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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Show business tour de force and 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Oldham Coliseum Theatre has released rehearsal photos for their forthcoming production of Jim Cartwright’s acclaimed play Road.
by Team BWW - Sep 7, 2022
Producers Hunter Arnold and Kayla Greenspan announced that Jefferson Mays’ universally celebrated, one man virtuoso, tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be coming to Broadway this holiday season for a strictly limited 66-performance engagement at the Nederlander Theatre. Mr. Mays, who is currently performing as Mayor Shinn ten blocks north in The Music Man, will depart that role on October 23rd.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022
Award-winning Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson's vibrant retelling of Oscar Wilde’s sharpest and most outrageous comedy, premieres at Leeds Playhouse from 5-17 September before heading out on a UK tour. Check out all new photos!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022
OVO's autumn season at The Maltings Theatre St Albans leads with brand new productions of BEGINNING and MIDDLE by the critically acclaimed British dramatist and screenwriter, David Eldridge. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022
Rehearsals began yesterday for Seattle Shakespeare Company's fall production of Macbeth, which runs from October 25 to November 20.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
Rossini's William Tell, famous for the use of part of its spectacular overture as the signature tune of The Lone Ranger TV series, is one of the most demanding operas ever written. It's a thrilling epic, and Irish National Opera's new production sees its 11 roles shared between 14 singers.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
The Resident Acting Company, formed four years ago by the actors of the Obie Award winning Pearl Theater Company, has announced casting for a script in hand performance of José Rivera’s Sonnets For An Old Century on October 17th at The Players. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience has announced the one-week extension of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced its full programming for Classic Perspectives, a series of post-show conversations inspired by A Man of No Importance by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2022
Oldham Coliseum Theatre has released production images for their production of Road,  Jim Cartwright’s (Rise and Voice of Little Voice) powerful game changing snapshot of Lancashire life during Thatcher’s England in the 80s. Check out a first look at the production photos here.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
PW Productions have announced the full cast for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which will visit Milton Keynes Theatre 27 Sep - 01 Oct.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022
New Focus Recordings today releases composer Michael Hersch's the script of storms. The album (digital only) features two works by Hersch: cortex and ankle based on texts by Christopher Middleton, and the script of storms based on texts by Fawzi Karim.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Troupe, in association with Park Theatre, today announce the full cast for the world première of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, in a new adaptation from Simon Reade with direction by Philip Wilson.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Back by popular demand, But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical, which won audiences over with its charm and heart-warming story during its first run in February is back! Casting is yet to be announced, but expect catchy songs, lots of cheers and undeniable fun.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
Talawa, the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company, is holding an evening of celebration in honour of its late co-founder Mona Hammond OBE (1931–2022).  As one of the founders of Talawa Theatre Company in 1986, Hammond was instrumental in championing Black British theatre and her passion and vision was fundamental to the company’s work.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022
The Pepperdine Fine Arts Division announces its student performances for the 2022–2023 season, including Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest; Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods; Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone; Morna Young's Americana: A Murder Ballad, and the Gilbert and Sullivan opera H.M.S. Pinafore.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022
​​​​​​​Lantern Theater Company will launch its 2022/23 Mainstage Season with Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece, Travesties.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
With the graduating cast leaving the halls of Westerberg High, it’s time to welcome in some new students to the cast of Heathers the Musical. Taking on the role of high school geek Veronica Sawyer will be Erin Caldwell and at her side as the dark and moody teen Jason ‘J.D’ Dean is Nathanael Landskroner.
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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
Placer Repertory Theater has announced the cast for the Ghosts of Placer County mainstage world premiere, which performs the first two weekends of October in Roseville.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced that they will begin their 10th season with She Loves Me, running from October 14 through 30th. 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2022
Locals and visitors alike will be delighted to find a velvet-clad Oscar Wilde holding court from the main stage at Exit Theater, and afterward enjoying the nighttime Tenderloin wonderland, while sharing a flask with a young dandy.  
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2022
Commemorating 120 years of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's world-famous tale, Crime And Comedy Theatre Company present a brand-new stage adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, touring the UK this autumn. Doctor Who stars Colin Baker (Doctor Who, BBC; The Brothers, BBC) and Terry Molloy (The Archers, BBC Radio 4; Doctor Who, BBC) will take to the stage in this classic detective tale. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022
Marquette Theatre has announced the schedule for its 48th annual season, “Expectations.” Performances will return to live theatre in the Evan and Marion P. Helfaer Theatre, 1304 W. Clybourn St.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022
Barrington Stage Company is presenting Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot through September 4, 2022 on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Get a first look at the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience will present Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck), September 10 – October 9, 2022.
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.
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.

The Importance of Being Earnest Frequently Asked Questions

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 Tony Awards has The Importance of Being Earnest been nominated for?
Best Scenic Design for Zack Brown.

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.