Mantei and Poubelle to Succeed Brook and Rosan at Paris' Theatre des Bouffes du Nord

News   Mantei and Poubelle to Succeed Brook and Rosan at Paris' Theatre des Bouffes du Nord Peter Brook will step down as director of Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris in 2010, according to The New York Times.

Brook and his co-director, Micheline Rosan, will be succeeded by Opera-Comique director Olivier Mantei and theatre entrepreneur Olivier Poubelle. The 83-year-old Brook, who co-founded The Centre for International Theatre Creations, began his lengthy tenure at the Paris venue in 1974.

Brook's production of The Grand Inquisitor, which debuted at The Centre for International Theatre Creations/Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, played Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop this past fall.

The London-born Brook has won two Tony Awards, for his direction of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1971) and The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1966). He was also Tony-nominated for his direction of Irma La Douce (1961) and The Visit (1959).