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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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Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein and Friends Headline Center for the Performing Arts Fundraiser in Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein and rocker-turned-cabaret-bombshell Storm Large headlined an Oct. 15 gala that raised over $500,000 to support educational and artistic programs at the foundation's home, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW TV: New Trailer for Starry CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 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 now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

8th Annual Fire This Time Festival to Welcome Seven New Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Now in its eighth season, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival has commissioned seven playwrights to write new 10-minute plays for the 2017 festival, which will run January 16-February 5, 2017 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 2nd Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, Hits BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Beginning tonight, November 9, Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the world premiere of a A Star Has Burnt My Eye, a play with music inspired by the extraordinary New York story of unheralded musician Connie Converse. (more...)

JDA Congratulates Partner Award Winners at FocusConnect 2016
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Photo Flash: First Look at Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez in CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 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 now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

ICX Media Launches First Creator-Centric Digital Video Management Platform
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Seattle's Rep Unveils 2016-17 'Other Season' of New Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

With great excitement and anticipation, Seattle Repertory Theatre announces 11 projects for its nationally respected new work series, The Other Season, with additional projects to be revealed. (more...)

Graphtech Ignites its Printing Future with Installation of the Canon imagePRESS C700 and Canon imagePRESS C8000VP Color Digital Presses
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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Peter Hollens First Christmas Album A HOLLENS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Is A Tribute to Fans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Some people know how to send just the right gift, how to find the perfect greeting for the holidays. Classically trained A Cappella singer and YouTube wizard Peter Hollens is among them, sharing A Hollens Family Christmas, his first-ever holiday offering and a heartfelt take on the season's brightest and most hopeful songs. The album is also a tribute to his connections to the millions of fans who asked again and again for a Christmas album; Hollens has dedicated his astonishing career to responding to his listeners' requests. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Green Space Presents TAKE ROOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in December. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Borne Dance Company and Dana Florin-Weiss & Hannah Verrill (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

Canada's Honens Piano Announces Rules For 2018 Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Calgary-based Honens today announced details of its 2018 Piano Competition.  Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on August 30, 2018, with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed artists, may apply starting February 1, 2017.  The application deadline is October 31, 2017.  The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin and New York in March 2018.  Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from August 30 to September 8, 2018. (more...)

SHE WILL LEAD: WOMEN IN POLITICS to Make World Premiere at New Hampshire Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project continues its 2016-17 season with the World Premiere of She Will Lead: Women in Politics, a new work by Catherine Stewart, running November 4-13, 2016. (more...)

Hartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective to Present Immersive A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Hartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective team up for the sixth year running to present a rousing rendition of this timeless classic, served over a two-course Christmas feast. A heart-warming, foot-stomping immersive production, created by writer Alexander Wright and director Tom Bellerby. This seasonal show is presented in partnership with The Big Issue Foundation. (more...)

Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine Unveil Powerful Oncology Information Resource to Advance Precision Medicine
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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ZEDS DEAD Announce Nine-Date 'Northern Lights' European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Canadian duo Zeds Dead has just announced a nine-date European tour to showcase the sound of their Northern Lights album at some of the continent's most prominent venues. (more...)

Mason Holdings to Present HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 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...)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 3, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman who answered questions and shared the latest developments on NBC's highly anticipated broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (more...)

Raritan Valley Community College Main Stage Series Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Treat is in store for the whole family when Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, and invited female guest artists will dance James' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm for public audiences and again onMonday, November 21 at 10:00 am for school groups. Tickets for the November 20 show are $20 and $30, and $7.00 for students on November 21.  Tickets: RVCCArts Online. (more...)

Reality Modeling Goes Mainstream!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Sharon Kleyne Celebrates Dr. Emoto & The Life of Water
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A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, to Hit BAM Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Beginning next Wednesday, November 9, Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the world premiere of a A Star Has Burnt My Eye, a play with music inspired by the extraordinary New York story of unheralded musician Connie Converse. (more...)

