Trafalgar Square for the first time in almost 35 years with a brand new series of paintings – Walls of Water – which have never been seen in public before. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 15, 2014

Underneath the riotous comedy of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe is a tough family drama examining ideas of trust, power, and hypocrisy. Soulpepper Theatre Company's new production (on now through September 20th at the Young Centre) underlines these themes while providing plenty of laughs and a smart, contemporary take on a classic work. (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 12, 2014

It's a musical theater nerd's paradise and as a nerd one of my favorite times of the year. Village Theatre has once again brought together an incredible weekend of new works for workshop readings and one full production. Five shows put up for one performance as readings with music stands and scripts in hand and then one larger production put up for two weekends. And while the weekend may be over (and only for members anyway) there's still time to see the larger production and I've got some wonderful photos for you all. But let's start with the production you can still see and then we'll move onto the workshops. (more...)

Fry To Host SALOME And WILDE SALOME Q&A With Pacino And Chastain
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) will join Academy Award winner Al Pacino for the special live Q&A event at BFI Southbank, London celebrating the UK release of his films Salome and Wilde Salome. (more...)

Tony Nominee and Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at Age 72
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Shakespearean and Broadway actor Charles Keating, perhaps best known for his role as villain Carl Hutchins on the daytime drama 'Another World,' has died at his home in Weston, Conn. at the age of 72. (more...)

BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN is Whimsical and Mirthful
by David Clarke - Aug 10, 2014

In New York City, summer and Shakespeare go hand in hand. For their 2014 Season the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is producing 'A Summer of Shakespeare,' and they kicked off this season with a fully staged production of Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN. While giving the show a modern twist, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble followed traditional convention and has set the piece into an abridged version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The end product is a light-hearted yet ambitious production that enchants. (more...)

The Santa Fe Opera Holds High Note This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

At a time when things seem challenging for opera, the Santa Fe Opera holds strong. Santa Fe is among the oldest opera festivals in America and is the largest and most important. It has made its reputation as a distinctive company with a flair for the unusual. This summer they presented operas such as “Dr. Sun Yat-Sen” by Huang Ruo, and Beethoven's “Fidelio.” (more...)

Dimond and Kooman's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES and More Set for Village Theatre's 'Originals Festival', Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 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 today, Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as, six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season. The lavish event, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, also includes a delectable gourmet luncheon. Elizabeth Kimple is the Chair of the luncheon. (more...)

Hart House Theatre to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Sept 19-Oct 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Opening the season on September 19, Hart House Theatre is proud to present a classic farce by a beloved and notorious playwright that has won the laughter and hearts of audiences for over a hundred years. (more...)

UNC's Process Series to Present DOLLY WILDE'S PICTURE SHOW, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Process Series at UNC kicks off its 2014/15 season with Dolly Wilde's Picture Show, a new work-in-progress by alumna playwright Rebecca Nesvet, on August 21 and 22, in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. (more...)

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