Jean Genet News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
Gender: Male
The New Museum Releases Schedule of Upcoming Exhibitions for Fall 2015The New Museum Releases Schedule of Upcoming Exhibitions for Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Currently, the New Museum is presenting the first major New York surveys of work by Sarah Charlesworth (through September 20) and Albert Oehlen (through September 13) as well as a new Lobby Gallery installation by Leonor Antunes (through September 6) and an exhibition co-curated with Taipei Contemporary Art Center (through September 6). The Museum is pleased to announce our schedule of exhibitions, residencies, and initiatives for 2015/2016 below. Please note, additional shows for spring 2016 will be announced this fall.   (more...)

Two Plays by William Inge Set for Bridge Street Theatre This AugustTwo Plays by William Inge Set for Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre present THE KILLING and THE LOVE DEATH, Two Short Plays by William Inge, August 14-23, 2015. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for Broadway-Bound THE GIN GAME, with James Earl Jones & Cicely TysonTickets Now Available for Broadway-Bound THE GIN GAME, with James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com for 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.   The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood) opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin Friday, September 18.  The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016.  (more...)

HERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & MoreHERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

HERE announces its 2015-2016 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist productions, an Artistic Director production, the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary works in HERE's 2015-2016 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE GIN GAMEUp on the Marquee: THE GIN GAME
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 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, will begin previews on Friday, September 18. The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood) opens Tuesday, October 13 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. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE TEMPEST, Starring Ron Cephas Jones, to Open This SundayClassical Theatre of Harlem's THE TEMPEST, Starring Ron Cephas Jones, to Open This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE TEMPEST, part of Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH)'s 15th anniversary season, will open this Sunday, July 5. (more...)

THE GIN GAME Broadway Revival Sets Pre-Sale, General on Sale Ticket DatesTHE GIN GAME Broadway Revival Sets Pre-Sale, General on Sale Ticket Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Pre-sale for Citi cardmembers and Audience Rewards members has been announced for 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. The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood) opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Previews begin Friday, September 18. The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.  One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).  (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE TEMPEST, 7/3-26Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE TEMPEST, 7/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The 15th anniversary season of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director) continues with CTH's free, summer, uptown production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, presented in partnership with City Parks Foundation's SummerStage festival. The Carl Cofield-directed production, which stars New York theater and Broadway veteran Ron Cephas Jones, will transform the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park into an enchanted Caribbean island where the magic takes flight, with an elaborate aerial design elements planned. The third annual CTH Under the Stars presentation holds previews on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run from July 5 through 26. (more...)

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH at Bridge Street Theatre, June 11-21, 2015.  The production, directed and designed by John Sowle, features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE, 10/15-1/10The National Portrait Gallery Presents GIACOMETTI: PURE PRESENCE, 10/15-1/10
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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...)

Breaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAMEBreaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will share a Broadway stage for the first time in almost fifty years in a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood).  The production opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin September 21. (more...)

New Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary SeasonNew Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) announces plans for its landmark 2015 season. The Harlem-based American theatre company will present its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert this spring, featuring songs from the eagerly anticipated musical Witness Uganda, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for Musical Theater; a free summer production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest; and the winter holiday world premiere of a new CTH-commissioned musical, The First Noel. (more...)

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next WeekHamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Red Bull Theater's next Revelation Reading, John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe, along with Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi, Kate Skinner, and more, will take place March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This SpringCircle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR will preview on Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The next Revelation Reading, Euripides' HIPPOLYTOS, directed by Ted Pappas with Olympia Dukakis, Laila Robins, Robert Cuccioli, Clifton Duncan, Gina Daniels, Phillipe Bowgen, Catherine Gowl, Lara Hillier, January LaVoy, Deanne Lorette, Bhavesh Patel, Jean Tafler, and Edward James Hyland, will take place Monday, February 16th at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed CelebrationPhoto: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed Celebration
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming marked his 50th birthday by hosting a dance party at New York's EZ Studios. (more...)

Theatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOWTheatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Text by: Federico Garcia Lorca, William Carlos Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Jean Genet, Bertolt Brecht, Willie Lynch, Edward Lear, and Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (more...)

CALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-BroadwayCALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Coming up next off-Broadway - Calderon's Life Is A Dream, directed by Matthew Rauch and starring Steven Boyer, Clifton Duncan, Zoe Kazan, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Jay O. Sanders, Thom Sesma, Nick Westrate, and more on Monday, February 2nd at SoHo Playhouse. Plus, it's your last chance to see Red Bull Theater's finale of its three-part series in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society: Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. See John Ford's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, a film by Roland Joffe, on Sunday, January 25th at the SVA Theatre. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reunite with 'Bountiful' Director Michael Wilson in ROOTS-Inspired FilmCicely Tyson to Reunite with 'Bountiful' Director Michael Wilson in ROOTS-Inspired Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Cicely Tyson will reunite with stage director Michael Wilson, who directed her in the recent Broadway revival of The Trip To Bountiful for which she won a Tony Award as Best Actress, in a new feature film (more...)

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