The Importance of Being Earnest Broadway

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Empire Theatre

(New York, NY)
1430 Broadway (40th & 41st)
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. Directed by Walnut Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the production begins previews on January 14, opens January 22, and continues through March 1 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Odyssey Opera today announced the release of its fourth recording: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Importance of Being Earnest. Scored for a cast of eight singers, two pianos, and percussion, this witty, romantic three-act chamber opera brings Oscar Wilde's most famous play to life with music that pokes as much fun at the opera world as Wilde does at Victorian society. Conductor Gil Rose leads the Odyssey Opera Orchestra and some of today's top vocalists including tenors Neal Ferreira and Stefan Barner, and sopranos Jeni Houser, Rachele Schmiege and Claudia Waite.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus. The production follows his critically acclaimed productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining previously announced cast member Tom Bateman are Hermon Berhane, Mudassar Dar, Stella Gonet, Esther McAuley, Remmie Milner, Theo Ogundipe, Louis J Rhone, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Kate Rutter, Malcolm Sinclair, Katy Stephens, Ben Wiggins and Alex Young. The company is completed by members of Sheffield People's Theatre, Sheffield Theatres' intergenerational theatre company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The producers of the highly acclaimed UK tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em are delighted to announce the casting of Moray Treadwell as Mr Luscombe/Mr Worthington, David Shaw-Parker as Father O'Hara and Ben Watson as Desmond/Constable. They join the previously announced Joe Pasquale as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. Also in the cast are Peter F Gardiner and Jayne Ashley.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Highly acclaimed tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em comes to St Helens Theatre Royal from 2a?"6 June, starring Joe Pasquale, and producers have today announced the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Theatr Clwyd today announces its Writers in Residence and Companies in Residence for 2020, as part of the TYFU|GROW Creative Development Programme. Writers' residencies have been awarded to Hannah Daniel, Katie Elin-Salt, Jennifer Lunn, Wyn Mason, Lisa Parry, and Kristian Phillips. Companies' residencies have been awarded to Archipelago, Francesca Goodridge and Dan Lloyd, PRIDD, and Signdance Collective.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020
Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (based on the novel by Jane Austen) runs at Playhouse on Park from February 19 a?" March 8. The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the presenting sponsor of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made its initial announcement of the upcoming 34th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at SONY Hall on 46th Street in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-Winning nonprofit, which provides a nurturing environment for playwrights and theatre creatives of diverse cultural backgrounds to develop new plays, presents some of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. Tickets are $40 General Admission; $35 for Seniors and Students with I.D. Box Office: 212-864-5400 or online at www.SymphonySpace.org (Youtube Promo https://youtu.be/PTCS2ugfRL0)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Coventry audiences will be among the first to experience a brand new on-stage thriller when Robin Hawdon's REVENGE Comes to the Belgrade Theatre next month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Nominations were announced for the WATCH Awards on January 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Celebrated Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar has been announced as Lady Bracknell in the upcoming Perth Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
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 runs at Theatre Royal Tuesday 24 - Saturday 29 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Swashbuckling sword fights and romance lie at the center of this thrilling take on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers by Catherine Bush, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from February 5 - March 22, 2020. This bold production will run in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Rehearsal photos have been released for The Barn Theatre's upcoming Built By Barn production of Oscar Wilde's cherished comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Bryan Hodgson (Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Salad Days).
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Written and directed by Nathan Catucci, Impossible Monsters will have its theatrical release in New York at the Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on Friday, February 14, 2020. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, acquired Worldwide rights to the film. Nick Royak of Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The film will be released on various Video On Demand platforms in North America, UK and Australia, and worldwide on Vimeo on March 3, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (A Trivial Comedy for Serious People)a?"Jack and Algy fabricate delicious double lives to escape the straitjacket of social norms and to find the lovers they desire.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
A tragic love story set in Nazi Germany, Bent follows the journey of Max, a young gay man from Berlin, who learns to accept himself and to love in the face of horrific and impossible odds. One of the most significant plays of the 20th century, Bent sheds light on the widely untold history of the persecution of homosexual men during the Holocaust.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bergerac) will direct a new stage production of Robin Hawdon's suspense-filled thriller Revenge. The play opens at Greenwich Theatre, London, on 6th February before touring the UK. There will be a national press night on Thursday 6th February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
American Shakespeare Center launches the 2020 Marquee Repertory season this summer navigating the waters of Venice, the glittering locale of Shakespeare's Othello and The Merchant of Venice and Ben Jonson's Volpone. In the fall, the world premiere of Keene, a companion play to Othello by breakout playwright Anchuli Felicia King, joins the repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 25 a?" Saturday 29 February.
