Artwork for The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

One-Night-Only Benefit Reading

November 18, 2019

American Airlines Theatre

Angela Lansbury stars in a one-night-only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people.” 

Two wealthy London bachelors each pretend to be a fictitious man called Ernest 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 (Lansbury).

Proceeds from The Importance of Being Earnest benefit Roundabout’s many programs, including Education at Roundabout.

The Importance of Being Earnest Cast

Lady Bracknell
Angela Lansbury
Lane
Daniel Davis
Rev. Canon Chasuble
John Glover
Miss Prism
Jayne Houdyshell
Merriman
Simon Jones
John Worthing
Hamish Linklater
Cecily Cardew
Rebecca Night
Gwendolen Fairfax
Lily Rabe
Algernon Moncrieff
Tom Rhoads

The Importance of Being Earnest Creative

Playwright
Oscar Wilde
Set Designer
Mark Wendland
Costume Designer
Jeff Mahshie
Lighting Designer
Ben Stanton
Hair & Wigs
John Barrett
Director
Michael Wilson

Gold Sponsors
  • Roxanne and Scott Bok
  • Diane and Tom Tuft
SILVER sponsors
  • Susanne and Douglas Durst
  • John and Kiendl Gordon
  • Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner
  • Cynthia Wainwright and Stephen Berger
Official wine sponsor
  • Golden Ram

UNDERWRITER PACKAGES

Gold Sponsor Package at $50,000 ($47,180 tax-deductible)
  • 12 Premium house seats in center orchestra
  • Listing on all posters, programs and press materials above show title
  • Invitation to exclusive pre-show cocktail reception
  • Reserved seating at the post-show party and dinner with the cast
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
  • Tickets personally hand-delivered to your door in advance of the event
  • Limited edition, framed show poster signed by the company
Silver Sponsor Package at $25,000 ($23,560 tax-deductible)
  • 6 Premium house seats in center orchestra
  • Listing as an Underwriter on all posters, programs and press materials below show title
  • Invitation to exclusive pre-show cocktail reception
  • Reserved seating at the post-show party and dinner with the cast
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
  • Limited edition, framed show poster signed by the company

BENEFIT TICKETS

Producer Ticket(s) at $5,000 ($4,900 tax-deductible) 
  • Premium house seat in center orchestra
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
  • Invitation to attend post-show party and dinner with the cast
  • Limited edition, framed show poster signed by the company
Benefactor Ticket(s) at $2,500 ($2,430 tax-deductible)
  • Premium house seat in center orchestra
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
  • Invitation to attend post-show party and dinner with the cast
VIP Ticket(s) at $1,000 ($930 tax-deductible)
  • Premium seat in orchestra
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
  • Invitation to attend post-show party and dinner with the cast

STANDARD TICKETS

Premium Ticket(s) at $500 ($490 tax-deductible)
  • Orchestra/front mezzanine seat
  • Complimentary cocktail at intermission
Prime Ticket(s) at $250 ($250 tax-deductible)
  • Rear orchestra seat/mid mezzanine seat
General Ticket(s) at $150 ($150 tax-deductible)
  • Rear mezzanine seat

Presented at

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues