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

Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND
WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST  VideoWATCH: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBWW 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!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/12/16- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2016

Today in 1939, The Importance of Being Earnest opened at the Vanderbilt Theatre, where it ran for 61 performances. Written by Oscar Wilde, the show was first performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/12/15- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2015

Today in 1939, The Importance of Being Earnest opened at the Vanderbilt Theatre, where it ran for 61 performances. Written by Oscar Wilde, the show was first performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

VIDEO: Jessica Chastain Featured in New Trailer for SALOME/WILD SALOME
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 1, 2014

A new trailer has arrived for 'Salome'/'Wild Salome', a documentary about making of the movie, 'Wild Salome,' first screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2011

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!

AUDIO: Listen to 'Symphony of Sorrow' from Leicester Square's DE PROFUNDIS, Opening Tomorrow
by Diana Heisroth - May 5, 2014

De Profundis, a new musical by Paul Dale Vickers, based on the letter playwright Oscar Wilde wrote to his young lover, Bosie, from his prison cell in Reading jail in 1897, has won Leicester Square Theatre's The New Musical Project, and will premiere in a six-week season in The Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre now through Sunday 8 June. Scroll down to hear a preview of Alastair Brookshaw as Oscar Wilde singing 'Symphony of Sorrow' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/12- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2014

Today in 1939, The Importance of Being Earnest opened at the Vanderbilt Theatre, where it ran for 61 performances. Written by Oscar Wilde, the show was first performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 'Lost Christmas Eve Tour'
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2013

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents the Lost Christmas Eve Tour, coming to a city near you! Check out a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS' ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits as well as songs from his new album, Diving Board. In this clip he performs 'Rocket Man' and 'I'm Still Standing.' Elton John IN CONCERT premieres tonight, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Get a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Costumes in Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2013

As we continue our behind the scenes look at our much-anticipated production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, we thought we would next take a peek in our costume shop where our Resident Costume Designer, Trish Clark, has been heading the creation of a closet full of Victorian garb.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS' ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT, Airing 10/5
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 25, 2013

Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits as well as songs from his new album, Diving Board. In this clip he performs 'Rocket Man' and 'I'm Still Standing.' ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT premieres Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2013

Tennessee Repertory Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People. The classic comedy opens October 12th with a scheduled run thru October 26th (previews October 10-11), but the crew here at Tennessee Rep has already been in the thick of Earnest for quite some time.

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