The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre
American Airlines Theatre (New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with two intermissions
Schedule
Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Time Change:
February 22 through March 4: 7pm
Price
$67 - $117
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The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Star Spotlight: IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST's Jessie Austrian
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 22, 2011

Star Profile: Name: Jessie Austrian Show: The Importance of Being Earnest Character: Gwendolen Fairfax (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST's David Furr
by Joseph F. Panarello - June 15, 2011

One of the nicest aspects of seeing a play in The Roundabout's beautiful American Airlines Theatre is that it has fine acoustics. Little, if any, amplification is used when drama or comedies are staged at that venue do nothing stands between the actors' voices and the audience's ears. Such is the case with the charming revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest which will be presented there until June 26th. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - June 3, 2011

Final weeks have begun for the limited engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed and Tony nominated production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell.' The final performance of the 28-week run will be Sunday, June 26th at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Released in Movie Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford, was filmed live with multiple high definition cameras during public performances on March 11 and 12, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Receives Additional HD Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are thrilled to announce additional dates and venues for the upcoming screening of Roundabout's critically acclaimed & Tony Award nominated Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring 2011 Tony nominee Brian Bedford. (more...)

EARNEST's Brian Bedford Set For WQXR Radio Today
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, will be featured on WQXR Radio (105.9 FM) at 11AM on Saturday, April 30th hosted by Elliott Forrest. (more...)

EARNEST's Brian Bedford Set For WQXR Radio 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, will be featured on WQXR Radio (105.9 FM) at 11AM on Saturday, April 30th hosted by Elliott Forrest. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST's Brian Bedford to be Featured on NY1 With Ben Brantley, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Importance of Being Earnest, and The New York Times' Ben Brantley will be featured on NY1 'The New York Times Closeup' in an interview with Sam Roberts this Saturday, April 16th at 10PM on Channel 1. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Live in HD Trailer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 14, 2011

Screenings begin accros the U.S. and internationally on June 2 with other varying dates through June 30. For more information, visit http://www.EarnestHD.com. View the trailer now by clicking below! (more...)

Dates Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in Theaters
by Movies News Desk - April 11, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are thrilled to announce dates and venues for the upcoming screening of Roundabout's critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of EARNEST on Film!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are thrilled to announce dates and venues for the upcoming screening of Roundabout's critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford. Click below for a sneak peek of the filmed material! (more...)

Dates & Venues Announced for EARNEST Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are thrilled to announce dates and venues for the upcoming screening of Roundabout's critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Welcomes Murray, Houdyshell, Austrian
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Brian Murray, Jayne Houdyshell and Jessie Austrian will join the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Celebrates 100 Performances
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2011

Tonight Tuesday, March 15th, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to celebrate the 100th performance of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Celebrates 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2011

Tonight Tuesday, March 15th, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to celebrate the 100th performance of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST To Be Filmed In HD For Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford, will be filmed live with multiple high definition cameras during public performances on March 11 and 12, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

Roundabout's IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to be Filmed Live; Released in Theatres in June
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford, will be filmed live with multiple high definition cameras during public performances on March 11 and 12, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St.). (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Welcomes Murray, Houdyshell, Austrian, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Brian Murray, Jayne Houdyshell and Jessie Austrian will join the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

EARNEST'S Brian Bedford To Guest On Leonard Lopate 2/21
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of The Importance of Being Earnest will be interviewed live on Monday, February 21st at 1PM for "The Leonard Lopate Show". (more...)

EARNEST'S Brian Bedford To Guest On Leonard Lopate 2/21
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2011

Brian Bedford, star and director of The Importance of Being Earnest will be interviewed live on Monday, February 21st at 1PM for "The Leonard Lopate Show". (more...)

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