One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout’s 46-year history, you’ve likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we’re highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profits.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Brian Bedford
December 17, 2010 – June 26, 2011 (189 performances)
Performed at the American Airlines Theatre
Brian Bedford, Dana Ivey, Paxton Whitehead, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Santino Fontana, David Furr, Tim MacDonald, Paul O'Brien, Charlotte Parry, Sara Topham
• Brian Bedford’s fourth Roundabout production and first as a director
• First-ever Broadway production shown in HD in movie theatres across the world
• First time (on Broadway) that the main female character was portrayed by a male
• Roundabout’s second revival of the play (first was in 1968)
• Nominated for 3 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Play
The Importance of Being Earnest and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come
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