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Jean Cocteau

 
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Birth Place: Maisons-Laffitte, FRANCE

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[West End, 2022]
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Jean Cocteau Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Play
Jean Cocteau, Indiscretions

Jean Cocteau News

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Hold In-Person Book Celebration of Bernard-Marie Ko Photo Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Hold In-Person Book Celebration of Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center invites audiences to join them¬†TODAY,¬†Friday April 8 at 6 pm,¬†for a NY LIVE evening¬†at Villa Albertine | Cultural Services of the French Embassy¬†+ HowlRound zoom celebrating the Segal Center‚Äôs latest publication¬†Bernard-Marie Kolt√®s: Seven Plays; edited and with an introduction by scholar and translator Amin Erfani (Lehman College, CUNY)‚Äč. Free and open to the public; first come, first served.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Present Book Celebration for Bernard-Marie Koltès: Photo Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Present Book Celebration for Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center invites audiences on¬†Friday, April 8 at 6pm,¬†for a NY LIVE evening¬†at Villa Albertine | Cultural Services of the French Embassy¬†+ HowlRound zoom celebrating the Segal Center‚Äôs latest publication¬†Bernard-Marie Kolt√®s: Seven Plays; edited and with an introduction by scholar and translator Amin Erfani (Lehman College, CUNY)‚Äč. Free and open to the public; first come, first served.

Danielle De Niese to Star in LA VOIX HUMAINE Photo Danielle De Niese to Star in LA VOIX HUMAINE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 1, 2022

Actor, singer and television personality¬†Danielle de Niese¬†will star as ‚ÄėElle‚Äô in a new film of¬†LA VOIX HUMAINE, Jean Cocteau‚Äôs one-woman drama set to music by Francis Poulenc, shot on location in London and Paris.¬†Directed by¬†James Kent¬†(Aftermath,¬†Testament of Youth), with Cinematography from¬†Laurie Rose¬†(High Rise, Rebecca) and designed by¬†Peter Francis¬†(The Father, The Children Act) the film will have its UK premiere on BBC Two in the spring.

Peter Sellars Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2022 Photo Peter Sellars Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2022
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2022

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 61st annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2022.

Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson Photo Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2022

Read all the reviews and see what the critics had to say about two-time Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson starring in The Human Voice - the searing story of a woman's heartbreak over the course of a final phone call with her former lover.

BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 22, 2022

After two years of on and off isolation, connected to fellow humans by electronic devices alone, it is perhaps inevitable that Ivo van Hove has brought his adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice to the West End. This solo show focuses on a woman (played by Ruth Wilson) having one final phone conversation with her lover before he leaves her to marry someone else, contemplating the entire concept of communication through this particular medium.

Opera Parallele Presents the San Francisco Debut of JOHN HOLIDAY in April Photo Opera Parallele Presents the San Francisco Debut of JOHN HOLIDAY in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Special to the evening will be the¬†San Francisco debut¬†performance of critically acclaimed opera singer and finalist on NBC television‚Äôs hit show¬†The Voice, countertenor¬†John Holiday,¬†in a spectacular musical program spanning opera to pop, including the artist‚Äôs heartfelt interpretation of Harold Arlen‚Äôs immortal ‚ÄúOver the Rainbow.‚Ä̬†Kevin Korth¬†will be Holiday‚Äôs musical collaborator.

Book Tickets Now For THE HUMAN VOICE Starring Ruth Wilson Photo Book Tickets Now For THE HUMAN VOICE Starring Ruth Wilson
by Marianka Swain - Mar 18, 2022

We’ve never been more connected. We’ve never been more alone. Book tickets now for THE HUMAN VOICE

Aubrey Haddard Shares New Single 'Just a Wall' Photo Aubrey Haddard Shares New Single 'Just a Wall'
by Michael Major - Mar 15, 2022

New York City-based indie-pop singer-songwriter, Aubrey Haddard, announces her second LP, Awake And Talking, available for pre-order now, via Beverly Martel Records. 'Just A Wall,' arrives as the first single from the forthcoming LP, one that sets the tone for what's in store. Watch the music video for the new track now!

