This Week on Broadway for January 16, 2011: The Importance of Being.



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The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Brian Bedford
Designers: Desmond Heeley (sets and costumes), Duane Schuler (lights), Drew Levy (sound), Berthold Carrière (original music)
Starring: Santino Fontana (Algernon Moncrieff), David Furr (John/Jack Worthing), Sara Topham (Gwendolen Fairfax), Charlotte Parry (Cecily Cardew), Brian Bedford (Lady Bracknell), Dana Ivey (Miss Prism), Paxton Whitehead (Rev. Canon Chasuble), Paul O’Brien (Lane), Tim Macdonald (Merriman), Amanda Leigh Cobb (Servant)
A Small Fire, by Adam Bock
Directed by Trip Cullman
Designers: Loy Arcenas (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), David Weiner (lights), Robert Kaplowitz (original music and sound)
Starring: Michele Pawk (Emily Bridges), Reed Birney (John Bridges), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Jenny Bridges), Victor Williams (Billy Fontaine)
News of the Week:
Memphis to be filmed for theatrical release
Connecticut school superintendent trying to shut down production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Barbra Streisand rumored to being playing Madam Rose in a new film version of Gypsy
Recent Deaths:
Jill Haworth, the original Sally Bowles in Cabaret
Romulus Linney, playwright and father of Laura Linney
Ellen Stewart, founder and director of LaMaMa E.T.C.
Susannah York, British actress
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“Cabaret,” from the original cast recording of Cabaret.
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