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Jean Genet

 
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Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)

Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Playwright

 

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Productions

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Jean Genet Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Jean GenetThe Screens
 
Obie Awards - 1961 - Best New American Play Gold Star
Jean Genet , The Blacks
 
Obie Awards - 1960 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Jean Genet, The Balcony

Jean Genet News

Alexander Zuccaro Makes His Official Stage Debut At The Rogue Theatre Festival Photo Alexander Zuccaro Makes His Official Stage Debut At The Rogue Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

Alexander Zuccaro (Billy Eicher/Judd Apatow's Bros, CBS's The Good Fight, and Father John Misty music video for ‚ÄúKiss Me‚ÄĚ) makes his stage debut as the Second Man in John Debenedetto's sketch comedy BlackBox SandBox.

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines Unveils 2022-2023 Season Photo La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines Unveils 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines unveils today its entire 2022-2023 season. As usual, this 32nd season will be faithful to its mandate, open to hybrid and transversal forms by offering a panoramic vision of creation, in all its diversity: 

Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Classical Theatre Of Harlem Photo Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Classical Theatre Of Harlem
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a professional theater company that has brought audiences Black artistic excellence for over two decades, announced casting today for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem July 5-29.

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.

THE VAGRANT TRILOGY Extends at The Public Theater Photo THE VAGRANT TRILOGY Extends at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY on Friday, April 8 with a Joseph Papp Free Performance, after the cancellation of the 2020 production just five days before the first performance and a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: A Guide To Rikers Island and A Hamilton Landmark You May Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: A Guide To Rikers Island and A Hamilton Landmark You May Have Missed
by Michael Dale - Mar 27, 2022

Notes on Rich Roy's autobiographical A White Man's Guide To Rikers Island, Sam Chanse's 'what you are now' and a Hamilton-related theatre landmark on St. Marks Place.

Performance Space New York Announces Spring 2022 Season Photo Performance Space New York Announces Spring 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

Performance Space New York today announced its Spring 2022 season, featuring Puppies Puppies (Jade Guarano Kuriki-Olivo) with ALANI, China Black, Dani Davis, Lexii Foxx, Kaiya, Kammy-Rae, and Alethia Rael (Award Ceremony: March 4; Group Exhibition: March 11-April 17); Storyboard P (April 7-8) and more.

Joanna Pickering's Trilogy TRUTH LIES AND DECEPTION Premieres in Paris Photo Joanna Pickering's Trilogy TRUTH LIES AND DECEPTION Premieres in Paris
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

Pickering's Trilogy: Truth, Lies and Deception will have its premier at Le Pavé d’Orsay Theatre in the heart of Paris on December 16th. The trilogy contains three short plays Cat and Mouse, Sylvie and Sly and Beach Break.

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by Gigi Gervais - Dec 2, 2021

Jean Genet Videos

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meye VideoVIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meyers
by Macon Prickett - Mar 14, 2018

Alan Cumming talks about Instinct and how proud he is to play the first openly gay lead character on a network television drama series.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GIN GAME with James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 15, 2015

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, opened last night, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the opening night party with Jones and Tyson below!

BWW TV: Watch James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson in Just-Released TV Spot for THE GIN GAME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2015

VIDEO: First Look - Cate Blanchett & More in All-New CINDERELLA Trailer!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 11, 2015

Walt Disney Studios has just released an all new trailer from the spectacular new live action film CINDERELLA, opening in theaters March 13, 2015! Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks CABARET, New Memoir & More on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Cicely Tyson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Cicely Tyson, who won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her portrayal of Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.

STAGE TUBE: George Lopez Saves Alan Cumming's Life
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2010

In the following interview, stage and screen star Alan Cumming sits down with George Lopez to chat about how George saved his life. Click below to wath the video!


Jean Genet Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jean Genet been nominated for?
Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Screens Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for The Blacks and Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for The Balcony .

What awards has Jean Genet won?
Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Screens Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for The Blacksand Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for The Balcony.