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The Importance of Being Earnest Videos


Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2018

'Bart [Sher] and I spoke a long time about this character. I think the key to him is that he is passionate and obsessive about the work and his job. What's he's not good at is emotions- understanding other people's emotions and understanding his own emotions,' says Harry Hadden-Paton. 'The joy of an being an actor is taking someone on a journey. Now I'm digging my heals and making him cruel, patronizing and self-obsessed, then taking him on a journey of self-discovery that has come about through [Eliza].'  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Find Out Why Awards Season Makes OSLO's Jefferson Mays Giddy! Tony Awards Close-Up: Find Out Why Awards Season Makes OSLO's Jefferson Mays Giddy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

Three years after taking Broadway by storm as the D'Ysquith clan (second Tony nomination), Jefferson Mays is back! His current role as OSLO's Terje Rod-Larsen has earned him his third nomination, for best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and he's telling us why this time of year has him acting delirious and giddy all over again!  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Trailer for Theatr Clwyd's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST BWW TV: Watch the Trailer for Theatr Clwyd's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Theatr Clwyd presents a major new revival of Oscar Wilde's classic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, which opened last night, 9 May, and runs until 27 May. Check out a trailer for the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: Getting Saucy for a Good Cause! Watch Highlights from Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS BWW TV: Getting Saucy for a Good Cause! Watch Highlights from Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2017

Below, check out the new trailer featuring highlights from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, which is currently booking until 15 July 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre! (more...)

BWW TV: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Celebrate the Drama of Dual Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on Opening Night BWW TV: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Celebrate the Drama of Dual Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 20, 2017

After the curtain closed Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre last night, Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who are alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at every performance, celebrated bringing modern audiences to the new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. We're taking you to the opening night after party below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Both Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon in THE LITTLE FOXES! BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Both Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon in THE LITTLE FOXES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, will open tomorrow, April 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews began Wednesday, March 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars swapping roles and the company in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell! BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has David Furr Recovered from His Physically-Demanding Role In NOISES OFF? Find Out! Tony Awards Close-Up: Has David Furr Recovered from His Physically-Demanding Role In NOISES OFF? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2016

David Furr is one of three actors who has earned a nomination for his hilarious work in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of NOISES OFF. How is he recovering from his bumps and bruises that came along with the role? FInd out below! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney Find the Roles of a Lifetime Tony Awards Close-Up: THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney Find the Roles of a Lifetime
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Check out why they couldn't be happier below! (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

 BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee! BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing! BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 29, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at It's Only a Play, her thoughts on her performance in Grease, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party! STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Earlier this month, the Lodge at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing! Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts of Broadway luminaries which, in the style of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, have some connection to Ms. Channing. Below, go inside the special event with Parade Magazine! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce Hints at Taking 'VANYA AND SONIA' to London This Fall! STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce Hints at Taking 'VANYA AND SONIA' to London This Fall!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

The four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by to talk with Tavis Smiley about his latest projects, including directing the L.A. production of the Tony-winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, as well as the possibility of acting in the show in London. Pierce told Smiley: 'And in the fall the plan is to take Vanya to London, the original production, and I'll go back to acting in it.' Watch the full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage Tour of Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST STAGE TUBE: Backstage Tour of Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2013

It's finally here! After weeks of dedicated, detailed work and long, long hours, the efforts of all of our very talented company members have come together to create nothing short of a magical final product. Tennessee Rep's The Importance of Being Earnest has officially opened to stellar reviews and raving audiences and those who joined us before the show on opening night were given a little something extra to rave about. Our traditional opening night event, First Night Supper Club, was transformed for The Importance of Being Earnest into First Night Backstage. The set is on the biggest revolve sets Tennessee Rep has ever used and to accommodate it the stage and seating bank orientation of Johnson Theater was flipped 180 degrees from the normal orientation Tennessee Rep uses for our productions. This flip created a bigger more accessible backstage area than we normally have which afforded us the ability to offer a unique opportunity. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Load-In of Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST STAGE TUBE: Load-In of Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2013

So what happens next? We've built and painted the set pieces and props. We've constructed and fit the costumes. And all the while the actors and director have been shaping and refining a fabulous performance in rehearsal. Tennessee Rep's production of The Importance of Being Earnest looks like it's close to being ready to open on October 12th, right? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Costumes in Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Costumes in Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2013

As we continue our behind the scenes look at our much-anticipated production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, we thought we would next take a peek in our costume shop where our Resident Costume Designer, Trish Clark, has been heading the creation of a closet full of Victorian garb. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Tennessee Rep's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2013

Tennessee Repertory Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People. The classic comedy opens October 12th with a scheduled run thru October 26th (previews October 10-11), but the crew here at Tennessee Rep has already been in the thick of Earnest for quite some time. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB BWW TV: Sneak Peek of MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, opens Thursday, June 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production began previews on May 28. Check out highlights below! (more...)