Border Culture Explored in NOGALES: STORYTELLERS CARTEL COUNTRY, A Play by Richard Montoya
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country by Richard Montoya (American Night, Water & Power) of the acclaimed Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash (A Bowl of Beings, Chavez Ravine), will be performed at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) Nov. 17-20 as part of the MAC's Performing Live Series. (more...)

Perth International Arts Festival Launches 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin has unveiled a world-class program of art without borders, inviting us to travel to extraordinary places with the most brilliant artists as our guides. (more...)

Loreena McKennitt to Perform at the Palace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Celebrating three decades as Canada's foremost groundbreaking independent artist, Grammy-nominated Loreena McKennitt brings her rare and intimate A Trio Performance to Columbus, featuring two of her long-time musical Collaborators-guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle. (more...)

STING - 57TH & 9TH TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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SC16 Conference Brings World's Most Powerful Network to Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

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El Dusty to Release New Single 'Lachusa' Today on Aftercluv
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On the heels of his Latin GRAMMY nomination this year for ¬ďCumbia Anthem,¬Ē El Dusty is set to release his newest single ¬ďLaChusa¬Ē featuring Toy Selectah and Mexican Institute of Sound (more...)

Andrew Bird Releases New Digital EP 'Are We Not Burning: The Devolution of Capsized'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Andrew Bird's new Spotify-exclusive digital EP, Are We Not Burning: The Devolution of Capsized, is out today on Loma Vista Recordings. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban & More React to Passing of Leonard Cohen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 according to an announcement Thursday night on his Facebook page. He was 82. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a new play with music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder.Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay ("Hershey Felder as Irving Berling"), and produced by long-time Collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder's newest work takes on Russia's most celebrated, and perhaps most mysterious, composer. "Our Great Tchaikovsky," the fourth selection of the 2016/2017 season, begins on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and plays throughSunday, February 12, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, tonight and tomorrow, November 10 and 11, in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

Puppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will 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...)

Israeli Superstar David Broza to Perform at The Town Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On January 7, David Broza brings his varied musical explorations together to Town Hall in a single, signature performance, David Broza & Friends.  (more...)

Contemporary Dance and Soccer Collide in CHAMPIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Hot on the heels of their 2015 Sydney Festival hit PUNCTURE, FORM Dance Projects and Sydney Festival present the world-premiere of CHAMPIONS, a genre-defying new Australian dance work, directed by choreographer Martin del Amo. (more...)


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Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to Be Feted at Broadway Dreams Gala; ANASTASIA Stars to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Broadway Dreams has announced that its annual Night of Dreams Gala, to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016, will honor Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University is the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

Toronto Dance Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with ANIMATED; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) announces the details of its 2016-2017 season, kicking off on November 1, 2016 at the Fleck Dance Theatre with Animated, a mixed program of works by Artistic Director Christopher House that showcase three distinct stages of his repertoire. (more...)

City Theatre to Host Playwright Steven Dietz in Mini-Residency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

City Theatre is excited to welcome playwright Steven Dietz for a writing residency October 31-November 1, 2016. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Three 2017 Sherwood Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group's 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award: Jenny Foldenauer, Pablo Santiago and Keith Skretch. Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates this year's finalists for their exceptional contributions to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and their work as innovative and adventurous artists. (more...)

Time Inc.'s People.com Launches New 12-Part Video Series, AMERICAN DOERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Steppenwolf Announces LookOut Series Winter Lineup with Karen Finley & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the 2016/17 winter lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series featuring a diverse array of work from both emerging and established artists. LookOut programming takes place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an 80-seat cabaret-style space connected to Steppenwolf's own Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks at 1700 N Halsted St. Guests can take drinks into the theater. Every Friday a different DJ spins in Front Bar before the performance. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces 2017 Spring & Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2017 spring/summer season, kicking off with the sensational ballet star Wendy Whelan and in-demand contemporary dance choreographer Brian Brooks' second collaboration, Some of a Thousand Words, set to live music performed by the extraordinary string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. (more...)

Akoustis Patented Single Crystal BAW RF Filter Technology Achieves Commercial Performance Milestone
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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