The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway Tickets

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American Airlines Theater Tickets

227 West 42nd Street

2 Hours and 20 Minutes; One 20 Minute Intermission

January 13, 2011 (Limited Engagement - July 3, 2011)

Broadway Play (Comedy)

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The 2011 Broadway revival of The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway tickets has opened to solid reviews. The latest production is directed by Brian Bedford, who also plays "Lady Bracknell" to perfection. The greatly anticipated play is running a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway located at 227 West 42nd St. The Importance Of being Earnest has just been extended to run until Sunday, July 3rd, 2011. Previews had begun on December 17, 2010 and were very well accepted. Oscar Wilde's magnificent comedy of mistaken identity officially opened on Broadway January 13th, 2011. A true treat on Broadway this revival is sure to grab its share of Tony Awards this year.

Production History

It has been over 100 years since The Importance Of Being Earnest was written and debuted. The play was first premiered in London at the St. James's Theatre on February 14,1895. The original production became a huge success right from opening night. The production would soon mark the height of Wilde's career. The play resulted in some controversy due to a feud between Oscar Wilde and his good friend The Marquess of Queensberry. The hostility ended in court and tarnished Wilde's reputation causing the debut of the show to close after 86 performances.

Wilde was imprisoned by the court for his actions in the dispute. After serving his imprisonment, he published the play from Paris. Wilde would not write any other comedic or dramatic works from this time on. The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since the original production was performed. Wilde's most famous work has also been adapted for the cinema three times in 1952, 1992 and 2002. In 1948 John Gielgud brought the play to Broadway. Gielgud directed, produced and acted in the original Broadway show which won a Tony Award for "Outstanding Foreign Company".

Broadway Revival Reception

Both critical and audience response to the latest Broadway revival have been extremely positive. The revival is being hailed as a "perfect" Broadway production. The direction of Bedford is uncompromising and delivers with modern styling. The cast is wonderful as well including Bedford's impeccable performance on the stage. The comedic timing of his work in the role is worth the price of admission. Other members of the cast include Dana Ivey as "Miss Prism," Paxton Whitehead as "Rev. Canon Chasuble," as David Furr as "John Worthing". Furthermore, worth mention is cast members Santino Fontana as "Algernon Moncrieff," Tim MacDonald as "Merriman," Charlotte Parry as "Cecily Cardew," Paul O'Brien as "Lane," and Sara Topham as "Gwendolen Fairfax." The production is presented by Todd Haimes (Artistic Director) and the Roundabout Theatre Company. Originally billed by Wilde as "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" the story is about mistaken identity, which mocks codes of propriety and etiquette at any chance. The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway revival is a superb addition to the 2011 Broadway lineup. You can view our great selection of The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway Tickets online by clicking the link.

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