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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 he’s 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, I’ll be able to say: Bulgakov? Yeah, we even trained him. He gave up. He saw the light. We broke him, we can break anybody. It’s man versus monster, Mikhail. And the monster always wins.

John Hodge’s 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 - Jun 30, 2017

Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of Emily Johnson/Catalyst's large-scale performance gathering Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

BWW Cabaret's PUTTING IT TOGETHER: GUTLESS & GRATEFUL - Finding the Songs & Stories
by Cabaret Creators - Jun 30, 2017

This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together cabaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written (or told to BroadwayWorld) by the show's creator, and consists of three to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution. (more...)

MOTHER'S RUIN: A Cabaret About Gin Tours to Melbourne Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Whet your appetite in a thoroughly gin-soaked way with Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin, performed by Libby Wood, Maeve Marsden and new addition Tom Dickins.  (more...)

Dan Wilson Releases 'When The Stars Come Out' From New Album 'Re-Covered'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

On August 4, Dan Wilson will release Re-Covered, a unique album that finds the Grammy-winning songwriter reinterpreting songs from his storied career that he wrote for and with other artists. The album, which marks his third solo studio release, is now available for pre-order (more...)

Richard Linklater, Edgar Allan Poe & Tyrus Wong Documentaries Coming to AMERICAN MASTERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

New American Masters documentaries will premiere this fall on PBS about filmmaker Richard Linklater, artist Tyrus Wong and author Edgar Allan Poe. Descriptions follow (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, announced today tickets for Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00am PT. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write A Musical That Works on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 10am to 6pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

Site-Specific WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE Nominated for National Lottery Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

'We're here because we're here', the modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre, has been nominated for a prestigious National Lottery Award. (more...)

Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Teams with The xx for 'I Dare You' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Calvin Klein, Inc. today announced that Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons collaborated with The xx and photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan on the creative concept and direction for the music video for the band's latest song “I Dare You.” (more...)

Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y's 17-18 season opens on October 5 with internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky joining the “amazing precision” (Huffington Post) of the notably conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which returns to 92Y for the first time in 15 years, to celebrate the cellist's 70th birthday season. Together, they open 92Y's illustrious concert season with Schubert's beloved “Arpeggione” Sonata, arranged for cello and string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova, as well as Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  Acclaimed for the sheer intensity and vigor of his performances, Maisky has the distinct honor of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Gregor Piatigorsky and Mlatislav Rostrapovich.  The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is renowned as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the world, with more than 70 albums in its sprawling discography since its founding in 1972. (more...)

Week Three Programming of Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART Festival 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival continues its 51st season with its third week of performances, including presentations of The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise directed by Netia Jones and starring tenor Ian Bostridge. The production also features members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Mostly Mozart artists-in-residence, performing Hans Zender's orchestration of Schubert's Winterreise, conducted by Baldur Bronnimann in his Mostly Mozart debut. (more...)

BRIC presents PILOBOLUS as Part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a free performance by the world-renowned and ever-creative dance company, Pilobolus, on Thursday, July 6. The performance will take place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. & Prospect Park West), is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

CAMINO REAL by Tennessee Williams Opens in New Orleans at the Marigny Opera House This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

You've never seen Tennessee Williams like this before. From the characters to the setting, nothing compares to Camino Real. The play takes place in a mythic border town situated in the Southwest, or perhaps tucked just inside of Mexico, which sits in the shadow of a gargantuan border wall built to keep the bad hombres out-or is it built to keep the residents of the town in? This summer The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will transport audiences to this sultry dreamscape at the glorious Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand Street) beginning in July and running through August.  (more...)

Jake Orr Joins Theatre503 as Producer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

South London's Theatre503 have announced that freelance producer and programmer Jake Orr is to join its team as Producer. The former theatre blogger will take up the post on 3rd July. (more...)

Arts House Announces New Series of July 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Arts House is presenting a series of installations, performances, spoken-word events, readings and conversations during July, which will reveal and explore the complex relationships of place and belonging. (more...)

Center for the Arts at Pepperdine Announces its 2017-2018 Season of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Critically-acclaimed country music artist Kellie Picker, legendary jazz musicians Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin, and two Legendary Ladies of Motown, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Wilson & The Vandellas, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Bring VOICES to Catalina Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Amanda McBroom brings her new show, VOICES, to Catalina Jazz in Hollywood on June 30th for one show, celebrating the release of her new recording, VOICES, on Gecko Records. (more...)

LGBTQ and Faith Communities Come Together for I RISE from Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

As part of its spectacular 38th Season, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the nation's largest and most esteemed LGBTQ arts organizations in the country since 1979, will join together in song with more than 25 communities of faith, during a powerful, first-of-its-kind choral concert, taking place on July 8 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Bobby Bare Celebrated as One of '100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Influencers and critics agree, “Bobby Bare's Outlaw Spirit Remains Undiminished” (Tim Ghianni, with the release of his newest album, Things Change. (more...)

Dance Umbrella Announces First Digital Series MY DANCE DNA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Following its recent announcement of the 2017 festival programme, Dance Umbrella, in partnership with The Space, today announces a brand new talks series that gets into the minds of Britain's top contemporary choreographers and finds out what makes their hearts beat faster. (more...)

ICE Performs Five Summer Events in NYC Presented by Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

August 14, 2017, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will perform in five summer events presented by Lincoln Center's Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festivals. (more...)

Kaeja d'Dance Brings You #XTOD Live 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This summer through February 2018 Allen and Karen will be presenting a new project Extraordinary TO Dances (X-TOD) and Solo Dance Exchange (SDex) in a collaborative three-phase dance project. (more...)

Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Botto & More to Comic-Con International
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Nickelodeon will immerse fans in three decades-worth of iconic characters and shows as it brings Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017. (more...)

