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Oscar Wilde

 
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Date of Birth: October 16, 1854
Date of Death: November 30, 1900 (46)

Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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Oscar Wilde News

Interview: Mark William of TECHNICOLOR DREAMS at The Green Room 42 Photo Interview: Mark William of TECHNICOLOR DREAMS at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 21, 2022

As he prepares to open TECHNICOLOR DREAMS on December 10th, Mark William chats with Broadway World Cabaret.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 21, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 21, 2022.

Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years Photo Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE to Present Special Benefit Performance in December Photo A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE to Present Special Benefit Performance in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Classic Stage Company will present a benefit performance of A Man of No Importance on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7PM. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Classic Stage Company’s work to present reimagined classic theater.

THE MAGNANIMOUS LOVER & THE CRITICS to Debut In Wisconsin This Month at Falconbridge  Photo THE MAGNANIMOUS LOVER & THE CRITICS to Debut In Wisconsin This Month at Falconbridge Players
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Two classic plays by a key figure of the Irish literary renaissance of the early 20th century make their Wisconsin debut when Falconbridge Players presents Critics and Lovers on November 29th at Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.

Adelaide Festival Announces 2023 Program Photo Adelaide Festival Announces 2023 Program
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

The 38th Adelaide Festival, to be launched this Wednesday 9 November, at Adelaide Town Hall and via livestream offers a total of 52 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, media and visual arts, including major festivals-within-the-festival Adelaide Writers' Week, UKARIA¬†Chamber Landscapes and WOMADelaide ‚Äď over 17 days and nights from Friday 3 to Sunday 19 March.

Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Faith Prince, who played Lily in the original production of A Man of No Importance, attended the show at CSC this weekend. See the photos here!

Mint Theater's THE NEW MORALITY With Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Brenda Meaney Photo Mint Theater's THE NEW MORALITY With Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Brenda Meaney & More Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Beginning Monday November 7th, from 7pm, Mint Theater will be streaming the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of The New Morality by Harold Chapin, directed by Mr. Bank.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 7, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 7, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 7, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.

Oscar Wilde Videos

Video: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Videoplay
Video: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

by Opening Night - Nov 1, 2022

Classic Stage Company's A Man Of No Importance officially opened on Sunday, October 30. Check out our coverage from the opening night red carpet in the video here!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses the 'Intimacy' of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE on CBS MORNINGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses the 'Intimacy' of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Jim Parsons appeared on CBS Mornings recently to discuss appearing Off-Broadway in A Man of No Importance. Parsons discussed the intimacy of performing the show at Classic Stage Company, his Irish accent in the production, the recent Big Bang Theory reunion, and more Watch the new video interview now!

WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST  Videoplay
WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BWW

by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2020

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, No Exit Theatre Collective (NETC) will present the next show in their live-streamed Fortnightly Reading Series, Oscar Wildea??s 'The Importance of Being Earnest'! 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' directed by Caitlyn McCain, will be performed Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. ET here on BroadwayWorld and on NETC's Facebook page. All shows in our Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run less than 90 minutes, with a Q&A with the artists to follow.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Oscar Wilde-Themed THE HAPPY PRINCE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Oscar Wilde-Themed THE HAPPY PRINCE

by Macon Prickett - Jul 27, 2018

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

BWW TV: See Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain in Oscar Wilde's SALOME Streaming Now on B Videoplay
BWW TV: See Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain in Oscar Wilde's SALOME Streaming Now on BroadwayHD

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2018

Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain make their debuts on streaming service BroadwayHD on Thursday, May 3, 2018 with the critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's Salome. The Los Angeles Times said that the film "proves a chilling and watchable look at lust, power, reprisal and decadence."

Time Zone Theatre Presents A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The opera explores the erotic triangle of a woman, her husband and her lover. In this psychological thriller, their explosive encounter soon becomes a cat-and-mouse game.

50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT to Open this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

???????From the producers of the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band comes another darkly comic masterpiece: Joe Orton's classic farce LOOT, voted Best Play of the Year in the Evening Standard Awards.

BWW TV: Watch the Trailer for Theatr Clwyd's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Theatr Clwyd presents a major new revival of Oscar Wilde's classic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, which opened last night, 9 May, and runs until 27 May. Check out a trailer for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia Racette
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

The iconic production that created a sensation when it was first staged in LA Opera's inaugural season, Salome returns to make its mark on the 21st century, starring Patricia Racette in the role of a lifetime.

BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 21, 2016

It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominated actress Carmen Cusack, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza (September 8-9), and Tony nominated actress Melissa Errico (September 20-24) previewed selections from their engagements and you can check out highlights below!


Oscar Wilde Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Oscar Wilde written?
Oscar Wilde has written 18 shows including Lady Windermere's Fan (Playwright), Mr. and Mrs. Daventry (Playwright), The Importance of Being Earnest (Playwright), A Woman of No Importance (Playwright), After the Ball (Source Material), The Happy Prince (Author), The Birthday of the Infanta (Author), Ernest in Love (Source Material), A Wilde Evening With Shaw (Material), Salome / Chinese Coffee (Playwright), An Ideal Husband (Playwright), Dorian (Source Material), Dorian (Source Material), Salome: The Reading (Playwright), Dorian (Source Material), The Young King (Author), Wilde Creatures (Author), The Selfish Giant (Source Material).