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by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Say It Again, Sorry?'s comedic masterpiece of meticulous logistics, an overly-involved audience, questionable stage management and celebrity cameos is delighted to be making its Edinburgh Fringe full-run debut (following a short run in 2021).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
The Lucky Star, produced by Douglas Denoff & Beth Goldsmith, The Directors Company, and 59E59 Theaters will conclude its limited engagement on Sunday, June 12 as originally planned. The production began previews on April 26, 2022, and opened May 5, 2022 in Theatre A. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022
The Duke's Theatre Company returns after their critically acclaimed adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. It promises to delight audiences with Shakespeare's most celebrated and comic fairy tale.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
Award-winning director Denzel Westley-Sanderson's vibrant retelling of Oscar Wilde's sharpest and most outrageous comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, is to premiere at Leeds Playhouse in September.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
New York Classical Theatre has announced casting for Shakespeare’s romantic adventure Cymbeline, directed by Stephen Burdman. The production will be presented from June 14 to July 10, 2022 at public parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022
Awards were announced tonight for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association at The 39th Elliot Norton Awards. 
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Original Theatre Company today announces the directors for the script-in-hand performances of the winners of their new playwriting prize Original Playwriting Award Amelia Sears, Michael Boyd, Michael Fentiman, and Charlotte Peters.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 4. Me. In the face of severe depression, a child begins a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. The list soon takes on a life of its own in this captivating play by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Leeds Playhouse has revealed today the full range of ambitious productions that make up its exciting Autumn/Winter 2022 Season, showcasing creative collaboration, deep-rooted partnerships, and exciting and diverse voices from across the UK.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Award winning Iris Theatre today announce the full cast and creative team for A Midsummer Night's Dream led by rising star director Sara Aniqah Malik.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Original Theatre Company today announces the all-star cast for the script-in-hand performances from the three shortlisted plays for the Originals Playwriting Award.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
Castle Craig Players has announced the cast for its summer production of 'CLUE: On Stage', the brand-new stage adaptation of 1985 cult classic motion picture, which will run July 29 - August 13 at the group's intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
Acclaimed stage and screen actor Richard Coyle will return to the West End to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird – a new play by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Rose Theatre's Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon, has announced the first Rose Productions in the 2022/23 Season, beginning on 9 September with the London premiere of Anthony McCarten's The Two Popes starring Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022
This summer, outdoor theatre company Slapstick Picnic will return with a reprise of their mischievous reimagining of The Importance of Being Earnest in a UK tour. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Following the success of last summer’s spectacular event, Bath’s Garden Theatre Festival is back in Bath for the second year running. 
by Krista Garver - Jun 16, 2022
Director Chip Miller delivers a vibrant and touching production of musical theatre's most iconic shows.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Theatr Clwyd today announces the cast for the world première production of acclaimed playwright Katherine Chandler's A Pretty Sh*tty Love. Inspired by true events of a woman buried alive by her abusive partner that shook Wales and reverberated around the world, Francesca Goodridge directs Danielle Bird as Hayley and Daniel Hawksford as Carl. In this dynamic new play, Hayley and Carl journey through complexities of love and life, dreaming of love, living in fear and finding the strength to pull yourself out.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
Lantern Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2022/23 season, a return of live performance that will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary work for the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Strawdog Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Kamille Dawkins*, is welcoming back audiences for its 35th season, “Propellant,” featuring a Chicago premiere, a new twist on a comedy classic and the return of a holiday favorite.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
​Placer Repertory Theater’s ColLABoration LAB this June 22nd at 7 p.m. will bring “Prismatic Views” into focus by examining the myriad facets of self-identification and how they impact our works, roles, aspects, and mindsets.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the wand-wielding Off-Broadway hit parody, PUFFS — which The New York Times proclaims 'a fast-paced romp through the 'Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.''
by Grace Cutler - Jul 8, 2022
Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Meriden's Castle Craig Players have added a performance of CLUE: On Stage on Thursday, August 11 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022
Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the full cast for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe run of Tim Walker's critically acclaimed production of Bloody Difficult Women.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022
