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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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Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic Collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Sxip Shirey's Album Release Show at NYC's National Sawdust Set for 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Acclaimed electro-acoustic composer and performer Sxip Shirey's album release show will take place January 9 at National Sawdust in New York. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 29, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation just presented the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, last night in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

American Masters -- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Nov 29, 2016

Having had the privilege to serve as Broadway World's Maine Editor for more than three years now, I can say with pride that the state, though remote as it may seem from the epicenter of the theatre world, Broadway, is blessed to be home to so many thriving theatre companies who produce exciting, vibrant seasons. As I compiled my list for 2016 with many familiar names, I was also struck by the extraordinary consistency of excellence these companies maintain. Here are my personal choices of the best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents the Premiere of RICHARD MOVE'S XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! returns to New York Live Arts as the opening performance of Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. The program will also feature Martha@... 20, a special performance marking the 20th anniversary of Move's highly acclaimed performances as Martha Graham in the Martha@... series. Performances are Wednesday, March 8, to Saturday, March 11, at 7:30pm, at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), in Manhattan. (more...)

Tribe of Fools Brings Grownup Fun to the Holidays with their 7th Annual Holiday Burlesque
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Tribe of Fools is bringing back their incredibly popular Holiday Burlesque.  Tribe's holiday tradition provides a holiday themed show for adults.  (more...)

Olsson Debuts Visual for 'Hold On' ft Mapei
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In case you missed it.... Have a brand new video for you from Olsson for 'Hold On.' The first song taken from his debut EP, first premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show on Beats One. (more...)

Philip Glass's 80th Birthday Season Begins in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

One of America's most esteemed composers, Philip Glass, celebrates his 80th birthday this January, a milestone that will be marked by a year of notable performances and events encompassing every facet of his career—opera, chamber music, orchestra music, dance, theatre works and more. Highlights follow, with additional events and honors to be announced throughout the season. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent Collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

CBS to Premiere New Prime Time Competition Series HUNTED, 1/22
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

CBS today announced the new prime time competition series HUNTED will premiere immediately following one of television's biggest events, the NFL's AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Beyonce Among Big Winners at BET's SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 celebrated the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop by highlighting both returning legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and titillating performances. (more...)

Austrian Cultural Forum New York Presents Jazz Legend Karlheinz Miklin with Ron McClure and Billy Hart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Jazz aficionados, get ready: Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY) presents three jazz legends from Europe and the U.S. Admission is free, and reservations (online at or 212-319-5300) are required. (more...)

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

'PREformances with Allison Charney" December 5th Concert to feature violinist Laura Goldberg, composer Moshe Knoll, soprano, Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy and Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit. (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet Announces its Most Ambitious Season Yet for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's next season of work in its new, permanent home. (more...)

Hull 2017 Opener 'Made in Hull' Reveals Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

More details have been released today about what to expect at Made in Hull, which will kick off Hull UK City of Culture 2017. (more...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, December 7-11. (more...)

The Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark has announced the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. (more...)

Raise Production Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Operations Update
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016


HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS at Fourth Street Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dreams Gala Honors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2016

Broadway Dreams just held its annual Night of Dreams Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University was the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona. (more...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

Naughty Professor Release Video and First Listen of New Song 'Stray'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor unveil the first single, ¬ďStray,¬Ē from their upcoming 2017 album Identity. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Back by popular demand after a sold-out 2013 run,¬†Blessed Unrest's¬†A CHRISTMAS CAROL¬†brings a modern twist to the Dickensian classic. The show will be¬†playing a limited engagement from¬†December 21¬Ė31¬†at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets). (more...)

Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Park Avenue Armory today announced its 2017 season, deepening the institution's commitment to presenting groundbreaking unconventional programs that take full advantage of its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and intimate historic rooms. (more...)

DubVision And Justin Oh Release 'Under The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Justin Oh and DubVision have teamed up for their latest high-octane anthem, 'Under The Stars'. Coming out on Hardwell's own imprint Revealed Recordings, 'Under The Stars' is available to purchase via all digital retailers here. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch A Trailer For THE RED SHOES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES has its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth tonight, with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017.  (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Handel's MESSIAH with Providence Singers, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the Providence Singers to the stage for their tenth joint performance of Handel's Messiah. Providence Singers Artistic Director Christine Noel takes the podium as guest conductor for this perennial favorite holiday concert. The performance features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday, December 10 at The VETS in Providence.  Soloists include soprano Margot Rood, mezzo-soprano Christina English, tenor Marcio de Oliveira and bass Nicholas Laroche. (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night pics below! (more...)

Rough Readings Series Presents THE BONE BRIDGE by Trina Davies at Stanford University/ Custom Made Theatre SF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on December 5 & 6 of THE BONE BRIDGE by Trina Davies, on December 5 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday, December 6 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

COLONY Season Two Premieres Thursday, 1/12 AT 10/9C om USA Network
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

COLONY returns when alien intelligence are still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. In an effort to get their son back, Will (Josh Holloway) has been cooperating with the Collaborators and now knows about his wife Katie's (Sarah Wayne Callies) alliance with the Resistance. With her secret out, and now finding themselves on opposite sides of the battle, have they jeopardized any hope reuniting their family? (more...)

Devendra Banhart to Play Boulder Theater This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Devendra Banhart will perform at Boulder Theater on Friday, February 3, 2017.  (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Yale School of Drama Chair of Playwriting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

James Bundy, Dean, has announced the appointment of Tarell Alvin McCraney as the Chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston to Ring in the New Year with BACHANALIA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble, celebrates the New Year with a glittering evening filled with gorgeous music and flowing glasses of champagne, on Saturday, December 31, at the Hobby Center For The Performing Arts. (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Commemorates 30 Years with a Year Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Matthew Bourne, New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the company. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company's New Work 'MK ULTRA' Teams Up with Lady Gaga Designer Gary Card and Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Rosie Kay Dance Company, headed by artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay and winner of Best Independent Company at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, will tour its new work MK ULTRA from 17 March to 18 May 2017. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Welcomes Hillary Hart as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

After an extensive ten-month national search, Theatre Under The Stars announced today the formal appointment of the nonprofit musical theatre company's new Executive Director, Hillary Hart. (more...)

Erik Hassle to Release 'Innocence Lost' on RCA Records, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Swedish soul-pop favorite artist, Erik Hassle is BACK and ready for big things in 2017, starting with the release of a brand new forthcoming album, INNOCENCE LOST, due January 27th 2017 via Record Company Ten/RCA Records. (more...)

Craig Ferguson-Hosted CELEBRITY NAME GAME Cancelled After Three Seasons
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Syndicated game show CELEBRITY NAME GAME , hosted by Craig Ferguson, will not return following its current third season. (more...)

Tom Swoon & Indigo + Golden Coast Remix Matthew Koma's 'Kisses Back'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Matthew Koma today unveils two more ¬ďKisses Back¬Ē remixes by LA's Golden Coast and Poland's Tom Swoon & Indigo, available now on RCA Records. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry's attention with their first hit ¬ďGold Skies¬Ē and never let it go. (more...)

Sandy Cressman Reaffirms Her Deep Connections with Brazilian Music on New CD 'Entre Amigos'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

As founder and leader of the group Homenagem Brasileira, San Francisco-based vocalist/educator Sandy Cressman has had many opportunities over the last 20-plus years to forge creative partnerships with like-minded musicians from the Bay to Brazil. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

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