Oscar Wilde News

Date of Birth: October 16, 1854
Date of Death: November 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND
Gender: Male
9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse announced today the plays, musicals and Music on the Rock concerts slated for the 2016 Season as well as a streamlined subscription package plan. (more...)

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Scena TheatreBWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Scena Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Aug 27, 2015

Scena Theatre's gender-bending THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a great idea conceptually, but some performances and technical choices ultimately take away from the production. (more...)

freeFall to Stage THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES This FallfreeFall to Stage THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Full casting has now been announced for freeFall Theatre's production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES, which begins previews on October 2, 2015 and will run through November 1, 2015 opening freeFall's new season. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015
by - Aug 25, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015. (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Sally Field & Michael Emerson to Lead GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS Benefit ReadingMichael C. Hall, Sally Field & Michael Emerson to Lead GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Tectonic Theater Project is proud to announce a star-studded one-night-only special benefit reading of Moises Kaufman's GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, the award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his 'crime' of homosexuality, on October 5, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater (524 W 59th St). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut StreetPhoto Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. at Walnut Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.. Based on the book by William Steig and the popular DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre October 3 through October 24, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Celebrate 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. ScreeningOscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Celebrate 120th Anniversary with Special U.S. Screening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Oscar Wilde's classic play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' comes to select. U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night event on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Perfectly Frivolous Summer FunBWW Review: Theatre UCF's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Perfectly Frivolous Summer Fun
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2015

Very little in life is as refreshing on a hot summer day as a nice, cool cucumber sandwich; a close second perhaps is a classic, breezy comedy in an air conditioned theater. Fortunately, Theatre UCF is bringing back both when their production of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST returns on August 27th for a final weekend of performances, after running earlier this summer in repertoire with DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOWS REALLY REFLECT UP? (Check out Kimberly Moy's BWW Orlando review of PATENT LEATHER). Under the direction of Mark Routhier, the cast fully embraces the goofy storylines and giddy characters of this beloved comedy of manners to create an entertainingly trivial way to spend a summer evening. (more...)

David Simon Talks Upcoming HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERODavid Simon Talks Upcoming HBO Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

From David Simon (HBO's 'Treme' and 'The Wire') and Paul Haggis ('Crash'), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (more...)

Review Roundup: New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 11, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opened its world premiere of UP HERE, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. UP HERE is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and runs now through September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Previews: BLACKER by Russ Weatherford at Urban Stages, 8/26 to 9/3BWW Previews: BLACKER by Russ Weatherford at Urban Stages, 8/26 to 9/3
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 10, 2015

'Blacker' by Russ Weatherford will be at Urban Stages for an exclusive engagement from Wednesday, August 26th through Thursday September 3rd. (more...)

THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 27 at 9:30 PM to open the Fall 2015 Season. (more...)

Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn, Winter SeasonCoventry's Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn, Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has today announced full details of the shows to feature in its Autumn 2015 Season which include the U.K premiere of Crush, a new musical-comedy by Maureen Chadwick and a new stage adaptation of Iain Seraillier's The Silver Sword. (more...)

Lineup of New Musical Sets for Third FROM PAGE TO STAGE SeasonLineup of New Musical Sets for Third FROM PAGE TO STAGE Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Aria Entertainment today announces the full programme of work for the annual season. Tickets are now on sale ranging from £12.00 - £18.00. (more...)

ERC Presents Regional Premiere of VAN GOGH'S EAR Concert in Conjunction With Art ExhibitionERC Presents Regional Premiere of VAN GOGH'S EAR Concert in Conjunction With Art Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Hailed recently by The New York Times as "ingenious," New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

Weatherford's BLACKER Set for Run at Urban Stages, Begin. 8/26Weatherford's BLACKER Set for Run at Urban Stages, Begin. 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Russ Weatherford's “Blacker,” a new play exploring Oscar Wilde's little-known brush with the Dreyfus Affair, begins an exclusive two-week engagement on Wednesday August 26 at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street.  Directed by David Austin, and produced by Sandi Durell, the premiere of “Blacker” plays through Thursday September 3.  The official opening is also on Wednesday August 26 at 8pm.  For tickets call SmartTix.com at 212/868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com (more...)

The Esoterics to Present Six Revolutionary Choral Works in AUDACIOR, 8/7-9The Esoterics to Present Six Revolutionary Choral Works in AUDACIOR, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

In a program that celebrates brazenness, bravery, and bravado, The Esoterics will present six choral works inspired by revolutionaries, nonconformists, and those unafraid of speaking truth to power. (more...)

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin DocumentaryChan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

It was revealed today that musician/singer/songwriter/actor Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power)  will be the voice narrating the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary “Janis” from Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil,” “West of Memphis”). The documentary will have its much anticipated World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it was just selected to screen out of competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WEST END HORRORPhoto Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WEST END HORROR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

For the fourth show in their 44th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the Central New York premiere of the new mystery/comedy 'Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror' by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge, adapted from the novel by Nicholas Meyer. Performances will run from July 29th - August 8th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on July 31st, 4th, and 5th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (more...)

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