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Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then heís offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday.

Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.

Killing my enemies is easy. The challenge is to change the way they think, to control their minds. And I think I controlled yours pretty well. In years to come, Iíll be able to say: Bulgakov? Yeah, we even trained him. He gave up. He saw the light. We broke him, we can break anybody. Itís man versus monster, Mikhail. And the monster always wins.

John Hodgeís blistering new play depicts a lethal game of cat and mouse through which the appalling compromises and humiliations inflicted on any artist by those with power are held up to scrutiny.

Following its successful run in the Cottesloe Theatre, Collaborators is transferring to the Olivier Theatre on April 30 for a limited run.

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GREAT COMET's Dave Malloy Among 2017 Residents at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its 2017 season, which will support artists, activists and changemakers through its residency programs: The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium, Creative Residency, Institutional Residency and inaugural Film Lab and Playwriting Mentorship Residency. (more...)

Akoustis Technologies' CEO Jeff Shealy to Attend the Oppenheimer Emerging Growth Conference on May 16, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017


2017 Madison Square Music: ABOVE GROUND and SUMMER NIGHTS Lineups Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced the 2017 Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground and Summer Nights lineups on Wednesdays, July 12 through August 16. (more...)

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini Lead Nominations for CMT MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Breakout stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett will face off against country music heavyweight Keith Urban at the fan-voted 2017 CMT MUSIC AWARDS,hosted by Nashville's Charles Esten, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Babes With Blades Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) proudly announces its 20th Anniversary Season, Origins, consisting of two full productions and three developing scripts, all reflecting how women define themselves and their places in their worlds - including 1940s Chicago, Edwardian London, medieval Scotland and the "final frontier."  (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)

Graduates from Acclaimed Contemporary Theatre Course Bring Debut Show ATTIC to the King's Head
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A company of five graduates from the well-reputed 'Acting and Contemporary Theatre' course at East 15 Acting School, led by emerging writer Meriel Hinsching and director Ed Theakston, are bringing a brand new play, Attic to the King's Head Theatre in Islington for six dates this summer. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Presents Peter White And Euge Groove 8/25; Tickets on Sale This Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Capitol Theatre presents Peter White and Euge Groove on Saturday, May 13 at 10 am. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The broadcast premiere of Young Artists of America: The Songs of Tim Rice, airs on Maryland Public Television (MPT) Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Filmed recently at MPT's Owings Mills studios, the program features symphonic, dance, and vocal performances of lyricist Sir Tim Rice's musical theater and movie hits by the Bethesda-based group, (YAA). YAA consists of students from more than 80 schools in Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The one-hour television special includes the talents of some 150 area students, and is hosted by Sir Tim Rice. (more...)

Lindsey Luff Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Now based in Brooklyn by way of Memphis, thoughtful singer and songwriter Lindsey Luff tenderly combines Americana and folk-pop for a bright yet nuanced sound on her self-titled debut album, out today. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Vital Joint presents ?!:New Works 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

!?:New Works -- the spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival -- is a month long festival of New York's best experimental artists and theatre companies presenting brand new work. (more...)

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub At The Public Present 2017 Kimmel Center Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public partners, once again, with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the intensive program serves as an incubator for artists and Collaborators to create and develop innovative new musical theater projects and music. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5-18 with free public workshops with audience feedback and Q&A on June 16 and 17. (more...)

Honoring the Composers Who Soundtrack Our Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

ASCAP honored our tremendously talented composers of TV, film and video game music at the Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. A who's who of scoring for screens small, silver and everything in between flocked to LA's historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of dazzling performances, tender tributes and appreciation for the musical masterminds behind America's favorite screen entertainment. (more...)

Blonder Announces Debut EP + Tour with Day Wave this June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Recorded to two-inch tape at Los Angeles' legendary Sound City Studios, $5 is a neon-hued collection of edgy confections that reflect Constantine's musical lodestars: Lorde and the 1975. (more...)

ICE Performs Free Pop-Up Concert at Miller Theatre on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), returns to the Miller Theatre for ICE: Animal Behaviors, a free Pop-Up concert on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. ICE members Jacob Greenberg (piano), Nuiko Wadden (harp), Ryan Muncy (saxophone), and Dan Lippel (guitar) will perform a program that re-examines the basic animal nature of each of the featured instruments' personalities, from ferocity to tenderness, and everything in between. The chamber pieces explore how instruments camouflage each other's sound, while the natural and unnatural tendencies of harp, saxophone, and Indian harmonium are highlighted in the solo works. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily.   (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Celebrate New Release VOICES at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom ("The Rose") will make her Birdland debut with a concert celebration of her new CD, "Voices." The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Theatre Sound Community to Come Together for the Tonys at THE COLLABORATOR PARTY 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Today, The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event will return for its third year in New York City, after two years of the now legendary sold-out parties across the country. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the theatre sound community and all of their Collaborators. (more...)

'Risky Playwright' Emma Goldman-Sherman Unveils Risqué New Play WHORTICULTURE at Bernie Wohl
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of WHORTICULTURE, Tuesday, June 6, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the New Works Series. (more...)

