Jean Cocteau News

Date of Death: October 11, 1963
Birth Place: Maisons-Laffitte, FRANCE
Gender: Male
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Witty Oedipus Retelling THE INFERNAL MACHINEPhoenix Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Witty Oedipus Retelling THE INFERNAL MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

He's arrogant, cocky, virginal and he doesn't know it yet, but he's going to have a thing for mom in Jean Cocteau's witty and urbane retelling of the Oedipus story,The Infernal Machine. In this magical modernization of the Greek tragedy the enigmatic Sphinx is a bored young girl who slips him an answer to that tricky riddle because well,... she's bored and he's handsome and a welcome diversion. (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

Cantata Singers to Perform the Music of Lazar Weiner and Kurt WeillCantata Singers to Perform the Music of Lazar Weiner and Kurt Weill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Cantata Singers Chamber Series continues on January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm with a program of music by Lazar Weiner and Kurt Weill at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYYJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move's XXYY on January 20 at 8pm in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. (more...)

Kia Corthron Will Be Featured Playwright for Eclipse's 25th Anniversary SeasonKia Corthron Will Be Featured Playwright for Eclipse's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, announces contemporary American playwright Kia Corthron as the featured playwright for its 2017 Season. (more...)

THE JULESWORKS FOLLIES #48 Holiday Edition Set for Le Jean CocteauTHE JULESWORKS FOLLIES #48 Holiday Edition Set for Le Jean Cocteau
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Julesworks Follies # 48 Year-End Blow-Out Not Quite Holiday Boxing Day Edition!!! will be on Monday December 26th at 8:30PM at Le Jean Cocteau. (more...)

Bereishit, Kidd Pivot, Scottish Ballet & More Among Northrop's 2016-17 Dance LineupBereishit, Kidd Pivot, Scottish Ballet & More Among Northrop's 2016-17 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The 2016//17 Northrop Dance Season resumes in January with two special partnerships with Walker Art Center. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents the Premiere of RICHARD MOVE'S XXYYNew York Live Arts Presents the Premiere of RICHARD MOVE'S XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! returns to New York Live Arts as the opening performance of Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. The program will also feature Martha@... 20, a special performance marking the 20th anniversary of Move's highly acclaimed performances as Martha Graham in the Martha@... series. Performances are Wednesday, March 8, to Saturday, March 11, at 7:30pm, at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), in Manhattan. (more...)

Darian Dauchan's DEATH BOOGIE to Open Tomorrow at Kitchen Theatre CompanyDarian Dauchan's DEATH BOOGIE to Open Tomorrow at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Next up on Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-2017 26th Season is Death Boogie by Darian Dauchan, a hip hop musical that combines physical theater, music, video, and poetry in a stunning projected environment! (more...)

DEATH BOOGIE, A Hip Hop Musical, to Open 11/15 at Kitchen Theatre CompanyDEATH BOOGIE, A Hip Hop Musical, to Open 11/15 at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Next up on Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-2017 26th Season is Death Boogie by Darian Dauchan, a hip hop musical that combines physical theater, music, video, and poetry in a stunning projected environment! Violinist Mathew 'MattViolinist' Silvera and double bassist Desmond Bratton provide live accompaniment for this one-of-a-kind theatrical musical event. Performances are November 15 to December 4. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Addition To Upcoming Season, ROOMFUL OF TEETH, 4/23/17San Francisco Opera Announces Addition To Upcoming Season, ROOMFUL OF TEETH, 4/23/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The "remarkable vocal octet" (New York Times) Roomful of Teeth joins SF Opera Lab's Season Two lineup with a performance on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. in the Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble makes its San Francisco debut in this SF Opera Lab co-presentation with San Francisco Performances' PIVOT series. (more...)

Julesworks Returns 11/15 with FOLLIES #47Julesworks Returns 11/15 with FOLLIES #47
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Julesworks Follies 47 Defiantly Non Themed Edition will be on Tuesday November 15th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show, on-going for over four years. (more...)

BRANCACCINO, LA VOCE UMANA dal 27 al 30 ottobreBRANCACCINO, LA VOCE UMANA dal 27 al 30 ottobre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Dedicato a Shakespeare in occasione dei suoi 400 anni "L'amore e pura follia, e merita una stanza al buio e una frusta come per i pazzi. Il solo motivo per cui gli innamorati non vengono puniti e curati e perche questo tipo di pazzia e talmente diffuso, che chi dovrebbe frustare e a sua volta innamorato" (As you like it) (more...)

Cantata Singers Announces 2016-17 Chamber SeriesCantata Singers Announces 2016-17 Chamber Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cantata Singers will continue a successful partnership with the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, presenting a three-concert Chamber Series season at the Academy on November 18, 2016, January 20, 2017 and March 31, 2017. (more...)

Santa Fe University of Art & Design Film Student to Show Longshotsville at Santa Fe Independent Film FestivalSanta Fe University of Art & Design Film Student to Show Longshotsville at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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Writers Theatre's Michael Halberstam to Receive Special Honor at 2016 Jeff AwardsWriters Theatre's Michael Halberstam to Receive Special Honor at 2016 Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will pay tribute to Michael Halberstam at the 2016 Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 17.  The Artistic Director of Writers Theatre since its inception in 1992 is being honored for outstanding theatrical accomplishments and contributions to Chicagoland theatre for the past 25 years. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) embarks on a busy month of concerts on October 6 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York with Nordic Noir, a concert featuring music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding and MBD73. ACME will tour with Blonde Redhead from October 9-14, performing the band's album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety, before joining Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson for a tour supporting his recent Deutsche Grammophon album Orphee from October 16-23. Upon returning to New York, ACME performs with German thereminist and composer Carolina Eyck in the world premiere of her Fantasias for theremin and string quartet. ACME and Eyck's recording of the Fantasias will be released by Butterscotch Records on October 14. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to unveil major renovations to Florence Gould Hall this Wednesday, September 28 with the opening performance of pioneering British theatre company Forced Entertainment's premiere of Tomorrow's Parties.  (more...)

Darian Dauchan's Announces Brobot Johnson Launch PartyDarian Dauchan's Announces Brobot Johnson Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Award winning actor, writer and musician, Darian Dauchan unveils his Sci Fi Hip Hop transmedia piece Brobot Johnson at the legendary Nuyorican Poet Cafe at 236 E. 3rd St., New York, NY 10009 on Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm. The Brobot Johnson Project exists in three parts as an album, a web series and a theatrical production. The story follows the adventures of Brobot Johnson, an android newly invented by a scientist named Professor Toussaint and his quest to learn the basic fundamentals of how to be a little more human one mundane but miraculous experience at a time. (more...)

Cantata Singers 2016-17 Season Opens with US PremiereCantata Singers 2016-17 Season Opens with US Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Cantata Singers' 2016-2017 season opens on October 15th at NEC's Jordan Hall with a concert featuring two Bach cantatas, and the virtuosic "Laetatus sum" for solo voices by Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Bach's Cantata 109, "Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben," examines the inner conflict between doubt and faith with deeply engaging, intricately woven music. The fiery finale sets one of the most famous of Lutheran hymns, "Durch Adams Fall," to music. The radiant and richly expressive Cantata 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," features what has become some of Bach's most famous music (known colloquially as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"). eweddle@cantatasingers.org (more...)

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