San Francisco Ballet To Present World Premieres By TOMASSON, WHEELDON, AND RHODEN Photo San Francisco Ballet To Present World Premieres By TOMASSON, WHEELDON, AND RHODEN
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022

This April, San Francisco Ballet will present three world premieres: Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's Harmony, Christopher Wheeldon's Finale Finale, and Dwight Rhoden's The Promised Land. Emerging from the twin pandemics of Covid-19 and the racial reckoning in the U.S., and celebrating the long career of Helgi Tomasson, these works continue SF Ballet's tradition of cultivating new works and perspectives.

Jean Cocteau Videos

Video: Charles Busch And Julie Halston Chat On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS VideoVideo: Charles Busch And Julie Halston Chat On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2019

WriterActor Charles Busch and his muse, Actor Julie Halston are guests on June's episode of THEATER: All the Moving Parts, on the television station of the City University of New York (CUNY TV). The show is now streaming at: tv.cuny.edushowtheaterallthemovingpartsPR2008111

BWW Interview: Choreographer Kirk Peterson and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by ARB at State T VideoBWW Interview: Choreographer Kirk Peterson and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by ARB at State Theatre NJ on 5/10
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2019

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) presents its highly anticipated world premiere, Beauty and the Beast, choreographed by the company's Resident Choreographer Kirk Peterson. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Peterson about his career and the show.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 4- WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Opens on Br VideoVIDEO: On This Day, November 4- WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Opens on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2017

Today we celebrate the Broadway production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, which opened on this day in 2010.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Andrea Burns led production of Born Yesterday, on stage October 29 November 12 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at NEEDLES AND OPIUM at A.C.T.
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

Jazz legend Miles Davis travels to Europe in 1949 to discover the pleasures of Paris, unlock his creativity, and find his heroine in Juliette Greco. At the same time, French filmmaker Jean Cocteau embarks on his own opium-fueled journey to New York. Individually, the stories are thrilling and heartbreaking, but what elevates this production is the extraordinary storytelling.

STAGE TUBE: Watch WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast Perform 'Madrid'
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, now playing at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig,Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley,Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. Below, watch as the cast sings the opening number, 'Madrid.'

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne & Cast of West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig,Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon,Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley,Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. Below, watch as the cast recordsmusic from the show in the studio!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Edinburgh International Festival 2013
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2013

The 2013 Edinburgh International Festival invites you to embark upon a journey inspired by the way technology seizes and shifts our perceptions of a world, translated by such visionaries as J S Bach, Samuel Beckett or Richard Burton, John Cage, Jean Cocteau or Francois Couperin, Leonardo da Vinci or Allen Ginsberg, Sergei Prokofiev or Nam June Paik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis or Frank Zappa. Click below to watch a trailer for this year's festival!

BWW TV Sneak Peek: Kudisch, Fry & Steggert in A MINISTER'S WIFE
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2011

Currently in previews, Lincoln Center Theater's production of A MINISTER'S WIFE, a new musical with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, based on Candida by George Bernard Shaw, conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, opens Sunday, May 8, at 6:45pm. The cast for A MINISTER'S WIFE features Liz Baltes, Kate Fry, Drew Gehling, Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert. Here's a first look at a montage from the production!

STAGE TUBE: Jude Law Hosts 'Saturday Night Live'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2010

Film and stage actor Jude Law played host on 'Saturday Night Live' on Saturday, March 13, where he performed the opening monologue, and a sketch later on in the show, referencing his recent stint on Broadway in 'Hamlet'.


Jean Cocteau Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jean Cocteau written?
Jean Cocteau has written 2 shows including The Eagle Has Two Heads (Playwright), Indiscretions (Playwright).

What awards has Jean Cocteau been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Indiscretions .