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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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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Dandy Darkly will present a limited engagement of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit, DANDY DARKLY'S MYTH MOUTH! directed by Ian Bjorklund October 14-25 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), with performances on Friday, October 14th at 10:30pm, Monday, October 17th at 10:30pm, Tuesday, October 18th at 7pm, Thursday, October 20th at 10:30pm, Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30pm, Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm, Monday, October 24th at 7pm and Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at  (more...)

T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

Twitter Personality Jonny Sun's DEAD END to Play Factory Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 8, 2016

What is there left to do when you have one bullet, one granola bar, and one zombie blocking the only exit? That's the dilemma facing these two survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Having narrowly escaped certain death it appears their luck has finally run out. With the zombie slowly nearing, they contemplate survival, fear, humanness, and their relationship with each other. Unique in its use of narrow staging and single setting to convey the feeling of claustrophobia and impending doom, DEAD END follows in the suspenseful and darkly comedic tradition of playwrights such as Martin McDonagh and David Ives. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - MTV to Premiere Live Weekly Music Show WONDERLAND, 9/15
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

MTV today announced that Tinashe, Ty Dolla $ign and Broods are set to headline the premiere installment of WONDERLAND, its first weekly, live music series in almost 20 years. (more...)

Prince Paul's BROOKZILL! Drops 'Mad Dog In Yoruba' w/ Mass Appeal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Fusing old-school New York hip-hop with the sounds of Brazil, the new culture-smashing collective BROOKZILL! drops its second single ¬ďMad Dog In Yoruba¬Ē today as part of an in-depth conversation about the project with Mass Appeal (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Filmmaker Talks
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces filmmaker talks at the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 ¬Ė October 16). On Cinema and Directors Dialogues, the annual series of intimate filmmaker conversations that take place at the festival, are presented by HBO¬ģ. (more...)

L'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Since its founding in 1971, the Playwrights' Center has been imagining theater forward. For decades it has been one of the nation's most important organizations for developing new plays and launching the careers of playwrights. (more...)

New Commission MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) to Open This October at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Dixon Place presents its new commission MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) - a collection of theatrical short stories by the acclaimed performer, writer, and downtown favorite Jess Barbagallo (Half Straddle, The Big Dance Theater).  (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Akoustis Expands IP - Signs Exclusive License Agreement with Cornell University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016


Adkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Lark named five New York City-based playwrights as Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2016-17 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

FX TYRANT to End Following Tonight's Season 3 Finale
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Today, FX announced that tonight's Season 3 finale of TYRANT will mark the conclusion of the series. (more...)

Alex Timbers and Stefanie Batten Bland to Receive 2016 Jerome Robbins Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Stefanie Batten Bland, a choreographic artist and 2016 Bessie Schonberg Fellow is the Artistic Director of Company SBB. Alex Timbers is a two-time Tony nominated playwright and theater director, recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and two-time OBIE and Lortel Award winner, and co-creator and co-executive producer of the television show, Mozart in the Jungle. Both will be presented with the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) on November 7, 2016 at an invitation-only performance beginning at 6.30. (more...)

ArtWeek Festival Announces 180+ Events in Boston, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

ArtWeek,¬†an award-winning creative festival, today announced its largest event lineup since its 2013 launch. From¬†September 30 ¬Ė October 9, residents and visitors of more than 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts can take part in 180+ unique artistic events. These events will offer¬†participants new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. (more...)

Spectrum Announces September Schedule of Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Spectrum Listings for September 2016 SPECTRUM 121 LUDLOW STREET, 2nd FLOOR New York, NY Subway: F, M, J & Z trains to Essex/Delancey station Admission left to artist discretion: usually $15; $10 Students & Seniors Spectrum (more...)

CAC's 40th Anniversary Season to Kick Off with zoe | juniper's CLEAR & SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) has announced three upcoming performances of the world premiere of zoe | juniper's Clear & Sweet, September 22-24, 2016 at 7:30pm in the CAC Warehouse. (more...)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents The WORLD PREMIERE of Marc Bamuthi Joseph's /peh-LO-tah/
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

In a world premiere, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)presents /peh-LO-tah/, a high-powered multimedia theatrical experience featuring live music, dance, and spoken-word poetry, which examines the complexities of soccer as a conduit for global joy and corruption.  (more...)

