The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway
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The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway revival has opened to rave reviews. After more than 100 years since Oscar Wilde wrote this charming comedic play, audiences are still finding great delight in the work. It originally was marketed as "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," the latest Broadway revival keeps the production fresh and far from appearing dated. The amazing work shines on the stage thanks to the wonderful direction of Brian Bedford who also takes on the fantastic acting work stepping into Lady Bracknell’s "hard to fill" shoes. The Importance of Being Earnest Broadway revival is nothing short of outstanding. This is the first "must see" Broadway show of 2011 and sure to be the talk of the town for some time to come.Original Work
The Importance Of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde. The farcical comedy was first performed on February 14, 1895 at the St. James's Theatre in London. The work gained instant acceptance and controversy as it made light of social conventions and institutions such as marriage. While some critics worried about the message the play delivered Wilde's witty dialogue helped to make the work one of his most enduring. The play has been revived many times throughout the years after its 86 performance debut. It has also been adapted for the big screen three times (1952, 1992, 2002). The play debuted on Broadway in 1948 in which John Gielgud directed, produced and acted in the production. Gielgud led the cast to a special Tony Award for "Outstanding Foreign Company."Broadway Revival
The 2011 revival is one of the most anticipated shows for the new year on Broadway. While "The Great White Way" has been preoccupied with another highly anticipated production and its many delays on opening, The Importance Of Being Earnest has snuck in and stolen the stage. The production is Brought to Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Brian Bedford delivers in every way, from his spot on direction, brilliant acting, comedic timing which borders on perfect and ability to assemble a terrific ensemble. Furthermore, worth note is the work of Desmond Heeley's set designs. They are impeccably done, keeping every scene fresh and focused on the period.
The entire cast is a pure joy to watch. While Bedord is not the first male actor to take on the role of Lady Bracknell, his performance is very difficult to top. The cast also includes Paxton Whitehead, Dana Ivey, Charlotte Parry, Sara Topham and David Furr. Santino Fontana is worth extra mention as he is quickly becoming a standout on Broadway. His work on “Brighton Beach Memoirs” last year and “Billy Elliot,” have shown he has impressive versatility on the big stage. His work playing the dandy Algernon truly adds to his growing resume of excellence.
There is little doubt that The Importance Of Being Earnest Broadway revival is a standout. The production is so well done. It brings the true spirit of Broadway to life. So much so that one could go as far as to say that the production is about as good, or great, as Broadway gets. This is a show which is done so well on many levels that it truly earns the cliche of "must see."
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