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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.


Collaborators - 2011 West End Page 2


VIDEO: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for THE GET DOWN: PART II
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. Part II launches April 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Begins Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY and SEVERANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  "Waiting for Lefty" will be paired with "Severance", a new one-act play by Levi Alpert.  Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 23rd through March 5th 2017. (more...)

CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ibex, Inc,  announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia,  will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org)  on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org)  on March 13th.  A national tour and possible return to New York City are planned. An earlier version of the show was performed as part of the La Mama Theatre Puppet Series. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Blanka Zizka's ADAPT! Concludes The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

It's the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide. (more...)

UMe to Release First Greatest Hits Collection Of 50 Cent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On March 31, 2017, almost fifteen years after his explosive debut, UMe will release Best Of 50 Cent. This is 50 Cent's first 'Best Of' compilation, which will be issued on CD, double LP*, and at all digital retail outlets. (more...)

Explore Son Jarocho's Past and Present at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York City son jarocho pioneers Radio Jarocho present a new project exploring the origins of son jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico. In this journey through the genre's baroque, West African, and indigenous Mexican roots, Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino will trace son jarocho from its rural ancestry to the global phenomenon that it is today at Greenwich House Music School. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CUPID'S REVENGE Lead's Bad Quarto's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage Cupid's Revenge, a play by successor-playwrights to William Shakespeare shortly after his retirement. Written by famous Collaborators Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, and first printed in 1615, Cupid's Revenge is a tale of love, revenge, and mortal folly that was highly influential to post-Shakespearean playwrights.  (more...)

Chris Brown & Special Guest 50 Cent Bring 'The Party' on 33-City North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Chris Brown, along with his special guest, award-winning, multi-platinum, record-breaking artist 50 Cent, bring the Party to cities across North America (more...)

Immersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ibex, Inc, announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia, will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org) on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org) on March 13th. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Satan Jawa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

From Indonesia's most celebrated director, Garin Nugroho, comes Satan Jawa, a newly commissioned silent feature film steeped in Javanese mythology with a live score by Australia's Iain Grandage and Indonesia's Rahayu Supanggah featuring a thrilling blend of Western symphonic tradition and Indonesian gamelan music. Satan Jawa will be a feature of Asia TOPA and will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall on 24 February 2017.  (more...)

Additional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Public Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

Local Theater Company to Present Three New Plays During Local Lab 2017 New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Local Theater Company will welcome three playwrights from across the country to Boulder for Local Lab 2017: New Play Festival. The 3-day festival of new plays and workshops will be held at Dairy Arts Center Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, 2017. (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival 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. (more...)

Blues and Roots Master David Bromberg to Return to SOPAC This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate pays a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 11 at 7:30 p.m., along with his quintet. (more...)

Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to welcome back to its stage Australia's hottest ticket in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company, in a mixed bill program featuring three New York premieres showcasing the company's strong, athletic contemporary style from March 7 - 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre presents CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast of Nick Payne's Constellations, an award-winning love story crossing time and space, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock stage Feb. 17, 2017 as the fifth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. Mad Cow is thrilled to bring this new piece to life after an enthusiastic response from audiences during its reading at the theatre's 2016 Science Play Festival.  (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Vanessa Moses Announces Latest EP 'Danish Cookies Is My Name'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A true musical citizen of the world, award winning Malaysian singer-songwriter Vanessa Moses has performed in Korea, Hong Kong, China and throughout Asia; became the first Asian songwriter to break into the country music scene in Tamworth, Australia (more...)

Sweet Spirit Announces New Album, Tour Dates + SXSW & The Best Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Austin's eight-piece self-described ¬ďfreak parade¬Ē Sweet Spirit will be taking their show on the road this spring. (more...)

Rebel Playhouse Hosts First Annual Fundraiser with Speedy Romeo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is a newly founded non-profit educational children's theater. Rebel Playhouse will be teaming up with restaurant Speedy Romeo in their newly expanded Lower East Side location for a dinner event to raise money for Rebel Playhouse's debut show this spring, 'Old Turtle and the Broken Truth.' (more...)

Playwrights Foundation and Stanford to Continue 'Rough Readings' with OUR MOTHER'S MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on February 27 & 28 of OUR MOTHER'S MEAL by Novid Parsi in partnership with Golden Thread Productions. (more...)

Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE Shanghai Extends Booking Period to May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Punchdrunk International and co-producers SMG Live today announced the extension of their production of SLEEP NO MORE, which opened to great acclaim on 14th December. Over 30,000 tickets have now been sold for the production, with every performance playing to sell out audiences. Booking is now open until 31st May 2017. (more...)

Laura Pawel Dance Company To Return To Chen Dance Center For PLAIN AND FANCY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Laura Pawel and her ensemble of dancers and musicians return to Chen Dance Center for the premiere of Plain and Fancy and repertory works.  (more...)

