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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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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...)

DVR ALERT: Alan Cumming Visits Today's LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAELDVR ALERT: Alan Cumming Visits Today's LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Be sure to tune in for this week's 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' when hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan sit down with another seasoned Broadway veteran. Cabaret star ALAN CUMMING stops by today, October 8, 2014 to discuss his memoir, 'Not My Father's Son.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

CABARET's Alan Cumming Bares All for 2015 Broadway Cares Charity CalendarCABARET's Alan Cumming Bares All for 2015 Broadway Cares Charity Calendar
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Don't tell Mama, but according to the New York Post's Page Six, CABARET star Alan Cumming has bared all for an upcoming calendar to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Lily Rabe, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Appear in Red Bull Theater's 11th SeasonOlympia 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 IndependenceAlan 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...)

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

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of 'Imagining O' at Peak Performances, today, September 10, through September 13. (more...)

BWW Preview: Savage Rose Names Interim Artistic DirectorBWW 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...)

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