Playbill.com takes a look back at a few of Oscar Wilde's works that appeared on the New York stage in recent decades. Roundabout Theatre Company is currently offering The Importance of Being Earnest, the first Broadway revival of his famed comedy in over 30 years.
Wilde — whose theatrical compositions include An Ideal Husband, Salome, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance — was first produced on Broadway in 1893. His work has been revived numerous times over the years, gaining particular popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. The current Importance of Being Earnest marks the first fully-staged Wilde title on Broadway since 1997, when An Ideal Husband played the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Here is brief look back at some of the more recent Wilde and Wilde-inspired works to play New York:
PHOTO ARCHIVE: Oscar Wilde on the New York Stage
The Importance of Being Earnest plays the American Airlines Theatre. Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell. Paxton Whitehead, Santino Fontana, David Furr, Tim MacDonald, Paul O'Brien, Charlotte Parry, Sara Topham, Amanda Leigh Cobb and Dana Ivey join Bedford in the classic comedy of manners.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).