Isabelle Adjani In Search of America

After a few forgettable roles in Hollywood in the 1980s and 1990s, Isabelle Adjani is back in the United States. The French actress shines in Opening Night, an adaptation of John Cassavetes’s movie which premiered in Paris last May, at the FIAF in New York from September 12-14. Isabelle Adjani’s whole life is reflected in Agnès, the role she played in...

France on Broadway: Sex, Romance, and Barricades

There are now countless musicals inspired by France, including The French Maid, the show to watch in 1897, Les Miz, Amélie, and Moulin Rouge!, which opens on Broadway on July 25. Is this frenzy homage or caricature? Even the critics are out on this one, as France has inspired both Broadway’s greatest successes and its biggest flops. Broadway adapted the English comedy The...

“Isabelle Huppert Is One of the Few French Actresses To Perform in English”

Florian Zeller, 39, is the French writer with the most works adapted for the stage in the United States. The Mother is the first instalment of a familial trilogy and is currently playing at the Linda Gross Theater in Manhattan, starring Isabelle Huppert. Written in 2010, the play portrays the life of a woman gripped by loneliness after her children...

David Serero: “I Want to Take the Americans to the French Opera”

In an effort to make opera more popular, French baritone David Serero is blending genres. From April 12 through 22, he will be presenting a "jazzy" version of Cyrano de Bergerac in New York. One foot in the classics, and the other in creative whimsy. The French singer, stage director, and producer has been living in New York for three...

Ariane Mnouchkine: A Room in India

Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil are icons of popular theater in France, and will be presenting their latest production, A Room in India, in New York from December 5 to 20, 2017. Audiences can expect a comedy combining eastern influences and references to Charlie Chaplin. For 13 consecutive nights, the 75 members of the Théâtre du Soleil will...[Subscriber]

Bilingual Students in Brooklyn Pay Homage to Refugees

French theater troupe L’Oiseau Bleu will be supporting refugees all over the world by performing a play with the students at the Boerum Hill School for International Studies in Brooklyn on June 6 and 17, 2017. May 13, 1939. Some 937 German Jews boarded the Saint-Louis ocean liner in Hamburg. The passengers were fleeing Nazism and the looming threat of war,...

Georges Bigot Stages “Macbeth” in Chicago

French actor and stage director Georges Bigot is presenting a modern adaptation of Macbeth in Chicago until December 4, 2016. Renowned for his role at the Théâtre du Soleil in Paris in the 1980s, Bigot has been working on this Shakespearian project for the last year with a local company called Theatre Y. France-Amérique: How did you begin working with...