Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Importance of Being Extended

The current Broadway revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest has extended for an additional 17 weeks beyond its originally planned limited run.  The show was originally scheduled to close on March 6th, partially to make way for the Donna Murphy vehicle The People in the Picture, but will now close on July 3rd.  Audience and critical reception has, apparently, been quite strong, with critics loving the show and the house filling up to a 95% average attendance since the show opened on January 13th.  To accomodate the change, Murphy's show will now perform at Studio 54 rather than at the American Airlines Theatre.

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