Jean Genet News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
Gender: Male
The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Kit Harington to Lead DOCTOR FAUSTUS in the West End; Jamie Lloyd to DirectKit Harington to Lead DOCTOR FAUSTUS in the West End; Jamie Lloyd to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the title role in an anarchic production of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, from 9th April 2016. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Christopher Marlowe's masterwork, with two acts by Colin Teevan, will preview from Monday 9th April 2016, booking until Saturday 4th June. (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2016

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, ends its limited run today, January 10, 2016. THE GIN GAME opened on October 14 at the Golden Theatre. In honor of the show's final curtain, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Jobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This SpringJobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Jobsite Theater is making a substitution within the 2015-16 season, replacing Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with another classic in Jean Genet's unequivocally literate 1947 play THE MAIDS. This production runs the same dates scheduled for A&C, April 29 - May 22, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

LPAC Stages World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, Now thru 11/14LPAC Stages World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, Now thru 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), an emerging destination for international work-work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location-is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by acclaimed Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin,LPAC'S Assistant Artistic Director. Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of 'otherness' rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which mark's the playwright's U.S. debut, tonight, November 5, through November 14. (more...)

Barbara Vann, Medicine Show Founder and Artistic Director, Passes AwayBarbara Vann, Medicine Show Founder and Artistic Director, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

With profound sadness Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, announces the death of co-founder and artistic director, Obie Award-winner Barbara Vann. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Print Screen EventsFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Print Screen Events
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today details for upcoming events in Print Screen, a recurring series bridging the worlds of cinema and literature where authors present films that complement and inspire their work, followed by discussions and book signings. (more...)

LPAC to Stage World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, 11/5-14LPAC to Stage World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, 11/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), an emerging destination for international work-work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location-is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by acclaimed Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin,LPAC'S Assistant Artistic Director. Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of "otherness" rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which mark's the playwright's U.S. debut, November 5 - 14. (more...)

William Burroughs' CUT-UP Experiments Inspire 11 Composers' New Vocal Works, 10/16 at The StoneWilliam Burroughs' CUT-UP Experiments Inspire 11 Composers' New Vocal Works, 10/16 at The Stone
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Experiments in Opera -- the composer-driven collective with an air of mad scientists in the lab -- opens its 2015-16 season with the premiere of 11 new commissions for ensemble and voice in The Travel Agency is On Fire: Burroughs Cuts Up the Great Bards, presented Today, October 16, 2015 at the East Village avant-garde haven The Stone. Two sets take place at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Each set features different songs. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GIN GAME with James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson & More!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GIN GAME with James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 15, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opened last night, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the opening night party with Jones and Tyson below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Celebrate Opening Night of THE GIN GAME!Photo Coverage: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Celebrate Opening Night of THE GIN GAME!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 15, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opened last night, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE GIN GAMEPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE GIN GAME
by Walter McBride - Oct 15, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opened last night, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Oct 15, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winnersJames Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opened last night, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows! (more...)

National Portrait Gallery to Display Exclusive GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE Exhibit, 10/15National Portrait Gallery to Display Exclusive GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE Exhibit, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by the twentieth-century artist Alberto Giacometti opens at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 15 October. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Opens GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE Exhibition TodayThe National Portrait Gallery Opens GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE Exhibition Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by Alberto Giacometti is to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today, hours after a sculpture of the Swiss artist sold for millions of dollars at an auction in New York, making him the world's most highly prized modern sculptor. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE MAIDS, at the Alexander Upstairs this NovemberMeet the Cast of THE MAIDS, at the Alexander Upstairs this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Jean Genet's classic play, THE MAIDS, will be revived in a brand new staging by Philip Rademeyer, writer and director, and co-founder of the award-winning theatre collective, Rust Co-Operative. Presented by Wessel Pretorius, THE MAIDS will preview early in November 2015, with a full run commencing later that month. Meet the cast that will bring Genet's seductive and terrifying drama to life at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre. (more...)

THE GIN GAME, Starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, Opens on BroadwayTHE GIN GAME, Starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, Opens on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, THE GIN GAME, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opens tonight, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Play THE GIN GAME on BroadwayPhoto Flash: James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Play THE GIN GAME on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, opens tomorrow, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jean Genet's THE MAIDS to Play Alexander Upstairs This NovemberJean Genet's THE MAIDS to Play Alexander Upstairs This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

THE MAIDS, by Jean Genet, will run at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre, presented by Wessel Pretorius and directed by Philip Rademeyer this November. (more...)

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