Jean Cocteau News

Date of Death: October 11, 1963
Birth Place: Maisons-Laffitte, FRANCE
Gender: Male
Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Palace Nova Eastend CinemasBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Mar 27, 2017

For lovers of the Disney genre, this is enjoyable and should leave people smiling. (more...)

BWW Review:  NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 18, 2017

As there are two more performances, I won't spoil the myriad of illusions that Lepage and his team include in the production, but suffice it to say that - production-wise, this show is unlike any other I've seen come through this illustrious arts center in years. (more...)

Cellista to Celebrate Jean Cocteau's 'Parade' with FINDING SAN JOSE This MayCellista to Celebrate Jean Cocteau's 'Parade' with FINDING SAN JOSE This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Cellista, the multidisciplinary artistic director of the performing arts company Juxtapositions has created a stage poem which places the eclectic communities of San Jose side by side. The production, first staged and workshopped in San Francisco to a sold-out, enthusiastic audiences makes its way home to San Jose. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Yes, it's King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Lancelot in Camelot but not as you might expect them. Written in 1937 when Jean Cocteau was emerging from opium addiction, he dreamed Camelot as a barren wasteland. (more...)

 Award-Winning Retro Productions Presents AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE Award-Winning Retro Productions Presents AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Award-winning Retro Productions, under the Artistic Direction of Heather E. Cunningham, will present the critically acclaimed play, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The production runs May 5th through May 20th at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Shay Gines, a Founding Executive Director of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, directs. This is the 50th anniversary of And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The play was originally produced in Los Angles in 1967, and in 1971 the comedy opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINAPhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RetellingsBWW Review: Top 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Retellings
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 14, 2017

Since we're celebrating A Week of Beauty and the Beast all week, of COURSE I want to tell you about my ten favorite retellings! Dive into these great novels while you count down to the new movie! Are you ready to see what I've come up with? (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINESF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed sopranoAnna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. In these rare appearances outside of Europe, Antonacci will perform "Elle," the distraught character at the heart of the opera and one of the soprano's most celebrated portrayals, along with a program of French art songs in the intimate, 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

HERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOXHERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 21 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2017. (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain ViewTheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville BalletBWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 FestivalRICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival 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. (more...)

Kennedy Center Shines a Spotlight on International DirectorsKennedy Center Shines a Spotlight on International Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts highlights the work of five of the theater's preeminent directors from across the globe: Robert Lepage, Carlos Diaz, Sulayman Al Bassam, Peter Brook, and Lev Dodin. Kennedy Center audiences will experience a theatrical feast of visionary productions of both classic and contemporary plays offering a truly global perspective on theater today. (more...)

A.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUMA.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

This spring, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Robert Lepage's internationally acclaimed play, Needles and Opium (March 30-April 23, 2017). (more...)

Nouveau Musee National de Monaco Releases DESIGNING DREAMS: A CELEBRATION OF LEON BAKST BookNouveau Musee National de Monaco Releases DESIGNING DREAMS: A CELEBRATION OF LEON BAKST Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Published to accompany the exhibition Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst at the Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, this volume, which gathers scientific contributions from leading researchers and art historians alongside in situ installation views, pays tribute to Leon Bakst, the greatest set designer of the modern era. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIESan Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. (more...)

Northrop Presents Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and Malandain Ballet BiarritzNorthrop Presents Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and Malandain Ballet Biarritz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Canada's Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and southern France's Malandain Ballet Biarritz make their debuts on the Carlson Family Stage presenting the gripping Betroffenheit and the classic La Belle et la Bete, respectively.  (more...)

Le Jean Cocteau to Present JULESWORKS FOLLIES #49: NOT QUITE VALENTINES EDITIONLe Jean Cocteau to Present JULESWORKS FOLLIES #49: NOT QUITE VALENTINES EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Julesworks Follies #49: Not Quite Valentines Edition will be on Sunday, February 12th, at 8 PM at Le Jean Cocteau.  (more...)

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