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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
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FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening 1/9/15FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening 1/9/15
by Shari Barrett - Dec 20, 2014

Kentwood Players kicks off its 65th Anniversary Year by presenting "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde from Friday, January 9 to Saturday, February 14, 2015 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by T. Samantha Barrios and produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Terry Delegeane. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Casting for Steppenwolf's GARAGE REP 2015 Announced!Casting for Steppenwolf's GARAGE REP 2015 Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Now in its sixth year, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Garage Rep 2015, featuring three cutting-edge Chicago companies producing bold work in rotating repertory for ten weeks under Steppenwolf's banner. This year's Garage Rep features Cold Basement Dramatics' production of Heat Wave, Pride Films and Plays' production of Angry Fags and Red Tape Theatre's production of The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. Casting and creative teams for each production included below. Performances run February 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted St.). Press weekend is March 7 and 8. Single tickets ($20) are now available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), at ?312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Michael Friedman Join The Meeting* Holiday Spectacular's Lineup, 12/7Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Michael Friedman Join The Meeting* Holiday Spectacular's Lineup, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 7 at 9:30 PM to continue 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 story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The season's previous shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran in September. The December show marks the 5th annual Holiday Spectacular from The Meeting*, with special guests Lady Rizo, Julian Fleisher, Connie Champagne, Michael Friedman, David Drake, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public TheaterBWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 3, 2014

Ed Dixon's world premiere production attempts a whole new genre- the intellectual farce. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Forever, written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, from January 2 through February 1, 2015 on Stage II. The press opening is Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Wesley Taylor Teases Possible Casting on HBO's LOOKINGWesley Taylor Teases Possible Casting on HBO's LOOKING
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Broadway's Wesley Taylor, who previously starred on NBC's TV hit musical 'Smash,' may well be heading back to TV for the next season of HBO's 'Looking'. (more...)

THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 7 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The December show marks the 5th annual Holiday Spectacular from The Meeting*, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY by Katie Forgette Ultimately DisappointsBWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY by Katie Forgette Ultimately Disappoints
by Frank Benge - Nov 24, 2014

If an example existed to explain the value of copyright laws, Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY might well be it. Since the copyright has expired on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson they are now in the public domain and authors other than the originator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, can use these characters in their own works. In the case of Katie Forgette, she has used them to craft a stake-less, mediocre play with more marketability than merit, while stealing freely from Doyle's stories (notably, "A Scandal in Bohemia"), Wilde and Shakespeare without capturing any of the panache or humor of any of them. Sadly, the best moments in the script are actually from "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Romeo and Juliet". (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre 2015 Season, 'Reincarnation' to Include MASTERCLASS, BAD, and MoreOld Fitz Theatre 2015 Season, 'Reincarnation' to Include MASTERCLASS, BAD, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

?The new artistic management team for the Old Fitz Theatre today announced the first six months programming in the 2015 season. Red Line Productions, run by Sean Hawkins, Andrew Henry and Vanessa Wright, have announced six mainstage plays and four late shows as part one of the season, entitled REINCARNATION. (more...)

Austin Playhouse to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILYAustin Playhouse to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde's muse, actress Lillie Langtry presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case. But with his superior powers of deductive reasoning, Sherlock wastes no time in exposing a much more sinister conspiracy. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends…while facing their greatest foe. (more...)

David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season continues in February with the highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of Oscar, the first opera from American composer Theodore Morrison with a libretto by the composer and John Cox. Countertenor David Daniels makes his Opera Philadelphia debut as Oscar Wilde in a beautifully tragic chronicle of the acclaimed writer's trial and imprisonment for gross indecency because of his homosexuality. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Subscriptions to Remaining Shows AvailablePlayhouse on Park Subscriptions to Remaining Shows Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Don't miss out! Purchase your subscription to the riveting 2014-2015 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park. Subscribe now for the remaining six shows, and you save 20% off full ticket prices. With prices ranging from $72-$184, you can enjoy six professional shows for a fraction of the cost! You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, exclusive deals, and the satisfaction of contributing to the educational, cultural, and outreach initiatives that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final RehearsalsBWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Nov 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 11 My lifelong friend, Jane Parham arrived in town for the invited dress rehearsaltomorrow and I had lunch with her at Sonoma Grill. Have I mentioned that Sonoma Grill is awesome? So is Jane. We had a marvelous time and then I took her to the theater to see the set. While we were standing there, Zach Moore ran a sound cue, Bizet's Symphony in C… loudly. Both Jane and I burst into tears. Got to introduce her to Ted Pappas who greeted her like an old friend. Good times. (more...)

Theatre Sheridan's 42nd Season to Include HELLO DOLLY!, IN THE HEIGHTS & MoreTheatre Sheridan's 42nd Season to Include HELLO DOLLY!, IN THE HEIGHTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Theatre Sheridan announces the line-up of shows for its 42nd season, featuring a blend of Broadway classics, rare gems and innovative, immersive theatrical experiences. Following is a brief overview of this season's shows, which are staged alternately in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall and the more intimate Studio Theatre (with the exception of Brantwood 1920-2015). (more...)

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoe Doano to Lead THE GRAND TOUR at Finborough TheatreAlastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoe Doano to Lead THE GRAND TOUR at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European première of Jerry Herman's 1979 Broadway musical, The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland, at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premières Season. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 16 at 9:30 PM to continue 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. (more...)

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