Jean Genet News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1910
Date Of Death:
April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place:
Paris, FRANCE
Gender:
Male
Olympia Dukakis, Lily Rabe, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Appear in Red Bull Theater's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Eleventh Season will include a rare revival of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore along with an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings, including Dekker & Middleton's The Honest Whore, Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Love's Sacrifice, Baillie's De Montfort, Ludlam's Camille, Euripides's Hippolytos, Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Calderon's Life Is a Dream, Ibsen's The Wild Duck (a new version by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn), Beaumont & Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, Sheridan's The School For Scandal, with casts that include Olympia Dukakis, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe, Charlayne Woodard, Brian D'Arcy James, Rocco Sisto, Robert Cuccioli, Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, Arnie Burton, Tom Hewitt, Jennifer Ikeda, Christopher Innvar, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Rebecca Brooksher, Jeremy Shamos, Harris Yulin, Nick Westrate, Carson Elrod, and Jeanine Serralles, among others. (more...)

Alan Cumming Speaks Out for Scottish Independence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Alan Cumming, who is currently starring in Broadway's Cabaret, recently took a brief break from the show to campaign for a cause he has always been vocal about- Scottish independence. In today's New York Times, Cumming speaks out in his own op-ed about the issue. He writes: (more...)

BWW Preview: Savage Rose Names Interim Artistic Director
by Todd Zeigler - Aug 23, 2014

Louisville's resident classical theater company is getting a new face. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sydney Theatre Company's THE MAIDS Goes For Jocular Over Jugular
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2014

Genet's erotically intimate drama gets played for broad laughs in Benedict Andrews' production. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MAIDS at Lincoln Center Festival
by Review Roundups - Aug 09, 2014

Sydney Theatre Company returns to Lincoln Center Festival with Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki in Jean Genet's The Maids. The show opened last night, August 8, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company's THE MAIDS, Starring Cate Blanchett, Opens Tonight at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Sydney Theatre Company returns to Lincoln Center Festival with Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki in Jean Genet's The Maids. The show played two previews earlier this week and opens tonight, August 8, 2014. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company's THE MAIDS, Starring Cate Blanchett, Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Sydney Theatre Company returns to Lincoln Center Festival with Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki in Jean Genet's The Maids. The show plays two previews, tonight and tomorrow, August 6 and 7, for an opening on August 8, 2014. (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third 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 productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

HERE Sets 2014-15 Season: TRADE PRACTICES, BLOOWST WINDKU & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third 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 productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run through this Sunday, July 27. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Cooper Prepares for Next Phase of Theater Career
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 29, 2014

Kentucky Shakespeare's summer season closes on August 17 with Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company's critically acclaimed "King Lear," starring J. Barrett Cooper, the company's founder, as the titular king. It will be a swan song of sorts, for it will be Cooper's final performance with the company, and in Louisville - at least for the time being. (more...)

Etica Press Ltd Releases Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

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MOYRA DAVEY BOOK LAUNCH / THURSDAY 26, 7-9PM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Please join us in celebrating the release of Moyra Davey's new book Burn the Diaries published by Dancing Foxes Press. Moyra and novelist and translator Alison Strayer will read from their texts. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Returns with Free Summer Production of ROMEO N JULIET, 7/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run from July 5 through 27. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Joaquim Pinto Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details for the upcoming series A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto (more...)

Fandor Announces 2014 QUEER CINEMA SPOTLIGHT for Pride Month
by Movies News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Fandor, the leading curated subscription streaming service and home to the most extensive, expertly-curated LGBTQ library (available here), announces their 2014 Queer Cinema Spotlight for Pride Month. (more...)

THIEF Premieres at Brighton Fringe, Now thru 18 May
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

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

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