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'Earnest' headed back to Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Brian Bedford is to direct and star in a new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest," the Roundabout Theatre Co. said.
Lansbury to headline 'Eve' reading

Lansbury to headline 'Eve' reading

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Actors Fund Friday said it will present an all-star benefit reading of "All About Eve" on Broadway in November.

'Hairspray' top Tony Awards contender

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The musical "Hairspray" was the top scorer Monday in the competition for the 57th annual Tony Awards for the best of Broadway, winning 13 nominations including best musical of the 2002-2003 season.
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Jazz legend Nina Simone died Monday at her home in France. She was 70.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Moliere's fascinating 'Don Juan'

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- It is a rare treat to see Moliere''s audacious play, ''Don Juan,'' based on the same legendary character that inspired Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart''s opera, "Don Giovanni," and to discover that it can still fascinate more than three centuries after it was fir
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Moliere's 'Tartuffe' is pungent production

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Classic actor Brian Bedford has played the title role in Moliere's satiric comedy, "Tartuffe," six times during his long career, but now he has switched to the
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Brian Bedford (born 16 February 1935) is an English actor.

Bedford was born in Morley, West Yorkshire, the son of Ellen (née O'Donnell) and Arthur Bedford, a postman. Bedford attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1952–1954 and was in the same class as Albert Finney, Alan Bates and Peter O'Toole.

Primarily a stage actor, he is known for his English-speaking interpretations of the French playwright Molière, including Tony Award nominated performances in Tartuffe, The Molière Comedies (a double bill of the short plays The School for Husbands and The Imaginary Cuckold) and The School for Wives, for which he received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He has done a great deal of Shakespearean work, notably as Ariel in The Tempest opposite John Gielgud's Prospero in 1958, Angelo in Measure for Measure at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1975 and 1976, and The Public Theater's New York Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare in the Park productions of As You Like It (as Orlando), and Timon of Athens (as Timon), the latter based on a production he originated with the National Actors Theatre in 1993 and which he eventually played on Broadway.

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