Jean Genet News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1910
Date Of Death:
April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place:
Paris, FRANCE
Gender:
Male
THIEF to Premiere at Brighton Fringe, 13-18 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Thief, a new piece of theatre exploring the transience of beauty, will premiere at the Brighton Fringe May 13- 18th, before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Theatre Y presents Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. in Chicago, May 7-June 1, 2014. Director Kevin V. Smith returns to the helm to bring a bold, dangerous, and emotionally rich dreamvision to Euripides' classic, having previously directed Theatre Y's wildly imaginative and experimental productions of Exiles and The Misunderstanding. (more...)

BWW Previews: Actors Theatre, Theatre [502], Savage Rose Announce 2014-2015 Seasons
by Todd Zeigler - Apr 03, 2014

2014-2015 season announcements from some of Louisville's most popular theater companies. (more...)

Sharif Atkins to Star in NBT and CTH's DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Actor Sharif Atkins ('White Collar,' 'Hawaii,' 'ER') will star as Clay in the co-production of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). The two theater companies are mounting the production 50 years after the March 1964 world premiere of the play at the Cherry Lane Theatre and in tribute to the late theater great Baraka, who died on January 9. Ambien Mitchell stars opposite Atkins as Lula and Lorenzo Scott joins the cast as the Conductor. Previews of the Carl Cofield-directed show begin on April 30 and run through May 2, and performances run from May 3 through May 23 at National Black Theatre in Harlem. (more...)

National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Following the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit '67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. The famed Harlem arts institutions will produce the 50th Anniversary revival of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) from April 30 to May 23, 2014. Carl Cofield will direct the revival. (more...)

2014 Lincoln Center Festival to Kick Off 7/7; Single Tickets On Sale 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale on March 31 for ALL Lincoln Center Festival presentations. The festival, which runs from July 7 through August 16, 2014, with performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries, and a co-presentation with Park Avenue Armory, will take place in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 25, 2014

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic in February 2015 to reprise her mesmerising performance as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's acclaimed production of Happy Days which sold out its first run in the Main House. David Beames returns to play Willie in a limited five-week run of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece. (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel & Charles L. Kerr Named Co-Chairs of PS122's Give Performance Space Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Performance Space 122, an East Village contemporary performance hub, announces the co-chairs of their Give Performance Space campaign, which coincides with the renovation of their over 30-year home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a capacity campaign to launch Performance Space 122's growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster. (more...)

Advance Tickets Now On Sale For Cate Blanchett In THE MAIDS
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 27, 2014

Hollywood superstar, current 2014 Academy Award nominee and respected stage stalwart Cate Blanchett brings her acclaimed performance in Jean Genet's THE MAIDS to Lincoln Center later this year for a special limited engagement and tickets are now on sale to friends of Lincoln Center. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Present 4th Installment of Hidden Classics Series with THE BALCONY, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater presents the fourth installment of this season's Hidden Classics Reading Series, THE BALCONY by French dramatist Jean Genet. A landmark of experimental theater and a profound meditation on power and illusion, THE BALCONY follows a group of patrons at an upscale brothel who role play as 'pillars of society' while a revolution rages outside in the surrounding city. As the insurrection spreads, the patrons begin to embody their roles more fervently in a counter-revolutionary effort to restore order and maintain the status quo. Cutting Ball Associate Artist David Sinaiko directs. (more...)

Broadway Vet & 'Waltons' Patriarch Ralph Waite Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Ralph Waite, best known as patriarch John Walton Sr. on the long-running 1970s TV series The Waltons, has passed away at his Palm Desert home on Thursday, February 13th. (more...)

Common Ground Theatre Small Series Presents THE MAIDS, Now thru 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Common Ground Theatre's Small Series will present Jean Genet's The Maids today, February 6-15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from tonight, February 4 - 9, 2014. (more...)

Common Ground Theatre Presents Jean Genet's THE MAIDS, 2/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Two maids plot the demise of their egotistical madame in this suspenseful and sexy French classic. The themes of class unrest and fame-seeking violence keep this script current as the audience is taken on a fantastical funhouse ride through the outsider world of Jean Genet. (more...)

HERE's CULTUREMART 2014 Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The OBIE-winning HERE kicks off CULTUREMART 2014 today, January 28. The event runs through February 9, 2014. In CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, as this annual festival offers a first look at live performance work in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) on their journey to mainstage productions. CULTUREMART 2014 serves up 13 adventurous workshop performances of new hybrid work that blurs the lines between theater, dance, music, multimedia, puppetry and visual art. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HERE's CULTUREMART 2014, Set for No thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The OBIE-winning HERE announces the line-up for CULTUREMART 2014, taking place today, January 28 - February 9. In CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, as this annual festival offers a first look at live performance work in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) on their journey to mainstage productions. CULTUREMART 2014 serves up 13 adventurous workshop performances of new hybrid work that blurs the lines between theater, dance, music, multimedia, puppetry and visual art. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers! (more...)

Common Ground Theatre Releases February Events Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014


Common Ground Theatre Small Series to Present THE MAIDS, 2/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Common Ground Theatre's Small Series will present Jean Genet's The Maids February 6-15 at 7:30pm. In this show, two maids plot the demise of their egotistical madame in this suspenseful and sexy French classic. The themes of class unrest and fame-seeking violence keep this script current as the audience is taken on a fantastical funhouse ride through the outsider world of Jean Genet. (more...)

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