Musical Legends Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal to Hit NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. (more...)

EXHIBITIONISM - THE ROLLING STONES to Debut in Chicago at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier on April 15, 2017 and will run a four-month engagement through July 30, 2017, proudly brought to the US by Jackson. (more...)

Scoop: HUNTED on CBS - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
by - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on HUNTED, airing on CBS on Wednesday, March 1, 2017! (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE KNOW at Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Feb 16, 2017

The Know's special brand of gumption has created a lively and popular theatre spot for a variety of people and truly deserves continued support. They work themselves hard for their community and Cincinnati is richer for it. Next up on the mainstage is Steve Yockey's (a perennial favorite of Know Theatre) Heavier Than¬Ö described as "a darkly comic mash-up of Greek myth that unfolds in the heart of a labyrinth where Aster the Minotaur contemplates turning 30 in a world that sees him as nothing more than a murderous oddity¬Ö" Heavier Than¬Ö runs March 10-April 1 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Go to knowtheatre.com for tickets. (more...)

MY LEONARD COHEN Comes to the Adelaide Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????'My Leonard Cohen' was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold-out shows and rave reviews from critics and fans alike.  The show  is now appearing at the ADELAIDE FRINGLE FESTIVAL from February 28. (more...)

HBO Acquires TV Rights to Landmark Film DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, directed and produced by Francis Whately, it was announced today. (more...)

Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines, which began with Merce Cunningham's iconic RainForest (1968) and Trisha Brown's proscenium masterpiece Glacial Decoy (1979). (more...)

New Sculptural Work by Sandra Muss at VOLTA NY 2017  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Sandra Muss's new series¬†Permutations will be on view¬†at Volta NY (Booth C5) presented by OCP during Armory Arts Week, March 1 ¬Ė 5, 2017. Muss transforms seven 19th Century industrial doors that are marked by decades of factory life into gateways to other dimensions. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents East of the River on 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the adventurous world-music ensemble East of the River in their new program, SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora, on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park https://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/3318684/vcsPRAsset_3318684_88987_0d249e23-ca40-4948-bb45-e6b83ee4ecb9_0.jpegSlope, Brooklyn.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Kennedy Center Shines a Spotlight on International Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts highlights the work of five of the theater's preeminent directors from across the globe: Robert Lepage, Carlos Diaz, Sulayman Al Bassam, Peter Brook, and Lev Dodin. Kennedy Center audiences will experience a theatrical feast of visionary productions of both classic and contemporary plays offering a truly global perspective on theater today. (more...)

Theo Clinkard's New Work THIS BRIGHT FIELD to Receive its World Premiere During Brighton Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard, announces details of his highly anticipated new work This Bright Field.  The full-length production will receive its world premiere on Thursday 25 May, as part of Brighton Festival 2017. (more...)

What Will The Neighbors Say? Presents FOUR SISTERS as Inaugural New York Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

What Will the Neighbors Say? is excited to announce its upcoming production of Four Sisters, a new play by Co-Artistic Director James Clements. The play examines the lives and deaths of the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 Revolution. Four Sisters will begin with a preview performance on Tuesday March 21st before opening on Wednesday March 22nd at the Beckman Theatre at the American Theatre for Actors, 314 W 54th St. (more...)

Dicom Systems to Highlight Standards Based Interoperability Leveraging XDS-i at HIMSS17 Conference in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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PYT | Fairfield presents TRIBUNAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After a Sold-Out season and critical acclaim at Griffin Theatre in 2016, TRIBUNAL is returning for a very special season, at the home of PYT in Fairfield, Australia's most culturally diverse suburb. (more...)

Michael Kahn to Retire as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Michael Kahn will retire as artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in July 2019. A national search for Mr. Kahn's successor will begin in 2017. His successor will be announced in July 2018 and will work closely with Michael to plan the 2019/20 season. (more...)

REAL TALK / KIP TALK to Host Arts Journalism Panel This Month at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

REAL TALK / KIP TALK explodes the theatrical form and invites audiences to take part in a live, taped talk show that is equal parts fireside chat and greenroom grit. Special guests include Bandits on the Run, graphologist Ruth Brayer, Lisa McNulty (WP Theater) and arts writers Deeksha Gaur (Show Score), Helen Shaw (Time Out New York), Diep Tran (American Theatre magazine), and Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Times). (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Scoop: HUNTED on CBS - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on HUNTED, airing on CBS on Wednesday, February 22, 2017! (more...)

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Opens This Week at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

92Y Announces 2017/18 Classical Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

92nd Street Y (92Y) and Tisch Center for the Arts Director Hanna Arie-Gaifman today announced concert programming for the 2017/18 season, which brings both the world's rising talent and most renowned artists to 92Y's intimate and acoustically rich Kaufmann Concert Hall. (more...)

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