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Tony Award winner Brian Bedford stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping.

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Charmed, We’re Sure! An Elegant Earnest Opening Night

Charmed, We’re Sure! An Elegant Earnest Opening Night
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It was a fittingly frothy opening night for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Oscar Wilde's classic The Importance of Being Earnest, which bowed at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre on January 13. Tony winner Brian Bedford led the company as both director and leading “lady” Lady Bracknell in this bubbly comedy of manners and mistaken identities, and after ...

Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Enchanted by Earnest?

Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Enchanted by Earnest?

The wit and whimsy of Oscar Wilde are never used to more stylish effect than in his classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, and the current Roundabout Theatre Company production on Broadway is no exception. Broadway.com Word of Mouth reviewers Emilie, Jared and Amy headed to the American Airlines Theatre to take in the effervescent comedy of manners ...

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Ivory-Tickler Santino Fontana Shares His Low-Key Earnest Lodgings

Ivory-Tickler Santino Fontana Shares His Low-Key Earnest Lodgings

Santino Fontana may currently be treading the boards as rakish Algernon Moncrieff in the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest, but the man himself is far more laid back than his dandy of a character. Backstage at the American Airlines Theatre, Fontana focuses on staying in tip-top performance shape with tongue twisters and throat drops at the ready ...

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Santino Fontana of The Importance of Being Earnest Swears Off Jersey Shore in the Year Ahead

Santino Fontana of The Importance of Being Earnest Swears Off Jersey Shore in the Year Ahead

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

SANTINO FONTANA (Algernon Moncrieff in The ...

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Earnest’s Dana Ivey on the Wonders of Wilde and Joining ‘The Greatest Club in the World’

Earnest’s Dana Ivey on the Wonders of Wilde and Joining ‘The Greatest Club in the World’

The lilting rhythms of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest may as well be Dana Ivey’s mother tongue. The indomitable actress is tackling her fourth production of the play (one of her favorites), this time as prickly governess Miss Prism in a Roundabout Theatre Company production opposite director Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell. Hers is a face ...

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First Look at Roundabout's Enchanting Importance of Being Earnest

First Look at Roundabout's Enchanting Importance of Being Earnest
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Lovers of classic theater are in for a treat, as Oscar Wilde’s elegant and eloquent The Importance of Being Earnest is again treading the Broadway boards. The production, starring Dana Ivey as Miss Prism and director Brian Bedford as the formidable Lady Bracknell, is currently running at Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre. This comedy of manners and ...

The Importance of Being Earnest’s Dana Ivey Vows to Clean up Her Act in 2011

The Importance of Being Earnest’s Dana Ivey Vows to Clean up Her Act in 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

DANA IVEY (Miss Prism in The ...

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Delighted, We’re Sure! Meet the Cast of The Importance of Being Earnest

Delighted, We’re Sure! Meet the Cast of The Importance of Being Earnest
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After a smash run at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2009, Brian Bedford’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has arrived at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and will be ridiculing codes of propriety and etiquette at the American Airlines Theatre beginning December 17. Tony winner Bedford, who will wear two hats as the show’s ...

Go Wilde! Tickets Are Now On Sale for The Importance of Being Earnest

Go Wilde! Tickets Are Now On Sale for The Importance of Being Earnest

Tickets are now on sale for that famous farcical comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest. Performances of the Oscar Wilde favorite will begin at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on December 17 ahead of a January 13, 2011, opening. Tony winner Brian Bedford does double duty as director and "leading lady," reprising his acclaimed performance ...

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Dana Ivey, Santino Fontana & More Join Brian Bedford in The Importance of Being Earnest

Dana Ivey, Santino Fontana & More Join Brian Bedford in The Importance of Being Earnest

Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. In addition to the previously announced Brian Bedford, who will direct and star as Lady Bracknell, the cast will feature Dana Ivey as Miss Prism, Paxton Whitehead as Reverend Chausible, Santino Fontana as Algernon Moncrieff, David Furr as Jack ...

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