The Importance of Being Earnest


Irish Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)
by Zoe Burke - Sep 9, 2019
The Santa Fe Playhouse has been a cornerstone of Santa Fe's theater community for almost 100 years. In that time, there have been many Artistic Directors, each charged with moving this venerable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization forward. The baton of leadership is about to be passed once again.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in 2020. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by the Sirius XM Radio star, whom the New York Times dubbed a?oeThe Mayor of Broadway.a?? The series features three Tony Award winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Kelli O'Hara (The King & I) on January 3, Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) February 22 and Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on April 3.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019
2019 marks the fifth year of Everyman Theatre's innovative and exciting Salon Series. These play parties showcase emerging female playwrights and are directed by women from Everyman's Resident Company over select Monday nights this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina, the electrifying production begins previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.
by Anna Jensen - Sep 5, 2019
PCPA closes its season with one of the sharpest, funniest, cleverest comedies written in the English language--Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Fans of this Victorian confection of drawing-room comedy will not be disappointed. A beautiful set, designed by Jason Bolen, and sumptuous Victorian costuming, designed by Sara Curran Ice, transport us to a fashionable London flat and a smart country mansion.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city's most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of a?oeSave-A-Soula?? missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan's fiancé of 14 years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you've gotta roll the dice if you want to win big.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting announced for the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway play The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four-week season on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Embarking on a UK tour following its successful run in London and Basingstoke, award-winning Proteus' adaptation of Macbeth takes Shakespeare's macabre tragedy to the tumult of the trading room floor. Directed by Mary Swan, the artistic director, this Macbeth is a gripping corporate thriller set in London during the stock market crash of 1987.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Pacific Conservatory Theatre Resident Artist Emily Trask takes on an additional role as Literary Associate and Hurlbert Fellow. Trask joined PCPA in 2018 and has appeared in recent productions of Peter Pan, Shakespeare in Love, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and The Importance of Being Earnest, and teaches Shakespeare I and Actor's Lab in PCPA's Conservatory.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the lineup of free REP Xtras Events surrounding the world premiere of Bad Hombres/Good Wives. The REP's Xtras Events series includes community-focused conversations, actor talk-backs, musical performances and other activities intended to deepen the audience's engagement with the plays onstage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Cal State Fullerton's fall season begins with a?oeDisney's Beauty and the Beast,a?? with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by CSUF alumna Linda Woolverton '79 (M.A. theatre arts), and directed by Martie Ramm. The play runs from October 11 a?" 27, 2019 in the Little Theatre on campus. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney's family friendly musical a?" a a?oetale as old as timea?? a?" tells the story of Belle, a smart young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will return to his former self. But time is running out. Will he be transformed by love or doomed for all eternity?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019
Today's top stories: Carolee Carmello begins her run in the tour of Hello, Dolly!, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, the Royal College of Music is taking audiences to the moon and back with Haydn's comic opera Il mondo della luna. Directed by William Relton, Haydn's opera buffa offers both the delight of a comic plot and some of the composer's finest writing: a grand romantic aria, evocative flight song and elegant lunar ballet.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Hartford Stage will open its 2019/2020 season with Quixote Nuevo, an inspired, Tejano music-filled, contemporary reimagining of the Miguel de Cervantes classic Don Quixote, by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis. Performances run  through Sunday, October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
John (Jack) Worthing, who typically resides in the English countryside with his ward, Cecily Cardew, escapes to London every so often under the guise of meeting his fictitious brother, a?oeErnest.a?? In reality there is no Ernest, and a the real reason for all his trips to London is that Jack is in love with the beautiful Gwendolen Fairfax, cousin of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack's close friend. Jack's chief obstacle to Gwendolen's affection is her mother, Lady Bracknell, who demands proof of Jack's lineage. When he returns to the country to find the necessary proof, Algernon follows him and unexpectedly shows up at Jack's country home as the non-existent brother, Ernest. There he proceeds to fall in love with Jack's charming ward, Cecily. This hilarious farce is a masterpiece of brilliant word play and riotous reversals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
