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Jean Genet News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1910
Date Of Death:
April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place:
Paris, FRANCE
Gender:
Male
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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...)

West End's FIREWORKS Announces Full Cast, Featuring Saleh BakriWest End's FIREWORKS Announces Full Cast, Featuring Saleh Bakri
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Casting is announced today for Fireworks (????? ?????) a new play by Palestinian playwright and poet Dalia Tala. Directed by the Royal Court's International Associate Richard Twyman and set in Palestine, the play is inspired by recent events in Gaza and gives new insight to the impact of war on childhood. The Royal Court has been working in Palestine since 1998, the first workshop was held at the Paradise hotel in Bethlehem and led by playwright Stephen Jeffreys, director Phyllida Lloyd and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Fireworks has been developed with The Royal Court International Department over the last two years, and marks the first full production by an emerging Palestinian playwright which has been developed and staged by the company. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for 2015 Film Comment SelectsFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for 2015 Film Comment Selects
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine's essential, eclectic festival, taking place February 20 - March 5, 2015. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in JanuaryRed Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced a new three-part collaboration with the Shakespeare Society exploring Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. The series includes a Shakespeare Society major member event (open to the public) and two film screenings. All three events will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) part of the School of Visual Arts. For more information and tickets, visit RedBullTheater.com (more...)

American Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry TallmerAmerican Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry Tallmer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

As previously reported, Village Voice theatre writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer passed away earlier this week on, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to the New York Times, Village Voice writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer, passed away yesterday, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre Takes REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour This MonthTrap Door Theatre Takes REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

The Trap Door Theatre is proud to announce that they will embark on a 5 city tour to France with last season's production of Regarding the Just on November 1st. REGARDING THE JUST, translated and adapted by Pascal Collin and Nicholas Le Guevel from Albert Camus' Les Justes, will be directed by Valery Warnotte. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Take REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour, Beginning Nov 1Trap Door Theatre to Take REGARDING THE JUST on Five-City French Tour, Beginning Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Trap Door Theatre is proud to announce that they will embark on a 5 city tour to France with last season's production of Regarding the Just on November 1st. REGARDING THE JUST, translated and adapted by Pascal Collin and Nicholas Le Guevel from Albert Camus' Les Justes, will be directed by Valery Warnotte. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks CABARET, New Memoir & More on 'The View'VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks CABARET, New Memoir & More on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Alan Cumming stopped by THE VIEW this week to talk about his role on CBS's The Good Wife as well as his current return to the stage in Broadway's CABARET. (more...)

THE MAIDS' THE MAIDS to Play Abrons Arts CenterTHE MAIDS' THE MAIDS to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Mainds' The Maids, director Kathryn Hamilton and artists from her company Sister Sylvester have partnered with domestic household workers in New York City to devise a response to Jean Genet's notorious 1947 one-act The Maids. (more...)

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