Announcing REDCAT's 2017 NOW Festival Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces the 14th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists creating new contemporary performance works. This year's festival runs over three weekends: Thursday to Saturday, July 27-29, August 3-5 and August 10-12 at 8:30 pm. Each weekend premieres a triple bill, presenting a shared evening of dance, theater and multimedia work. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings. (more...)

Mermaids and Oddities Take the Stage in CRAVE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

A mermaid exhibition. A strange lake in the middle of West Texas. Ice cream in multiple flavors. MouthRadio presents Crave Blue, a new play by Sarah Loucks, directed by Ann Marie Dorr. Part roadside attraction, part dark comedy, Crave Blue follows a group of West Texas women who dress up as mermaids to pay the bills. Conspiracy and desire collide when a man claims to see a real life mermaid in the lake. As tourists pollute the town, three minimum-wage mermaids must risk everything to uncover the secrets within the lake, and the secrets within each other. (more...)

BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 23, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a robust summer season planned, which is already in progress. Its offerings consist of plays, cabaret, jazz, and classical music. This weekend, Perry Ojeda, who played Gabey in the 1998 Broadway Revival of ON THE TOWN, will perform in concert. Mr. Ojeda will sing the songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Naughty Professor's New Album 'Identity' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor release their highly-anticipated new album, Identity. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Lost Requencies Releases Liveset Video from Sold-Out 'Less Is More' Arena Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

After a string of multi-platinum, #1 singles and sensational international ascent, Lost Frequencies has wowed at events including Tomorrowland, Coachella, Lollapalooza and more. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

Big Words New Single 'Miss Your Mind' Premieres via MusicFeeds & Triple J
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

'With twinkling keys, a steady bass, shimmering production and the one-two punch of soulful vocals from singers William Scullin and Kieren Lee, 'Miss Your Mind' is another infectious jam from the Melbourne outfit' - MusicFeeds Big Words seem to have come out of nowhere with a dynamic and monumental force. (more...)

Candoco Dance Company Announces New Artistic Co-Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Ben Wright and Candoco founding member Charlotte Darbyshire are to join the leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers as current Artistic Co-Directors Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado step down after a decade. (more...)

Pride Weekend, Tori Scott, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for this week, June 21 - July 2. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Orrin Evans & Friends to Feature Paul Jost at South Restaurant and Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Every Sunday in July - July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 20 - Orrin Evans & Friends Features Paul Jost in a month-long residency at South Restaurant, 600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. Two shows each Sunday are at 7 and 9 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The cover is $10 and reservations can be made at 215-600-0220 or at www. . (more...)

Input Club Announces Sponsorship Agreement with Denial eSports
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017


La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and Collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

Ohmslice to Release Debut Album of Groove-Based Electronic/Acoustic Exploaration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

New York-based ??(OHMSLICE) will be releasing its debut album Conduit September 8 on Imaginator Records. The album was recorded at Ft.Lb Studios in Brooklyn, produced by the outfit's primum mobile multi-instrumentalist Bradford Reed (King Missile III, inventor of the electric board zither called the 'pencilina') . (more...)

Jeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is excited to announce a surprise summer performance of Standup Shakespeare: A Concert Reading with music by Ray Leslee, book by Kenneth Welsh and words by Shakespeare, of course. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, showcases the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry alongside Broadway legends Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley. (more...)

FUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces final additions to the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season. Just announced today, the season will close with the Tony-Award winning musical, FUN HOME. An additional production, the international, off-Broadway hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING, will run as the inaugural production in the Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre in the Hamilton Family Arts Center. (more...)

Underground Elephant CEO Jason Kulpa to Host IMPACT Innovators
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017


Harbor Stage Continues Summer with GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Following the success of their delightfully different season opener, Everything is Established, Wellfleet's Harbor Stage Company, continues their sixth summer of serious fun with David Mamet's modern classic Glengarry Glen Ross.  An unrelenting look at the vicious underbelly of masculinity and ambition, Glengarry follows of a group of Chicago real estate salesmen as they jockey for commissions, leads, and personal standing. (more...)

Camille A. Brown and Paul Taylor Come to the MV PAC and The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In a compressed 2-week period, THE YARD presents two distinctive, critically acclaimed views - through dance-making of a potent American landscape: Taylor in his lifelong survey of popular cultural sources, Brown in her ongoing deep dive into the complex social reality of black identities of both men, women and girls that reaffirms that 'black dance matters" in depicting lives at risk in a dangerous political environment. (more...)

Gare St Lazare awarded Artistic Residency at The Everyman Theatre for Third Year Running
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

The Everyman Theatre, in partnership with Cork City Council and the Arts Council, is delighted to announce that Gare St Lazare Ireland will continue as Artists in Residence for 2017/2018. This is the company's third year in residency. (more...)

VIDEO: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's James Snyder and Peter Saide Bare All with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2017

The Skivvies made it all the way out to Sacramento and paid a visit to industry buds James Snyder and Peter Saide, currently starring in Sacramento Music Circus' production of Beauty and the Beast. Check out their jams below! (more...)

Riverside Theatres Celebrates Birthday Like No Other in HELLO, GOODBYE, AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

A birthday party like no other will be celebrated at Riverside Theatres when the multi-award winning festival hit, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, takes to the stage from 27 to 29 July as part of a national tour. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Chronicle of Director/Producer Hal Prince's Legendary Broadway Career
by Daniella Parcell - Jul 1, 2017

In April 1950, a young Harold Prince took his first stride on Broadway, assistant stage managing the Grace and Paul Hartman-led revue TICKETS, PLEASE! at the Coronet Theatre. Now, six decades, 21 Tony Awards and over 50 Broadway shows later, Prince prepares for another Broadway opening - this one, a revue of his own work. (more...)

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