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new co-production with Victorian Opera, Benjamin Britten's opera in two acts, The Rape of Lucretia. Directed by Helpmann Award Winner, Kip Williams, the production stars Mezzo Soprano Anna Dowsley (Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Australia; SCO's Ich habe genug) in a career-defining title role. Conducted by SCO's Artistic Director, Jack Symonds, Costume Design and Associate Direction is by Elizabeth Gadsby; Set Design is by David Fleischer; and Lighting Design is by Damien Cooper. Six performances of this world premiere season will be presented at Carriageworks from 19 - 26 August 2017. (more...)

DHX Media Licenses Original Kids' Series MASSIVE MONSTER MAYHEM to Nickelodeon
by TV - On the Road - May 17, 2017

DHX Media announces that Nickelodeon has licensed 20 half-hour episodes of MASSIVE MONSTER MAYHEM, an original show for kids 6-11 that combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring Announces New Band & Summer Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarists, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. (more...)

Ravi Coltrane, Troy Roberts, and More Coming to Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Rebekah Allen and Broadway's Badass Ladies to Bring Original Tunes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will feature the musical theater writer with a pop/punk edge Rebekah M. Allen in its all-female evening of original music featuring some of Broadway's most badass ladies. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

River To River Festival Kicks Off Next Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City's completely free summer arts festival, June 14-25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms-often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts-over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists' work and the creative process. (more...)

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards Theatrical Outfit $100,000 Grant for MARTA Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia. Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second oldest, continuously-operating professional theatre company nestled in the heart of downtown, is pleased to announce that The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Theatrical Outfit to research the intersections between MARTA users and performing arts patrons by identifying barriers between patrons taking MARTA to performances and, alternatively, MARTA users attending arts and culture performances.  (more...)

Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

Laura Benanti & More ft. in New Documentary on MARY POPPINS High School Productions
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, takes to stages across the Garden State in a new documentary that captures the vitality and diversity of the local high school arts community. I CAN'T... I HAVE REHEARSAL premieres Wednesday, May 17th at 8pm on NJTV (check local listings). (more...)

RTYDS Leads The Field In Increasing The Diversity Of Theatre Directors And Artistic Leaders
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) has made significant inroads in promoting and enabling directors from under represented backgrounds to forge a career in theatre and artistic leadership, with significant new funding from Arts Council England. (more...)

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Presents SHACKLETON
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

This June, Ireland's Blue Raincoat Theatre Company will present SHACKLETON, a new play by Jocelyn Clark, at Tron Theatre. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents LOOK WHAT WE MADE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Green Room 42 presents 'LOOK WHAT WE MADE,' an evening of contemporary musical theatre by the graduating class of New York University's **Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Cycle 26. For one night only, these writers will present songs from their new musicals. From folk to pop to post-classical electronica, these phenomenal artists have you covered. Join us as we celebrate their post-graduate debut! (more...)

Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces the World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces the World Premiere of Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo on September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with the Creators and Cast of The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
by Taylor Long - May 13, 2017

A new Canadian musical is about to hit the stage in Toronto. The Musical Stage Company (formerly Acting Up Stage Company) is bringing us their new work, ONEGIN. I had a chance to chat with ONEGIN's creators, Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille as well as two of the cast members, Daren A. Herbert (Onegin) and Hailey Gillis (Tatyana) about the experience of bringing this story to life. (more...)

BWW Preview: Thursday in the Garden with Wolfie - On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera Tackle Mozart's SECRET GARDENER
by Richard Sasanow - May 12, 2017

On Site Opera's (OSO) new production of THE SECRET GARDENER--better known to Mozart aficionados as LA FINTA GIARDINIERA--debuts in New York, as part of the New York Opera Alliance's New York OperaFest, in Manhattan's Westside Community Garden on Thursday May 11 for three performances. It was created and produced in conjunction with the Atlanta Opera, which present it in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens next week, marking the start of a series of ¬ďbeautiful friendships¬Ē for the spunky New York company, which is known for its unique, immersive, site-specific productions of often-unfamiliar works. (more...)

THE RECEPTION by Sean Donovan & Sebastián Calderón Bentin Comes to HERE 6/14-24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

HERE proudly presents the world premiere of The Reception, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Created by Sean Donovan and Sebastian Calderon Bentin (Donovan & Calderon) in collaboration with the company, and co-directed by Sebastian Calderon Bentin and Sean Donovan, this new dance theater work is performed by Jane Comfort, Leslie Cuyjet, Sean Donovan, Hannah Heller and Ishmael Houston Jones. The Reception will have 10 performances, June 14 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: DANLIL SIMKIN - 9/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by  Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda.  (more...)

STREEPSHOW! to Premiere as Part of The Tank's 'Save & Print' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Tank will present STREEPSHOW!, written by Jay Stull, and directed by Andrew Neisler. Part of The Tank's Save & Print series, STREEPSHOW! begins performances on Friday, June 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 24. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

AL ROJO VIVO CON MARIA CELESTE Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

AL ROJO VIVO CON MAR√ćA CELESTE celebrates its fifteenth anniversary of setting the news and entertainment agenda for the Latino community, with a week of special programming beginning Monday, May 15. (more...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at (more...)

Programme of International Performances Revealed for Hijinx Unity Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

With 50 days to go, Hijinx unveil the line up of disabled performers at this year's Hijinx Unity Festival, 28 June - 2 July 2017. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

Kitware Complements Leadership Transitions with Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017


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