CTC announces a partnership with the iconic DeLuxe Theater in the historic Fifth Ward. All three Mainstage productions in the 2019-2020 season will be housed in this hidden gem of a facility. After opening in 1941 as a movie theater, the DeLuxe spent decades as a landmark location for film.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
After sell out seasons in the West End and through the UK, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's hit returns to the stage for one week only at Theatr Clwyd this November. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his long-suffering Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back - still morally dubious and spinning the stories - all the while staring disaster and political ruin in the face.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Presented by Eric Abraham and Ken Forrester Vineyards, the 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season features a record 48 titles to be screened as part of its ninth successful year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the brand new play by San Diego REP Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza, Bad Hombres/Good Wives. The production, featuring direction by REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and original music by Nortec Collective founder Bostich, will run October 3-27, 2019, at San Diego REP's Lyceum Stage Theatre, with previews October 3 – 8, and press opening on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with Steve Martin's new comedy, METEOR SHOWER. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins previews on September 10, opens September 19, and has already been extended through October 27.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
Revered and acclaimed Australian journalist Jane Hutcheon will be joining David Suchet on tour early next year when he makes his eagerly-awaited return to Australian stages in POIROT AND MORE: A RETROSPECTIVE in 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019
Today's top stories: Freestyle Love Supreme begins previews on Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Following last month's smash opening, ScoBar Entertainment has announced that PIANO BAR LIVE! the interactive streaming Piano Bar experience will return to The Duplex for two more shows, Sundays, September 15 and 22 at 6:30pm. Joining host extraordinaire, Michael McAssey at the keys, on September 15, will be Daniel Dunlow, Maggie Wirth, Andre Montgomery, Peter Saxe - Saxe in the City and Bianca DiSarro. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! just a two-drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
When you can't trust the law, who can you trust? Four New Yorkers become tangled in a murder investigation when a lobby security guard clashes with his controlling manager, an idealistic rookie cop, and her volatile senior partner during a night of suspense, humour and compromised morality.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as a?oeLady Bracknell.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Rupert Everett has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? alongside two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf. Everett will succeed the previously announced Eddie Izzard, who departs the production due to scheduling difficulties.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Immersion Theatre are pleased to announce the title for their Spring 2020 UK tour as audiences are invited to let their hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, RAPUNZEL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Hackney Showroom today announce the full cast for the world première of for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton. Associate Director of Hackney Showroom's Jo McInnes directs Layo-Christina Akinlude (Angela), Mina Andala (Joy), Jennifer Dixon (Kim), Joy Elias-Rilwan (Margaret), Jumoké Fashola (Ruth), Michael Fitzgerald (Boss/Doctor), Janet Kumah (Rose), with Elena Coleman, Chiamara Nwosu and Rae Ann Quayle sharing the role of Nambi. The production opens at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 17 October, with previews from 14 October, and runs until 9 November a?" marking Hackney Showroom's a new partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to bring theatre to Stoke Newington Town Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Park Theatre's festive family adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic: The Snow Queen. Focusing on the origins of the Queen who brings endless winter, the cast includes: Frances Marshall, Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Esmonde Cole, Sarah-Louise Young, Justin Brett, Paula James and Matt Cavendish. The production is adapted by Charles Way and directed by Abigail Anderson, with a national press night on Friday 6 December, 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical re-imagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth as a corporate thriller set against the backdrop of the 'greed is good' culture of 1980s Britain. The show will be at the Connaught Theatre, with performances on Friday 8th November at 2pm and 7:30pm and on Saturday 9th November at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its 2019/2020 Season! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Pride Films and Plays announces its first FL!P Fest - four nights of staged readings of full-length funny lesbian plays.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 10/17/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Oscar Wilde's classic farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, comes to Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Tuesday, October 29, through Sunday, November 3. Performed by the students of the Department of Theatre, the well-known British play combines pointed wit and sharp social satire. The production is directed by Brian Rose.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced the full principal cast for this year's traditional family pantomime, Cinderella, with legendary ballet dancer and TV personality Wayne Sleep leading the cast for a second year as an Ugly Sister, alongside Corrie's Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts), playing Baron Hardup.
