Jean Giraudoux News

 

Jean Giraudoux News

Date of Birth: October 29, 1882
Date of Death: January 31, 1944 (61)
Birth Place: Bellac, FRANCE
Gender: Male
Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, GirardouxPromethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York TheatreBWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2017

Listening to the original Broadway cast album of Jerry Herman's 1969 entry, DEAR WORLD, it's almost unimaginable to think you're hearing the score of a show that shuttered on Broadway after less than four months worth of performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLDPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the final of three presentations in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

First Look: Tyne Daly Takes the Stage in the Mad, Passionate Tale DEAR WORLDFirst Look: Tyne Daly Takes the Stage in the Mad, Passionate Tale DEAR WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. The final presentation of the three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series features Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos) as Constance, Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as Gabrielle,and Lenny Wolpe (Wicked) as The Sewerman, with Dewey Caddell (Finian's Rainbow) as The Sergeant, J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis) as President 2, Ben Cherry (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Waiter, Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Co.) as President 3, Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) as Nina, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as Julian, Peter Land (My Fair Lady) as President 1, Gordon Stanley (Ragtime) as The Prospector, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (The Nutty Professor) as The Mute. Stage Manager is Kimothy Cruse, with Assistant Stage Manager Shanna Allison. Directed by Michael Montel(director of twenty preview Musicals in Mufti presentations including Dear World, Take Me Along, and A Time for Singing), with music direction by Christopher McGovern (Cagney). PerCasting for the series is by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

DEAR WORLD Starring Tyne Daly Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre CompanyDEAR WORLD Starring Tyne Daly Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company, Starring Tyne DalyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company, Starring Tyne Daly
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry-not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers-the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre CompanyAlison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Regional Premiere of THE ENCHANTED at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5Regional Premiere of THE ENCHANTED at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Described as '...a fascinating, absorbing adventure... full of grace and wit,' Jean Giraudoux's mercurial, magical meditation on life and death previews Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8, opens Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm and runs through Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Cast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGECast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill - text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein - the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

MILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre CompanyMILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the first of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1961 musical Milk and Honey, with book by Don Appell, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. A friendly reminder that performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 28, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 5, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEYMark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre CompanyTony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced six-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR WORLD Concert Reading Beguiles at VPACBWW Review: DEAR WORLD Concert Reading Beguiles at VPAC
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2016

Great works of literature are often beautifully adapted into opera and ballet. Think of Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, to name just one. Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot is also tremendously passionate and digs deep into the female psyche, producing emotional rhythms that lend themselves to music. Whereas Lorca's work concentrates on sexual repression, Giraudoux's is more romantic and... goes a step further into the realm of championing a cause, a desire to right human wrongs and change the world. (more...)

Tyne Daly Leads DEAR WORLD in Concert Tonight at Valley Performing Arts CenterTyne Daly Leads DEAR WORLD in Concert Tonight at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI SeriesVIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts CenterTyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 19, 2016

We go around our Broadway World to feature France as our newest International spotlight. Below, we round up the top 10 theatre companies in France. Check out the list below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Saves the World in Style at Avant BardBWW Reviews: MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Saves the World in Style at Avant Bard
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 12, 2015

Countess Aurelie and her fellow madwomen are back to save Chaillot, Paris and the world in a stylishly realized theatrical tour-de-force. As directed by Christopher Henley, WSC Avant Bard's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT is a feast for the eyes and ears. The production, in an exciting and vibrant translation by Laurence Senelick, also feeds the soul as a reminder of how precious our fragile earth really is and how important it is for someone, anyone, to take a stand to protect it. This MADWOMAN is also brilliantly acted from the members of the quirky ensemble to the queen bee herself, Countess Aurelie, effortlessly brought to life by Avant Bard company member Cam Magee. (more...)

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