by Emily Yorgey - Feb 7, 2020
There is a lot of fantastic theatre happening in Southwest Florida on Valentine's Day; whether you want to take a significant other, friend, or yourself out for a date night to see some excellent live theatre, here are 12 fun options! Check them out below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
They weren't supposed to read, write, or look you in the eye. ... But they did. Three Women. Three Stories. Three Critically-Acclaimed Performances.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Writer and director Anna Brenner, along with her company Other Shore, are set to premiere The Karamazovs, a freewheeling distillation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, Manhattan).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Small Things Theatre today announce the full company for the world première of Cordelia O'Neill's Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough. Kate Budgen directs Gemma Lawrence (Alex) and Huw Parmenter (Rupert). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 6 April, with previews from 1 April, and runs until 25 April.
by Ella Embry - Feb 3, 2020
Need help figuring out what to do with your boo this Valentine's Day in Atlanta? Here are 14 'Dinner and a Show' date ideas to help make your date night memorable and full of good theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 28th season with  Joe Orton's LOOT. Former Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Everything is Illuminated, This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance) directs this comedic tour de force.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month 2020, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas honored seven creative visionaries for their contributions in arts and entertainment. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented scrolls to Actress, Choreographer, and Television Director Debbie Allen; Actor Wren Brown; Actor and Artistic Director Ben Guillory; LA Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis; Actress, Author, and Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph; Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson; and Lula Washington Dance Theatre Founder and Director Lula Washington.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Casey Stangl, is now on sale at Seattle Rep!
by The Marriage Matinee - Feb 23, 2020
We were lucky enough to get to speak with Chris French who plays Jonathan Harris in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG opening at Clowes Memorial Hall February 25th. He had plenty to say about what makes this show something special and why it's a fun departure from the musicals most patrons are used to from Broadway Across America.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Shakespeare's epic Fire and Reign series continues with a dynamic production of Henry IV, Part 1, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF. This production will run in repertory February 19 - March 21, 2020 along with Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, as adapted by Catherine Bush. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Lantern Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2020/21 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary work for the stage. The five plays that comprise the company's mainstage season include Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece Travesties; the Philadelphia premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's satirical Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Philadelphia legend Frank X in Novecento by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco; Robert Bolt's award-winning classic A Man for All Seasons; and William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The Lantern will also present a remount of its original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a new holiday tradition co-created by Philadelphia theater artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's The Southbury Child directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre. Designs are by Mark Thompson with sound by George Dennis and lighting by Max Narula. Further casting will be announced shortly.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Stephanie J. Block, this year's Tony Award® winning Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her title role in The Cher Show, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway.' Ms. Block follows her fellow Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara's recent January season opener. Next up on April 3 will be Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award® winner as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his starring role in Tootsie. For tickets and information, please visit ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, one of the Ocean State's premier community theater companies, is thrilled to present Oscar Wilde's uproarious comedy of manners. A cast of local performers will bring the show to life at the RISE Playhouse March 20-29, 2020.
by Isaiah Werner - Feb 11, 2020
When done well, The Importance of Being Earnest is delightfully fun, fast, and funny. Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company has created a production that is all of that and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Having completed its 10th anniversary season in 2019, Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's only Pay What You Want theatre company, announced today that Amanda McRaven and Joseph V. Calarco have been named Co-Artistic Directors. They are joined by Associate Artistic Director Katelyn Gault, Artistic Development Associate Nardeep Khurmi, and CoLab Director Katie Pelensky.
by Andrew Child - Feb 10, 2020
Picture it: You've registered as a criminal justice major at UMass Boston, but there's this really cute girl in your theatre history class. Theatre appeals to you, especially because it gives you a chance to tell stories and to play. You start talking to that cute girl and she watches from the wings as you take on the (almost) titular role in The Importance of Being Earnest in the theatre department's production. You love the chance to be physically funny as the iconic character. You make her laugh. Flash forward: You and she are both theatre majors and finally calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Upon graduating, you land a spot in the acting MFA program at the University of Florida. Things are going pretty well. To top it all off, you get cast in your dream role, Seaweed Stubbs in Hairspray, at Priscilla Beach Theatre. You'll be spending the summer dancing and making people laugh in a charming little barn by the beach in Plymouth. And the best part? Your girlfriend will also be in the cast, playing Lorraine.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.