Jean Genet News

 

Jean Genet News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
Gender: Male
DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar StudiosDOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Final casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Laura Carmichael will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERSClassical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents Arts and Activism Festival THIS IS NOT NORMALThe Brick Theater Presents Arts and Activism Festival THIS IS NOT NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This Is Not Normal is an arts festival at The Brick. Replete with plays, puppetry and performance works, as well as weekly cabarets and calls to action, the festival aims to remind us of the reality we live in and the reality we are moving towards. (more...)

The Museum of Performance and Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason ChapelThe Museum of Performance and Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason Chapel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Museum of Performance + Design announces a special staged reading of Oedipus The King directed by JAMIE LYONS at Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017. The reading is programmed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival taking place at Fort Mason, May 25 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Amy Gwilliam and Sophie Larsmon Bring MUMMY Back to LondonAmy Gwilliam and Sophie Larsmon Bring MUMMY Back to London
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Inspired by the death of her own mother - TV comedy director Liddy Oldroyd (Drop the Dead Donkey, Gimme Gimme Gimme) - comedienne Amy Gwilliam brings Mummy back to London. To the cabaret, where she belongs. (more...)

Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere, Soho Rep. commission of Richard Maxwell's Samara through May 14. (more...)

Museum of Performance + Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason ChapelMuseum of Performance + Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Museum of Performance + Design announces a special staged reading of Oedipus The King directed by JAMIE LYONS at Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017. The reading is programmed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival taking place at Fort Mason, May 25 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to Bring Padraic Lillis' 'HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN' to IRT TheaterStable Cable Lab Co. to Bring Padraic Lillis' 'HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN' to IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Stable Cable Lab Co. will present a limited engagement of Padraic Lillis' solo show Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Doing to Do About Sally? directed by Scott Illingworth at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B). (more...)

The Laudanum Project Presents THE BABY FARMERThe Laudanum Project Presents THE BABY FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

South Australia's strongest festival of the unusual has the honor of helping unveil their most ominous exhibitors so far. The Baby Farmer, a confronting yet ambitious work by Australia's most bizarre performers, The Laudanum Project, is here. Presented in a variety of medias (performance, fine art exhibition, and art-based book distributed worldwide by Australia's most powerful small-press publisher) this story of a helpless child and her unbalanced mother forms an ever-shifting musical tapestry, a tale of destiny, lost innocence, and the nature of evil. (more...)

The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGESTThe Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

BWW Review: SWIFTIES, Theatre N16BWW Review: SWIFTIES, Theatre N16
by Gary Naylor - Mar 2, 2017

Swifties examines the obsessive nature of fandom, as dress-up and role play turns into something much more sinister in this reinvention of Jean Genet's The Maids. (more...)

La MaMa and L'Atelier Theatre Present THE MAIDS, Beginning TonightLa MaMa and L'Atelier Theatre Present THE MAIDS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Every night the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they have taken a step into reality. They have plotted against Monsieur and have gotten him arrested by the police. Family and class wars unfold.  (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS TodayAMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

Coney Island USA to Present International Culture Lab's 2nd Annual CONEY ISLAND BUTOH AND BEYONDConey Island USA to Present International Culture Lab's 2nd Annual CONEY ISLAND BUTOH AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Coney Island is famous for its historical exhibitions of living forms - human, non-human 'and beyond.' Displaying everything from 'freaks, geeks and human curiosities' - both individual and collective; from the Lilliputian Village ('Midget City'), to the Filipino Igorot tribe that was transplanted from the Philippines to perform their rituals, to the ten-in-one circus sideshows. (more...)

World Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust present Philip Glass & Foday Musa SusoWorld Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust present Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

This event, presented by World Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust, is one of the highlights of the Glass @ 80 celebrations around the world. Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso famously collaborated on the album The Screens (composed as music for a production of the play by Jean Genet), the score for the film Powaqqatsi, and on the concert work Orion. At National Sawdust, the two artists will come together again for an intimate and collaborative performance. The show will include two special guests: percussionist Asher Delerme and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. (more...)

American Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival SeasonAmerican Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 38th Summer Festival Season, June 10 - October 22, 2017, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of visiting Chicago director and Jeff Award-winner William Brown taking on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in APT's newly renovated flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Every night the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they have taken a step into reality. They have plotted against Monsieur and have gotten him arrested by the police. Family and class wars unfold.  (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire JubileeTop Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

A New Play about Taylor Swift, Instagram and Having No Money at Theatre N16 this MarchA New Play about Taylor Swift, Instagram and Having No Money at Theatre N16 this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Swifties is a bold new adaptation of Jean Genet's play The Maids, exploring the alienating and destructive effect that poverty, celebrity fetishism and social media can have on the lives of normal people. Swifties is written by Tom Stenton and directed by Luke Davies (The Chemsex Monologues, The HIV Monologues). (more...)

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