THE SCREENING ROOM: Playbill Video's "Jersey Shore Gone Wilde" Among TIME's Top 10 (Video)

By Michael Gioia
December 8, 2011

In TIME magazine's annual "Top 10 of Everything," the magazine compiles 54 wide-ranging lists, which include the highs and lows, and the good and the bad of the past 12 months. Playbill Video's "Jersey Shore Gone Wilde" webseries was among the list of the year's most creative videos.



"Jersey Shore Gone Wilde" featured the cast of Broadway's Roundabout Theater Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest in a five-episode series, in which they spoofed the hit MTV reality show "Jersey Shore."

In the exclusive video series created for Playbill by Earnest stars Santino Fontana and David Furr, the Roundabout Theatre Company cast put "Jersey" in the mouths of Oscar Wilde's famed Britons. Think of it as a comedy of bad manners.

The acclaimed Broadway revival of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford, ended its run June 26 at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre.

The production, which had its roots in a Brian Bedford-directed 2009 staging at Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival, was also nominated for 2011 Tonys in the categories of Best Revival and Best Actor in a Play (for Bedford, who wears silk as Lady Bracknell).

To watch the Playbill Video "Jersey Shore Gone Wilde" webseries, look below: