The Importance of Being Earnest Broadway

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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The Tabard presents its upcoming run of Oscar Wilde's perennial tale of the woes of social obligation, The Importance of Being Earnest. This new, uproarious production of Wilde's timeless tour-de-farce breathes life into one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Put Your House in Order, by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter (Lottery Day), directed by Lili-Anne Brown. The show kicks off the Playhouse's 2019/2020 season, running in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum June 2 - 30.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'m-dead, uproarious hit that will play in the Solvang Festival Theater from June 13 through June 30.
by Charlotte Downes - May 29, 2019
Kate Budgen's production of The Importance of Being Earnest at The Watermill Theatre is laugh-a-minute funny. The audience are chuckling out loud throughout and it's a lovely experience to be a part of that collective joy.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Complete casting has been announced for The Cape Playhouse's starry upcoming production of Oscar Wilde's timeless classic, The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest professional live theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 37: Experience A New Story' at a fundraiser at The Belle Hollow earlier this month, hosted by local arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman.
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
Hannah Laird has graced many theatre stages in the Central Florida area, but will debut her brand new cabaret, Out of My Dreams, as she takes the stage in The Spotlight Cabaret Series at the Winter Park Playhouse June 26 and 27, 2019. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
New York company Fiasco Theater has announced plans to expand its training programs beginning this fall. 
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Sebastian is rich (heir to a fish-stick fortune), handsome, gay and unattached. Although independently wealthy, he would really like to establish himself as a professional photographer. His best friend Kate is straight, single, and would like to get her play produced. Meanwhile, she works temp jobs.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company's most ambitious production to date, Shakespeare in Love, will have its Australian premiere on Friday 19 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, before going on to play at Canberra Theatre Centre from 22-31 August.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Joe Orton's The Ruffian on the Stair is set for four performances only in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Mark Kemble, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) S le Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster. Lighting design is by Matt Richter. The performance dates and times are Sunday 6/9 at 4pm; Thursday 6/13 at 8:30pm; Friday 6/21 at 6:30pm; and Saturday 6/22 at 8pm. Running time will be 60 minutes.
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2019
This afternoon, Santino Fontana, the star of Broadway's hit musical Tootsie, celebrated an important career milestone with the unveiling of his portrait at the famed Sardi's restaurant.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Immersion Theatre have announced casting for their fantastical, larger-than-life musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
The Importance of Being Earnest is coming to the Masque Theatre stage this winter.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Sherlock Holmes is dead-he died in a struggle with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, as both went over the edge of the cliff at Reichenbach Falls.  Or did he? The plot is definitely about to thicken, as Stage West presents the regional premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson, in a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West beginning Thursday, May 30.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Hampton's psycho-sexual thriller comes to the Off-Off-Broadway stage this June. Adapted from the 1782 novel, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' is a tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution. The play explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game, with tragic results.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran General Manager, Producer and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, who passed away on April 14, 2019 at age 70. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Majestic, Marquis and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20 at exactly 6:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly delves into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" by The New York Times.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Santino Fontana has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for TOOTSIE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Immersion Theatre have announced casting for their 2019 summer tour of Shakespeare's magical, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast for William Shakespeare's As You Like It, co-directed by Federay Holmes and Elle While, opening on Wednesday 7 August. The production returns to the Globe Theatre following a critically acclaimed run in summer 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
The critically acclaimed 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Joe Orton's The Ruffian on the Stair has been extended for 10 performances only, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Mark Kemble, the cast features (in alphabetical order) Sile Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
A Contemporary Theatre announces its summer production of The Year of Magical Thinking written by acclaimed reporter, essayist, and literary icon, Joan Didion.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Wiltshire Creative will premiere Barney Norris' explosive new adaptation of Lorca's Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire, at Salisbury Playhouse in February as part of its 2019-20 Autumn Winter season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Kyler Taustin, Executive Artistic Director of Brown Box Theatre Project Massachusetts' only travelling, free outdoor Shakespeare announces the cast for Measure for Measure, the troupe's largest and most ambitious production to date. From August 9-24, Brown Box will tour Shakespeare's timeless -- and timely -- tale of power and political corruption to nine outdoor sites in Massachusetts before packing up and continuing to perform for audiences down the east coast in Delaware-Maryland-Virginia (Aug. 29-Sept. 21). Measure for Measure is Directed by Kyler Taustin.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2019
