The Importance of Being Earnest - Off-Broadway

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Samuel Beckett Theatre

(New York, NY)
410 West 42nd Street
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by Laura Fuller - May 28, 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has, of course, had a major impact on drama schools. In-person teaching is impossible during the shutdown, and students who were preparing for productions or showcases - many of these a vital launchpad into the industry - have seen their live performances cancelled. So, how have drama schools pivoted during the crisis?
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
You can take an artist out of the theatre but you can't take the theatre out of an artist!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
PlayGround has announced the winners of this year's Young Playwrights Contest. The venerated playwright incubator will debut the four selected short plays by Bay Area teen playwrights, performed live online by professional actors, June 12th at 8PM PT as part of its innovative PlayGround Zoom Fest. 
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Method and Madness continues their Free Weekly Facebook Live Streams of classic plays with William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this Saturday, May 16.
by Fiona Scott - Mar 8, 2020
During a week when comedian Joe Lycett legally changed his name by deed poll to Hugo Boss, ever dedicated to his craft, it felt fitting to see a revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The comedy about identity and the elite has been revived at Perth Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of As You Like It, presented April 30a?"June 21, 2020 in the Courtyard Theater. This vibrant, '60s-inspired adaptation infuses Shakespeare's romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatlesa?"lifting the playwright's timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the a?oeFab Four.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
'Fighting Words' by Sunil Kuruvilla will run for three weeks beginning April 10th at 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage, 1105 Euclid Avenue NE Atlanta Georgia 30307. (Preview on April 9th)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is officially in previews on Broadway! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett star on Broadway in Edward Albee's seminal drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, this production also stars Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
A dark comedy of reinvention, written by one of the most popular playwrights in the country right now, is the latest production by PRIME Productions, a professional theater in the Twin Cities that seeks to explore and illuminate the powerful stories of women over 50. THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman will take over the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm building in St. Paul, May 7 a?" 24, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Lee Street theatre has announced that they will offer live, online content during our hiatus from normal operating practices.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
L.A. Theatre Works is offering 25 audio recordings of significant stage plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen, available free to educators worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced PlayTime, a live online reading of classic plays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) today announced its Season 36 (2020/21) lineup for theater enthusiasts and first-timers alike. The season includes back-to-back Obie and Tony award-winning plays, a Rhode Island premiere and a regional premiere of two contemporary, critically acclaimed plays, and the first Shakespeare production in The Gamm's Warwick home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award winning Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his title role in Tootsie, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Friday, April 3 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
In a show of confidence for arts and business collaboration in Perth, Arts & Business Scotland's Culture & Business Fund has match-funded local gin company Bright Spirits' sponsorship of Perth Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
The Barn's fourth virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Amies & Clements, which celebrates the work of award-winning musical theatre composers Stephanie Jayne Amies and Teddy Clements is now available!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, OSU Theatre has created audio-drama versions of its Spring Term productions available for download using the podcast Dam the Distance with Oregon State University Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Everyman Theatre's Board of Directors and its Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi have announced that Paige Hernandez will join the organization as its new Associate Artistic Director in July.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced an all-star West End line up for their fourth virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Amies & Clements, which will celebrate the work of award-winning musical theatre composers Stephanie Jayne Amies and Teddy Clements.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
On Thursday, June 25 (8pm EDT), NY Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway Equity theatre company, will present a free virtual zoom reading of William Shakespeare's King Lear as a fundraiser for an intended full production later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger announced today that Skylight will present its first online/virtual, full-length musical, Being Earnest by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska, based on Oscar Wilde's satirical comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Organizers today announced the second phase of the Harlem Renaissance 100, a multi-year celebration originally kicked off in February of this year to commemorate the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic brilliance born from that movement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
NY Classical Theatre will bring back the entire original cast of its critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, for an encore reading on July 16, 2020 at 8 pm, directed by Burdman.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Board of Directors of Topeka Civic Theatre announced the suspension of TCT'S 2020 fall lineup and business operations.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre is paying tribute to British musical theatre composers through their concert series! They have paid tribute to Amies & Clements, Elliot Davis, Finn Anderson, and Daniel and Laura Curtis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Company of Fools, the professional theatre arm of Sun Valley Museum of Art, announced today the cancellation of all programming for its 25th Anniversary Season due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic health precautions, actor safety concerns and community feedback. The Fools will plan to reopen in 2021 with a full offering of live performance experiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Method and Madness continues their Free Weekly Facebook Live Streams of classic plays with William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, this Friday, July 3rd, at 7 PM PDT. The production was directed by Will Block, and features Kelsey Kato and Marie Osterman as Romeo and Juliet.
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 TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Scholastic announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Santino Fontana will narrate the audio book edition of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the much-anticipated new novel in the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collinsa?"the first new Hunger Games book since Mockingjay, published in 2010. 
by Shari Barrett - Apr 7, 2020
With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Michael Mullen, an award-winning and always busy costume designer, writer and actor who often steps onstage in a variety of roles, both male and female.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
On Pitch Performing Arts in Layton has announced a lineup of upcoming online events and concerts, amidst the shutdown due to the current health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Theater Latté Da today announced singer/songwriters Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, who together form the musical duo, The Kilbanes, and actor/directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody as the recipients of the NEXT Generation Commission, a new opportunity for women artists and artists of color
by Jenny Ell - Apr 6, 2020
Following the popularity of last week's stream of Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, Curve have whipped out another archive recording; this time, their 2016 production of The Importance of Being Earnest, co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
The 2019 WATCH Award winners were announced on April 4th, 2020. The ceremony was canceled due to the current health crisis, but the announcement was published online. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The award winning Titan Theatre Company last month announced a new program titled, Shakespeare ONLINE, targeted at providing support for artists and educators due the mass cancellation of theatrical events due to COVID-19. This program came immediately after the company postponed both their MainStage and Touring Productions of ROMEO & JULIET till the 20/21 Season. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
urve (Leicester) are going to share a tech recording of their critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest (2016) online for free. The production will be uploaded on Sunday 5th April at 7pm as a warm up to the Oliver Awards - Greatest Moments, airing at 10.15pm on ITV.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The theaters may be closed, but the show goes on at L.A. Theatre Works. The world's leading producer of audio theater, LATW offers audiences around the globe free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
With venues everywhere dark during this extraordinary time, world-class theater from L.A. Theatre Works is just a click away.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, this Saturday Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF offers a creative break for kids to experience their performing arts classes for ages 4 through grade 12 online to comply with social distancing and CDC recommendations.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater (MST). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers will lead a UK Tour of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. The plan is that the UK Tour of PRIVATE LIVES will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 1 October 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Leicester's Curve theatre has announced a host of online initiatives to bring theatre into audiences' homes during lockdown. A full list of content, which will be regularly updated, can be viewed here.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF announces a series of free online classes for adults. From Storytelling for Seniors to Interview skills to Shakespeare technique, these stand alone classes are ideal for adults seeking to broaden skills and develop new ones in the safety of their own homes. Participants will be able to livestream the class with Orlando Shakes professionals via webcam.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Method and Madness continues their weekly broadcasts of classic plays this Friday with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest! The reading is directed by Artistic Director Will Block.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester have announced a new Shakespeare series which sees the Bard's beloved monologues reimagined to fit into modern day lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. The series will release a new monologue every weekday to the Barn Theatre's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts, beginning 20th April 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
According to STL Today, Insight Theatre Company has announced that it will close after 12 years and 50 productions.