Broadway Blogs - The Importance of Being Earnest: That Was No Lady, That Was Oscar Wilde and More...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, January 29, 2009. (more...)

Review - The Importance of Being Earnest: That Was No Lady, That Was Oscar Wilde
by Kristin Salaky - Jan 29, 2009

Count me among the many who consider Wilde's 1895 manners masterpiece to be the funniest play ever penned in the English language. Unfortunately, I've seen too many productions that seemed so focused on petty annoyances like character development and acting choices that they've missed the obvious fact that Earnest is a vehicle for some of Wilde's most t-shirt and coffee mug worthy witticisms: (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens at Papermill
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 19, 2009

Lynn Redgrave stars as 'Lady Bracknell' in Paper Mill's production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde's masterpiece of modern comedy is directed by David Schweizer and celebrated Opening Night on Sunday, January 18th. BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the starry celebration! Paper Mill's production of The Importance of Being Earnest runs through February 15, 2009. The Importance of Being Earnest is about maintaining fictitious identities to avoid unwelcome social obligations. Jack Worthing's brother, Earnest, provides Jack with the excuse to escape from his dull home in the country to frolic in town. The home of Algernon Moncreiff's friend Bunbury provides a convenient locale for taking adventures in the country. The problem? Earnest and Bunbury are imaginary, created by Jack and Algernon to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of hilarious crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. (more...)