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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Oscar Wilde in HD!

It looks like the Roundabout will be the first major US institutional theatre to try an NT-Live (or Met Opera) style HD simulcast of a live performance in multiple cinemas worldwide this June. A wee bit irony, though, that the production will a revival of an English classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, imported from Canada's Stratford Festival.  (Okay, some of the cast is new.) And it won't quite be "live" but a recorded performance.

Still...hats off to Todd Haimes. Someone had to be first. And it's interesting that his partner is LA Thearterworks, who have been doing good things with radio.

Read all about it on the Roundabout's blog(!) and at!

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