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Broadway's Importance of Being Earnest to Be Filmed Live; Movie Theater Screenings Set for June 2011

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Brian Bedford and Charlotte Parry in
The Importance of Being Earnest
(© Joan Marcus)
Brian Bedford and Charlotte Parry in
The Importance of Being Earnest
(© Joan Marcus)
The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Importance of Being Earnest, at the American Airlines Theatre, will be filmed live with multiple high definition cameras during public performances on March 11 and 12.

This will result in The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD, which will be shown for limited screenings in movie theaters and performing arts centers across the U.S. and internationally on Thursday, June 2, 2011 and varying dates through June 30.

Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette.

The cast also features Santino Fontana as Algernon Moncrieff, David Furr as Jack Worthing, Dana Ivey as Miss Prism, Tim MacDonald as Merriman, Paul O'Brien as Lane, Charlotte Parry as Cecily Cardew, Sara Topham as Gwendolyn, and Paxton Whitehead as Reverend Chausible.

The design team includes Desmond Heeley (sets & costumes), Duane Schuler (lights) and Drew Levy (sound).

The filming is a collaborative project by Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience. A full list of participating cinemas, exhibition dates and ticket prices will be announced soon.

For more information on The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD, click here.

For tickets and more information on the Broadway production, click here.


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