The Importance of Being Earnest

Comedy - Revival

American Airlines Theatre

  • First Preview: December 17, 2010
  • Opening Date: January 13, 2011
  • Closing Date: June 26, 2011
  • Previews: 30
  • Performances: 189

Playwright: Oscar Wilde

Synopsis

Two wealthy London bachelors each pretend to be a fictitious man called Earnest in order to win over two eligible young ladies, despite the ladies' avowed preference for that name alone — and the interference of the intimidatingly proper Lady Bracknell — in Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people."

 

Opening Night Cast

Brian Bedford in The Importance of Being Earnest Brian Bedford Lady Bracknell
Dana Ivey in The Importance of Being Earnest Dana Ivey Miss Prism
Paxton Whitehead in The Importance of Being Earnest Paxton Whitehead Rev. Canon Chasuble
Santino Fontana in The Importance of Being Earnest Santino Fontana Algernon Moncrieff
David Furr in The Importance of Being Earnest David Furr John Worthing
Tim MacDonald in The Importance of Being Earnest Tim MacDonald Merriman
Paul O'Brien in The Importance of Being Earnest Paul O'Brien Lane
Charlotte Parry in The Importance of Being Earnest Charlotte Parry Cecily Cardew
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Playwright
  Berthold Carrière Original Music
Brian Bedford Brian Bedford Director
Desmond Heeley Desmond Heeley Set Design
Desmond Heeley Desmond Heeley Costume Design
Duane Schuler Duane Schuler Lighting Design
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Videos (8)

 

Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Most Promising Male Performer Santino Fontana Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Costume Design Desmond Heeley Nominee
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Winner
2011 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Costume Design Desmond Heeley Nominee
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Winner
2011 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
2011 Outstanding Set Design Desmond Heeley Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Nominee
2011 Costume Design of a Play Desmond Heeley Winner
2011 Revival of a Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 26, 2011 4 $338,319
$681,800
$85,807 $66.21
-
5110
740
8
0
86.32% 17.91%
Jun. 19, 2011 3 $252,512
$681,800
$15,573 $62.35
-
4050
740
8
0
68.41% 2.51%
Jun. 12, 2011 2 $236,939
$681,800
$45,968 $60.74
-
3901
740
8
0
65.90% 9.92%
Jun. 5, 2011 1 $190,971
$681,800
- $57.63
-
3314
740
8
0
55.98% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,018,741
$2,727,200
  $61.73 16375
23680
32
0
69.15 %  
Cumulative
  $8,012,925
$18,588,015
  $64.52
$0.00
122818
162060
189
30
75.79 %  
 
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