There's nothing like summer in the city, and what better way to bask in the warm days of July and August than with some outdoor entertainment! There are many ways that you can snag free (yes, free!) tickets to shows this summer, from Shakespeare to Disney. Below, check out our all-inclusive guide of everything outside and free this summer in NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Odds of Being Earnest, which plays at the Connaught Studio on Friday 9 August, is a charming play about chance, the roulette wheel of life … and what happens after the curtain falls on The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Drama League has announced an inaugural event: First Stage Festival, where new works take their first steps, featuring 10 resident directors who will have 10 hours to focus and manifest a particular moment or element of 10 new works, giving a glimpse into the future of the American Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for The Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, opened its 93rd season last night with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for The Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announces the opening of the 2019 summer season with The Importance of Being Earnest written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Matt Lenz, from June 12 through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Following the announcement of a UK tour in Autumn 2019, Bill Kenwright's The Classic Thriller Theatre Company has now revealed a fresh new cast for its adaptation of The Lady Vanishes, showing at the Belgrade Theatre 24-28 September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
London Classic Theatre today announce their UK tour of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, with the company's Artistic Director Michael Cabot directing Nicholas Gasson, Joel Macey, Graham O'Mara and Moray Treadwell. The new production opens at Hull Truck Theatre on 12 September, with previews from 5 September at Oldham Coliseum, and visits 22 venues in total before the tour concludes at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 2 November.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
WallByrd Theatre Co. is announcing that they will be returning to classics for their 2019-2020 Season. Since 2014, WallByrd has been creating immersive productions that mix the traditional theatre experience with a new pop-culture vitality.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Immersion Theatre are proud to release brand-new production images for their UK tour of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, which is currently touring to open-air venues around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team of SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
MY OTHER SELF: THE EVOLUTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III comes to The Cockpit Theatre, Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Haven Theatre, newly rebranded as "Haven," announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with its fifth consecutive DIRECTORS HAVEN, three short plays showcasing the talents of early career directors, each with razor-sharp and inspiring visions for their work and our industry. Helming this year's productions are Lauren Katz, Aaron Mays and AJ Schwartz.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Friday 6 September 2019 before visiting Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, King's Theatre Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Malvern Theatres, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Buxton Opera House, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Milton Keynes Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Brighton Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Cardiff New Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Sheffield Lyceum, Sunderland Empire, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Orchard Theatre Dartford and Curve Leicester.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston, The Original Theatre Company and Karl Sydow today announce the first major UK revival of Stephen Jeffreys' Valued Friends, directed by Michael Fentiman. The production opens at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of their autumn season on 26 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 12 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our sun. From where we stand - from our perspective - that story doesn't add up. A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 10, 2019
Coming to stage at Carrollwood Players Theatre is Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest on July 12 through August 3. Recognized as his most beloved and best known play, the playwright lampoons the rigid Victorian society in which he lived. If you are looking for a serious drama, this is definitely not a somber theatrical work.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present, from the international number one best-selling author Sarah Waters, THE NIGHT WATCH, adapted by Hattie Naylor (Ivan And The Dogs, Going Dark, As the Crow Flies and Bluebeard). First performed in 2016 at Manchester's Royal Exchange, the first revival of THE NIGHT WATCH opens at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on 22 August, touring the UK until 23 November 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Cultures and gardens clash in acclaimed playwright Karen Zacarias' hilarious hot-button comedy Native Gardens. When a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone's notions of race, privilege, class, and good taste. Well-intentioned neighbors quickly turn into feuding enemies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. Kirsty Patrick Ward directs Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp), Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter), Jane How (Aunt George), Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes), Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb) and Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb) alongside returning cast, Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell), Alice Kerrigan (Emily), Jessica Regan (Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell) and Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes). The production opens at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 June, with previews from 5 June, and runs until 29 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Cross-Stitch Theater Company will officially launch this May with their inaugural production, 'Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice'. This classic story has been adapted for the stage by Pittsburgh local, Marsha Mayhak and is directed by Amy Dick. Performances will take place May 9-11 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 2pm in the Genesius Theater at Duquesne University. Tickets will cost $15.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company will add seven performances to its run of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by Josh Costello (Eureka Day, The Heir Apparent, Detroit).