The cast includes Phoebe Campbell (Cecily), Valentine Hanson (Merriman/Lane), Joanne Henry (Miss Prism), Daniel Jacob (Lady Bracknell), Adele James (Gwendolen), Abiola Owokoniran (Algernon Moncrieff), Anita Reynolds (Dr. Chasuble) and Justice Ritchie (John Worthing).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold, BSC Associate Artist Christopher Innvar and more will star in Barrington Stage Company's new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022
The full cast has been announced for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 9 September.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2022
Company member and resident writer Josh King breaks down how the Say It Again Sorry team find things to go wrong when developing the show, and what he thinks Oscar Wilde would make of this adaptation.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2022
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse announces its new programme of work, the first under Creative Director Suba Das. It confirms the venues' commitment to artistic innovation, talent development, and social change, whilst reflecting and entertaining the people of Liverpool and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022
OVO will present Stephanie Allison's and Amy Connery's smartly paced, fresh approach to Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age 1868 novel at the Roman Theatre in August. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022
Single tickets are now on sale for Florida Repertory Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres. The 2022-2023 Season opens to previews in the ArtStage Studio on September 20, and the nine-show season runs through May 21, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022
Hear, see, experience, jump up and take part in unique stories from true history, and learn more this month about the villain who is tearing the fabric of time at the July 24 show RIFTS IN TIME.
by Michael Rabice - Jul 14, 2022
A breezy comedy of manners, as only Oscar Wilde could pen, is a welcome way to return to Niagara-on-the Lake's SHAW FESTIVAL. For it's 60th anniversary audiences are in for a familiar treat as THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST returns to the stage in all it's witty charm. Hints of covid still pervade the air as a notice of two understudies stepping into two leading roles greeted us. But fear not, their polished presence assured there was never any cause for concern.
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2022
Theatre Life chats with Bree Lowdermilk, one of the most talented modern-day composers working in the musical theatre. You might know her work from her long association with book writer/lyricist Kait Kerrigan. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
Bernard Shaw's brilliant dark comedy The Doctor's Dilemma, the first of the final trio of main season shows, begins previews July 16 at the Festival Theatre. On July 27, Cicely Hamilton's funny and prophetic Just to Get Married begins previews at the Royal George Theatre, while August Wilson's haunting Gem of the Ocean begins previews on August 5 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2022
BWW catches up with cast member and ‘Say It Again, Sorry?’ founder Rhys Tees about bringing The Importance of Being...Earnest? to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Chantal Kunst - Jul 12, 2022
With songs like Wilkommen, Money, Tomorrow Belongs to Me and the eponymous Cabaret, QETC’s witty production is packed with satirical lyrics and heart-stopping performances, and promises to be the highlight of QETC’s 20th anniversary season!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022
After delighting audiences around the world with their international tour of The Sign of Four, Blackeyed Theatre will now bring to life The Valley of Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's thrilling final Sherlock Holmes novel, in an electric new stage adaptation. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
The Shark is Broken - one of the most successful plays of the 2021-22 London season - will launch the new Mirvish Theatre season in Toronto. The comedy, which received  both critical and audience acclaim when it ran at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End, will have its North American premiere at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 25 to November 6, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
A heart-warming story of acceptance, Clutch, a new Bush Theatre commission, opens on 19 September (press night 21 September) at Bush Theatre. The cast is announced as Geoffrey Aymer and newcomer Charlie Kafflyn, who makes his professional debut. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
New Earth Theatre, in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, has announced the full cast for the world première of Kyo Choi's The Apology, portraying the stories of the 'comfort women' of the Second World War and the subsequent political cover-up.
by Chantal Kunst - Aug 5, 2022
QETC is delighted to have been selected to entertain over 400 guests at the Amsterdam's 5 star luxury hotel, The Grand. A cast of 14 actors, singers and dancers will present a selection of hit musical numbers on a specially created stage. After an absence of 3 years for the Pride Cocktail, it will truly be time to return to the Cabaret!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022
With Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night currently running at Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the full company for her major revival of Moira Buffini's critically acclaimed Handbagged.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022
Oldham Coliseum Theatre has announced full casting for their forthcoming revival of Jim Cartwright's (Rise and Voice of Little Voice) powerful play Road.

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What other productions of The Importance of Being Earnest have their been?
The Importance of Being Earnest has had 16 productions including Broadway which opened in 1902, Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2018.

What productions of The Importance of Being Earnest have their been?
The Importance of Being Earnest has had 16 productions including Broadway which opened in 1902, Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2018.

What productions of The Importance of Being Earnest have there been?
The Importance of Being Earnest has had 16 productions including Broadway which opened in 1902, Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2018.