Rosie's House CEO Chosen for Final National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Becky Ballard, Chief Executive Officer at Rosie's House, A Music Academy for Children, has been selected as the only Arizona representative for the fourth and final class of National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases FOR THE LOVE OF BRAHMS By Joshua Bell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Violinist¬†Joshua Bell¬†and cellist¬†Steven Isserlis¬†are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist¬†Jeremy Denk¬†and the¬†Academy of St Martin in the Fields,¬†of which Bell is Music Director¬†-¬†in¬†a landmark joint recording,¬†For the Love of Brahms¬†(Sony Classical).¬† Available¬†September 30, 2016, the new album is a¬†unique project that features works of Brahms and¬†Schumann¬†that Bell calls ¬ďmusic about love and friendship.¬Ē (more...)

2016 Baxter Dance Festival Opens 6 October in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival opens in Cape Town this October, with the 40th anniversary revival of Alfred Hinkel's acclaimed BOLERO and John Linden's PROS AND CONS OF HITCHHIKING, in a programme that showcases 65 works over 10 days. (more...)

CSO's Groundbreaking Pelléas Trilogy Continues with Part II: Water
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree are pleased to announce details of the second installment of a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck's 1893 symbolist play, Pelleas et Melisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah, one of the edgiest names in music and opera today. This artistic undertaking utilizes groundbreaking visual elements, complementing orchestral works by Schoenberg, Faure and Debussy, performed by the CSO. (more...)

World First: Outscale Introduces Per-Second Billing to Boost Cloud Adoption
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016


2016 Baxter Dance Festival Opens With Acclaimed BOLERO, Oct. 6 - Oct. 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

With 65 choreographic works on this year's line-up, the 2016 Baxter Dance Festival is poised to excite and entertain any dance lover or enthusiast, with a wide variety of genres and styles, at the Baxter Theatre from 6 to 15 October. (more...)

Farewell Angelina Welcomes New Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Farewell Angelina, a group of powerhouse vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and dynamic songwriters who RollingStone featured in this month's '10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,' have added singer/songwriter/ guitarist Lauren Lucas to the critically acclaimed band. (more...)

American Contemporary Music Ensemble in NORDIC NOIR at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)will perform music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding andMBD73 (aka Carsten Bo Eriksen) in a concert called Nordic Noir at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) on Thursday, October 6 at 7pm. The three composers have chosen music for this concert that captures what they call the Nordic "dark sides" or Nordic Noir - music that captures a coolness, calmness, and a mindfulness. (more...)

Mike Albo Returns to Dixon Place This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Dixon Place's (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) recent commission SPERMHOOD returns by popular demand and begins performances Tuesday, October 11th 7:30 pm. Based on his Amazon Kindle bestseller, Spermhood: Diary of a Donor, writer and performer Mike Albo,  comes back to Dixon Place with his hilarious account of the year he spent donating sperm for his friends. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Paule Constable On Risks, Sexism and Having Opinions
by Marianka Swain - Sep 13, 2016

The latest instalment in our series showcasing Britain's best lighting designers focuses on the four-time Olivier and two-time Tony Award winner Paule Constable. She's worked on numerous landmark theatrical productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and Waves at the National Theatre and the RSC's Wolf Hall, as well as with leading opera and dance companies. (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller Set for Panel at EXPO CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and Project& present "An Open Conversation: Social Aesthetics Broadway, Culture and Social Impact" with creative team members of the Broadway musical Hamilton. (more...)

DECENT Blockchain Platform ICO Raises Over 4138 BTC in Two Days
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016


CMMI Institute Announces New Professional Certification
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016


Adverse Camber to Tour THE SHANAMEH Across the UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

A route seldom travelled by Western explorers, the borders of Iran present and past open up to British audiences as Adverse Camber, in its tenth anniversary year of live storytelling and music presents the debut tour of The Shahnameh, a literary classic said to be proudly filed on the bookshelves of almost every Iranian household. (more...)

Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light Extends at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a one-week extension-now through October 16, 2016 - for the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Naked Empire Bouffon Company Presents DO WHAT YOU LOVE & YOU FUCKING EARNED IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

DO WHAT YOU LOVE and YOU FUCKING EARNED IT. Naked Empire Bouffon Company is pulling out all the stops to celebrate you with the premiere of two plays in two hours. Two searing satires extolling the virtues of hard working Americans like you who make class privilege and economic imperialism feel so damn good. Featuring in-your-face physical comedy, sing-a-long jingles, puppets, outrageous costumes, and an anything-goes relationship with the audience, there will be plenty of dazzle to distract you from the moral of the story. (more...)

Bank of America Becomes Season Sponsor of Huntington Community Membership Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Bank of America becomes the Season Sponsor of the Huntington Community Membership Initiative and a grant from Theatre Communications Group allows the Huntington to expand its Community Membership Initiative to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and SpeakEasy Stage Company. Theatre Communications Group's (TCG) Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants, supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), empower teams of three or more not-­for-­profit organizations to design and implement audience­ engagement and community­ development strategies together. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pivot Arts' Site-Specific THE MEMORY TOUR World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pivot Arts presents the world premiere of THE MEMORY TOUR, a site-specific performance experience structured as a tour in Chicago's Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. Audience members take a journey through the world of memory with a unique blend of live performances, an interactive app, videotaped interviews of memories, and more. Conceived by Julieanne Ehre and Tanya Palmer and directed by Julieanne Ehre. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

Shakespeare in the Bar Announces New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Shakespeare in the Bar is proud to announce a new leadership team of artists which will allow the group to continue producing work in the years ahead. Co-founders Katherine Bourne and Dylan Key are thrilled to announce that Kevin Butler, Jeffrey Colangelo, Janielle Kastner, Marcus Stimac, and Katy Tye will take over as producers of Shakespeare in the Bar. Bourne and Key are departing to pursue opportunities in Chicago and San Diego respectively, but will continue to be involved in an advisory capacity. (more...)

ART21 to Paint Portrait of 16 Innovative Artists in 8th Season on PBS
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The new season of ART21's flagship program will debut with four one-hour episodes on two consecutive Fridays, September 16th and September 23rd, from 9PM to 11PM ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Norbert Leo Butz Join Paul Rudd in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY Reading at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

MCC Theater has added more star wattage to its benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to be Pretty Happy: previously announced headliner Paul Rudd will now be joined by Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and NYC stage veteran Jennifer Mudge for this one-night-only world premiere developmental reading on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Baz Luhrmann's MOULIN ROUGE Headed to the Stage as a Musical with John Logan & Alex Timbers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

This just in! Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, has announced that Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film Moulin Rouge! will come to the theatrical stage as a new musical with a book by John Logan, directed by Alex Timbers. (more...)

Matt Bomer, Viola Davis & More Join Stand Up To Cancer Canada Telecast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The lineup of celebrities participating in Stand Up To Cancer's fifth biennial telecast, the second inclusive of Canada, onFriday, Sept. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT),got longer today. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL - Announcing the Stage Adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's Iconic Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film Moulin Rouge! will come to the theatrical stage as a new musical with a book by John Logan, directed by Alex Timbers. Developmental work on the show is underway, and a production time-line and opening venue will be announced at a later date. (more...)

The Nash to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Celebrating its 4th Birthday, The Nash hosts an all-out weekend Birthday Bash with a quintet of heavy hitters, The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet. (more...)

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Below, check out a first look at a featurette featuring singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys and her new song "Back to Life," which is featured in the upcoming film QUEEN OF KATWE. (more...)

More Than 90 Iconic Buildings And Landmarks In The U.S. And Canada Will Light Up In Support Of Stand Up To Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


Over 90 Iconic Landmarks In Canada & U.S. to Light Up for 'Stand Up To Cancer'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across Canada and the United States will be illuminated in the colours of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) during the week leading up to the fifth biennial (more...)

Sting's New Album, 57th & 9th, To Be Released November 11 On A&M/Interscope Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

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