Off-Broadway's Ernest in Love Will Sing Through Valentine's Day

News   Off-Broadway's Ernest in Love Will Sing Through Valentine's Day
The Irish Repertory Theatre has extended its revival of the musical Ernest in Love, Anne Croswell and Lee Pockriss' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, to Feb. 14.
Ernest in Love star Beth Fowler
Ernest in Love star Beth Fowler Photo by Carol Rosegg

Charlotte Moore directs and Barry McNabb choreographs the production, which was originally scheduled to play to Jan. 31 at Irish Rep's Off-Broadway home on West 22nd Street.

Ernest in Love has book and lyrics by Croswell and music by Pockriss. The cast includes Annika Boras, Brad Bradley, Kerry Conte, Katie Fabel, Beth Fowler, Kristin Griffith, Ian Holcomb, Peter Maloney and Noah Racey.

The production is billed as "a sparkling and witty musical about social hypocrisy among the creme de la creme of Victorian England…a faithful adaptation of Wilde's superb comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest — featuring all of its much-beloved characters."

Musical direction is by Mark Hartman.

Ernest in Love premiered Off-Broadway in 1960; a cast album survives.

Irish Rep is at 132 W. 22nd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Manhattan. Performances play Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM; plus 3 PM matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $65 and $55, and are available by calling (212) 727-2737.

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