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 11, 2019
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by Oscar Wilde, first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London. The Play tells the story of Jack and Algernon, two young men who maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Through a series of schemes, lies, and hidden identities, the two men find themselves in the Country at Jack's estate, both under assumed names, and both engaged to be Married. Performances are October 11th thru the 13th, 2019 at the Bradley Theater, 2800 Walker Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For tickets or more information, visit:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Television star Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance, Emmerdale) will join the cast of Agatha Christie's legendary whodunnit as Mrs Boyle at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this month.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's first Writer-in-Residence, Debra Ann Byrd, is set to return to Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2019 with her new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the riveting West Coast premiere of Noura by Heather Raffo (the award-winning 9 Parts of Desire, the opera Fallujah), a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Loosely inspired by Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Noura received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original New Play and the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award. Directed by Johanna McKeon (Off Broadway's I Have Loved Strangers and Tokio Confidential), Noura begins performances September 20, 2019 and runs through October 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 20a?"25. Opening night is Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets on sale now, starting at $30.00, and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Nuffield Southampton Theatres today announces CinderELLA The Musical, adapted and directed by Michael Fentiman with music and additional lyrics by Barnaby Race, as their 2019 Christmas show. This new adaptation of the classic myth features two protagonists, the younger Cinders who feels old beyond her years and the older Ella who remembers when she danced as a girl at the Midnight Ballroom. The production opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres a?" NST City on 29 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by Tara Olivero - Aug 29, 2019
First Presbyterian Theater always provides Fort Wayne with a stellar spread of theatrical offeringsa?' comedies, tragedies, new plays, Shakespeare, you name it. The first show of their 2019-2010 season is THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, which is sure to live up to the high expectations of their audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with Steve Martin's new comedy, METEOR SHOWER. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins previews on September 10, opens September 19, and has already been extended through October 27.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
It is today announced that Tamlyn Henderson will join the London cast of Waitress the musical from 9 September in the role of Earl. Henderson has performed across the world including in the UK and international tour of Mamma Mia and Australian productions of Les Misérables and The Sound of Music. He will take over the role from Peter Hannah who has his final performance on 7 September. West End performer Cindy Belliott will also join the ensemble following Nicole Raquel Dennis's last show on 7 September. As recently announced, YouTuber and Strictly 2018 finalist Joe Sugg will also join the cast from 9 September, making his theatrical debut in the role of Ogie.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
From the backstreets of Melbourne's northern suburbsto the depths of Antarctica, a Scottish Shakespearean spectacle to Oscar Wilde's most famous comedy of lies, Malthouse Theatre brings history, culture, politics, subversion, great odysseys and truth-telling together under one roof. In 2020 Malthouse Theatre is going ALL IN.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The aging patriarch of a royal family is beginning to show signs of dementia, and it does not bode well for his successors. Two of his daughters manipulate his affection for their own selfish ends. His youngest daughter, whose love for him is the most true, will not flatter him and will consequently be made to suffer. In the wake of his inability or unwillingness to rule as he must, two families will be thrown into turmoil that threatens to tear them apart.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
From the award-winning Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd; Succession, HBO), written between the Brexit vote and Trump's Presidential victory, We Anchor in Hope captures a moment of deep uncertainty in recent history and the characters' lives when local pub, The Anchor, closes for good. Chaos is in the air, and yet life goes on. For the duration of the play's run The Bunker will become The Anchor - transformed into a functioning pub with post-show events including pub quizzes, karaoke nights and music.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater closes its 2019 summer season with Macbeth by William Shakespeare and directed by Victor Malana Maog playing September 18 through October 13, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater.