Oscar Wilde News

Date Of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date Of Death:
November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in Stitches
by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT makes its mark at Bass Hall from now until the 21st. (more...)

Ruby in the Dust's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN to Transfer to the Tabard Theatre, Sept 23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Kings Head Theatre, Oscar Wilde's celebrated classic Lady Windermere's Fan, updated to the 1930s, transfers to the Tabard Theatre. (more...)

Park Square to Present 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Park Square continues its 2014-2015 season next month with Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS. The acclaimed author of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project explores genius, obsession and the ability to connect against all odds. Edwin Strout and Karen Landry* play Ludwig van Beethoven and Dr. Katherine Brandt, separated by a continent and a century, but little else. Entertainment Weekly hailed 33 VARIATIONS as 'a convincing case for the genius of emotional variation in each of us, whether we're Beethoven or not.' (more...)

Tony Nominee & West End Star Donald Sinden Dies at Age 90
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

British stage, film and TV actor Donald Sinden has passed away at the age of 90 after suffering from prostate cancer (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present Fall Performance Series from September to December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host its first-ever Fall Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from September to December 2014, featuring outstanding works for puppet theater by professional puppeteers from the Northeast. There will be two showings of each production, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. Productions and dates include: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

It was written during World War II, but Arthur Miller's play All My Sons continues to resonate with audiences today. Running 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CHAINS OF DEW, WEDDING BAND and More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 ReDiscovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 ReDiscovery Series with a selection of five plays by significant women playwrights of the early 20th Century, directed by local D.C. directors. The first reading to kick off the series will be Chains of Dew by Susan Glaspell, directed by Holly Twyford, on Monday, September 15. (more...)

Kenny Mellman and More to Tribute Amy Winehouse in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The September show will include a tribute to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse, featuring special guests Kenny Mellman, Jessica Vosk, Xavier Rice and Mark Aaron James. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

HEAT WAVE, ANGRY FAGS and 'THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA' Set for Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the three Chicago companies selected for the sixth annual Garage Rep: Cold Basement Dramatics, Pride Films and Plays and Red Tape Theatre. These innovative storefront companies will present three productions in rotating repertory for a ten-week run February - April, 2015 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

A Noise Within's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Begins 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, which opens on Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. Directed by five-time L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Michetti, this is the second production of The Importance of Being Earnest for A Noise Within, which mounted the play originally in their 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, KINDNESS and More Set for Kean Department of Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Kean University's Department of Theatre will present a classic comedy of manners, the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a family-friendly musical about a boy who famously refuses to grow up, and a play for young audiences based on the playwright's interviews with real-life middle school students as part of its much-anticipated 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Frances O'Conner Cast as Belle's Mother on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Australian actress Frances O'Connor will portray Belle's mom, 'Colette' in the upcoming season of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. (more...)

SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2014-15 Season to Include 'EARNEST,' 'POPE LICK CREEK' & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has announced its 2014-2015 performance season showcasing the emerging talents of SSU students studying theater arts, dance and music. SSU's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has planned a wild, rebel-filled and wickedly funny season that begins in the Deep South and travels to India, Russia and around the globe through drama, comedy, opera and dance. For its annual performance season, the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance offers special events, several free K-12 Student Matinees, SSU "Faculty & Staff Night" and alumni performances. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions. For tickets or more information call the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu. (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Rover Dramaworks to Close Season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 9/11-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Rover Dramawerks will conclude their 14th Season with the regional premiere of the mystery/comedy Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily by Katie Forgette at their new theatre venue in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances are September 11 - October 4, with shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., plus an additional matinee performance on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivities fit for the grand occasion. Bell returns for his fifth performance with the Symphony (he last performed with the Symphony in May 2010) to celebrate the maestro and captivate audiences with the exciting, breakneck theme and stunning Romanticism of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Interview Magazine may have summed up the remarkable violinist's playing best by saying, Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” The violinist's artistry is exemplified in his new music directorship of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his release of 40 CDs since the age of 18, multiple television appearances and countless accolades. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

European Arts Company's THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Sets Trafalgar Studios Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Following a 43 date UK Tour and sell out run at St James Theatre, European Arts Company have announced that The Trials of Oscar Wilde is transferring to Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited four week run. The production will open on Monday 13th October, in celebration of Oscar Wilde's 160th birthday that same week, and will run until Saturday 8th November. Press Night is scheduled for Tuesday 14th October at 7.00pm. A special Birthday Gala performance will take place on Thursday 16th October at 7.45pm (Oscar's Birthday) with further details to be announced soon. (more...)

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