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
Additional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar StudiosAdditional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Bertie Carvel, Jonathan Broadbent and Marc Wootton in a reading of Jean Genet's play Splendid's as well as a Genet and David Bowie-inspired evening of drag performances and music in the latest Traf Extras events designed to bring audiences closer to the onstage action. Each event will take place after that evening's performance of The Maids, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, runs now through May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. DEATHWATCH stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed byGeraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Toby Jones & Juliet Stevenson to Lead PLACEPRINTS at Print Room at the CoronetToby Jones & Juliet Stevenson to Lead PLACEPRINTS at Print Room at the Coronet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of PlacePrints. Print Room at the Coronet is proud to welcome Toby Jones and Juliet Stevenson leading the company in a semi-staged production of four new dramatic works by David Rudkin, inspired by British rural landscapes and presented in associated with East Midlands touring theatre company New Perspectives. Jack McNamara also directs Richard Lynch, Hugh Ross and Frances Tomelty. The readings will take place over two nights and also complements Rudkin's new translation of Jean Genet's Deathwatch which is on at the Print Room at the Coronet from 11 April - 7 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Jobsite Theater's THE MAIDSPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Jobsite Theater's THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Jobsite Theater offers up a sexy and smart classic in Jean Genet's unequivocally literate 1947 play THE MAIDS, playing April 29 - May 22, 2016 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and MorePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, runs from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. DEATHWATCH stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Programa Talleres de Dramaturgia, Royal Court Theatre en LatinoamericaPrograma Talleres de Dramaturgia, Royal Court Theatre en Latinoamerica
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Informamos que esta abierta la convocatoria para participar del Programa Talleres de Dramaturgia Royal Court Theatre en Latinoamerica, que por primera vez se desarrollara en tres ciudades -Buenos Aires, Montevideo y Santiago de Chile- a lo largo de dos años. El Royal Court Theatre (Reino Unido) busca promover -a traves del International Playwrights Programme- el trabajo de dramaturgos emergentes de todo el mundo. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

Simon Dodd's PLAYTHING Comes to The Depot TheatreSimon Dodd's PLAYTHING Comes to The Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

After a highly acclaimed but brief outing at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival, absurdist one-act comedy PLAYTHING by multi-awarding winning Australian comedy writer Simon Dodd comes to The Depot Theatre in Marrickville as part of their 2016 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAYVIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The legendary actress stopped by TODAY to talk about the many groundbreaking roles she's played over the years and the ongoing struggle to have better minority representation in film. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print RoomDanny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2016

The full cast is announced for the final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. Deathwatch stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. The Coronet is also working with playwright David Rudkin on complementary activity around the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton, Laura Carmichael and More Celebrate THE MAIDS Opening in LondonPhoto Flash: Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton, Laura Carmichael and More Celebrate THE MAIDS Opening in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company's first production of 2016 is the full-throttle UK premiere of a contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's masterpiece, THE MAIDS - not seen in the West End for 20 years. Director Jamie Lloyd has assembled a powerhouse trio of actors, including double Emmy Award-winning Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), to tackle this explosive psycho-drama. The company just celebrated opening night, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERTony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cicely Tyson will reprise her role of Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother Ophelia in an upcoming episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (more...)

Photo: First Look at Uzo Aduba in The Jamie Lloyd Company's THE MAIDSPhoto: First Look at Uzo Aduba in The Jamie Lloyd Company's THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the first image released of double Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) starring in Jean Genet's masterpiece, THE MAIDS.  Check it out below! (more...)

DON'T MISS: Uzo Aduba Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 15 2016DON'T MISS: Uzo Aduba Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 15 2016
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2016

The Maids, Trafalgar Studios Jamie Lloyd has enlisted a cracking trio of actresses to take on this contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's psychological thriller. Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Dowton Abbey) join forces to explore sex, murder and class. (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Kit Harington to Lead DOCTOR FAUSTUS in the West End; Jamie Lloyd to DirectKit Harington to Lead DOCTOR FAUSTUS in the West End; Jamie Lloyd to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the title role in an anarchic production of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, from 9th April 2016. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Christopher Marlowe's masterwork, with two acts by Colin Teevan, will preview from Monday 9th April 2016, booking until Saturday 4th June. (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2016

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, ends its limited run today, January 10, 2016. THE GIN GAME opened on October 14 at the Golden Theatre. In honor of the show's final curtain, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Jobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This SpringJobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Jobsite Theater is making a substitution within the 2015-16 season, replacing Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with another classic in Jean Genet's unequivocally literate 1947 play THE MAIDS. This production runs the same dates scheduled for A&C, April 29 - May 22, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

LPAC Stages World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, Now thru 11/14LPAC Stages World Premiere of PRIVATOPIA, Now thru 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), an emerging destination for international work-work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location-is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by acclaimed Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin,LPAC'S Assistant Artistic Director. Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of 'otherness' rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which mark's the playwright's U.S. debut, tonight, November 5, through November 14. (more...)

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