The Importance of Being Earnest

Roundabout Roundup: Week of April 25, 2011

Posted on: April 29th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


The People in the Picture opens on Broadway at Studio 54! - April 28, 2011

"Iris Rainer Dart's, Mike Stoller's and Artie Butler's heart-stopping new musical, The People in the Picture, is now being presented on Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company at Studio 54. It asks us to take a hard look at the suffering and the loss that resulted from this tragedy -- and it moves us deeply in the process."

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"Jersey Shore" Gone Wilde!

"What if the characters of Broadway's The Importance of Being Earnest traveled through a time warp and woke up on the beach with Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the gang of MTV's "Jersey Shore"?"



Cast Announced for our upcoming musical, 
Death Takes A Holiday - April 25, 2011

"Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, the new musical from composer Maury Yeston. British actor Julian Ovenden will star as Prince Sirki/Death in the Roundabout Theatre Company production, which features a score by Yeston and a book by the late Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. It will begin performances on June 10 and officially open on July 21 at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre, directed by Doug Hughes."

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Roundabout Roundup: Week of April 11, 2011

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


Anything Goes celebrates a triumphant opening, plus an extension into 2012!

"Who needs a brass section when you’ve got Sutton Foster? As the nightclub evangelist Reno Sweeney in the zesty new revival of “Anything Goes,” which opened on Thursday night at the Stephen Sondheim Theater, Ms. Foster has the voice of a trumpet and a big, gleaming presence that floods the house. When she leads the show-stopping “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” you figure that if no horn-tooting archangel appears, it’s only because he’s afraid of the competition.

Ms. [Kathleen] Marshall and her singing dancers and comic actors — a motley crew that includes Joel Grey, Jessica Walter, Adam Godley and John McMartin — are here not to make sense of the world but to help us forget it for a couple of hours.

[Sutton Foster's] triple mastery of words, music and moves is unmatched by any performer on Broadway at the moment. It’s not just that she nails every step, note and joke. It’s the attitude with which she does so — an aw-shucks kind of casualness coupled with a dizzy exhibitionist’s delight."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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David Hyde Pierce to Contribute to The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD; Venues Announced - April 11, 2011

"Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will serve as host of The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD, which will be shown for limited screenings in movie theaters and performing arts centers across the U.S. and internationally on Thursday, June 2, 2011 and varying dates through June 30.

The film preserves The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Importance of Being Earnest, currently performing at the American Airlines Theatre. Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette." -

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Roundabout Roundup: Week of March 14, 2011

Posted on: March 18th, 2011 by Roundabout


Alec Baldwin Honored at 2011 Spring Gala - March 14, 2011

"Broadway’s illustrious Roundabout Theatre Company rolled out the red carpet at the Roseland Ballroom on March 14 when it celebrated its 2011 Spring Gala: Alec Baldwin: A Musical Tribute. Stars of stage, screen and Roundabout shows past and present assembled at the New York landmark to honor—and serenade— the 30 Rock star and Broadway vet." Read more ›› 

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2010-2011 Season, Roundabout Roundup, Special Events, The Dream of the Burning Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest

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