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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 - Mar 31, 2017

Ethereal Abandonment is the newest dance theatre project by Ellyzabeth Adler and Lucy Vurusic Riner. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mike Donahue on His Long-Term Relationship with GEORGIA McBRIDE
by Gil Kaan - Mar 31, 2017

The West Coast Premiere of Mike Donahue's latest directorial project THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE arrives at The Geffen Playhouse April 4, 2017. Mike took some time out of rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

Justice in Motion's BOUND Now on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Inspired by true accounts of human trafficking, by dreams, broken promises, resilience and above all hope, BOUND tells of three people's journeys into the unknown. Oxford based physical theatre company Justice in Motion is passionate about bringing to light the experiences of those trafficked, while exposing the industry that lies behind. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Get June Staged Reading Before Sailing to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Welcomes U.S. Tour of Pilobolus' Wildly Popular Theatrical Experience SHADOWLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Annenberg Center Live welcomes the U.S. tour of Pilobolus Dance Theater's wildly theatrical Shadowland. Continuing the company's experimentation with shadow-theatre, Shadowland is a full-length performance about a teenage girl's fantastical journey through a dreamlike shadow world. The show runs April 6-8 at Annenberg Center Live. Tickets are $30-$75 and are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900.  The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Meaghan Burke to Celebrate CREATURE COMFORTS Album Release at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Creature Comforts, the second album from maverick cello songstress Meaghan Burke, is a polystylistic, tragicomic musical funhouse, where deranged Tom Waits-ish waltzes devolve into Mozartian string quartet passages, where contrabass clarinet drones explode into honkytonk guitars (with just a hint of sousaphone). (more...)

Hershey Felder to Return to Chicago with OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment present the Midwest 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, following a critically acclaimed world premiere is California. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the Designs of Jo Mielziner
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division on: The Designs of Jo Mielziner. (more...)

Blanca Li to Bring GODDESSES AND DEMONESSES to New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Contemporary Spanish dancer/choreographer Blanca Li is bringing her new show 'Goddesses & Demonesses' to The City Center for a three-night limited engagement on March 30th through April 1st. (more...)

WQXR and Met Opera Star Anthony Roth Costanzojoin Presents THE OPERA PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

This spring in The Greene Space, WQXR and Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzojoin forces to present The Opera Party, a new event series featuring world-class opera performances, engaging banter, unique physical environments, and culinary spectacle by celebrated chefs that will enchant opera aficionados and novices alike. (more...)

'War & Peace' Director Tom Harper to Helm THE ROCKS for Entertainment One
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced today it has acquired television rights to The Rocks, the best-selling novel by Peter Nichols. BAFTA nominated Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders, Misfits) will direct with Laura Eason (House of Cards, Sex with Strangers) attached to write the scripted series. (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces April Dance Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts¬†is proud to announce programming for Chicago's upcoming¬†April Dance Month.¬†CDI/Concert Dance Inc.¬†continues sharing its piece, ¬ďThe Chicago Project,¬Ē¬†Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. This work in progress makes its official debut this summer at Ravinia Festival. Also programmed at the venue in honor of this month-long citywide celebration of dance is be¬†Hedwig Dance,¬†April 21, 22, 28 and 29,and¬†DanceWorks Chicago,¬†April 23.¬†These two companies join CDI/Concert Dance Inc. as Artists In-Residence at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Performances take place at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Detailed information on each performance is below. For more information on Ruth Page and its Artists In-Residence, please visit¬†www.ruthpage.org. (more...)

Palo Alto Players presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Grab your coconuts and gallop down to Palo Alto Players! From the Collaborators behind the hit film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the Holy Grail, April 28 - May 14 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Monty Python's Spamalot is directed and choreographed by Andrew Ceglio, with additional tap choreography by Stephanie Bayer and music direction by Katie Coleman. Tickets are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Mahler Symphony No. 2 RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 FAIRWINDS Classics Series, Mahler 2: Resurrection on Saturday, April 8, conducted by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Performance is at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 8 p.m. (more...)

Charnett Moffett w/ Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Jordan Marks 30 Years of History on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Playwriting Foundation Announces Aleshea Harris as Winner of Relentless Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (Executive Director David Bar Katz), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE, 4/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence presents the premiere of a multi-media adaptation of one of the best loved stories and most popular children's books ever published. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's charming interplanetary adventure is the newest installment in its wildly popular chatterBOXtheatre series for young audiences. The ballet will continue on the next two weekends, April 2-April 9, 2017 in its Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope Street, Providence, RI. This exciting production has been adapted and choreographed by Boyko Dossev, also a company dancer; it incorporates music from composer Maxime Goulet, narration by local storyteller Valerie Tutson, original stop-motion animation by FBP dancers Ty Parmenter and Jacob Hoover, scenery from WaterFire Providence, Viktor Plotnikov, and others. The chatterBOXtheatre series is sponsored by Seven Stars Bakery. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Hunter Talks KINKY BOOTS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 27, 2017

Actor and musician David Hunter's previous work includes Once, Tommy and One Man, Two Guvnors. He's currently starring as Charlie in the West End production of Kinky Boots. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, April 10, 2017
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Power, Passion and Virtuosity Promised for Follow-Up by Helpmann Award-Winning Collaborators
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

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AND Theatre Brings 25 OPENING NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Charlotte Donohue returns home to Guthrie, PA, population 6000, for the funeral of her father. She meets her high school/college boyfriend, his niece, and a childhood mentor. As they prepare for the funeral, we discover everyone has something to bury, put to rest, or uncover. (more...)

Tillotson, Treadwell, Leverton, & Vath Join Cast Of First Musical For 29th St Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of its first musical: Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Ape Records Release Debut EP APE Records Vol. 1 Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

APE is a new kind of record label, with a new way of getting things done. Founded by Tamir Muskat (Balkan Beat Box) and Eyal Gruenberg, APE Records is a hybrid between a production house, a music label, and a branding company. The label released their debut EP, (more...)

1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday. (more...)

Andrew Bird Welcomes Dawes to 'Live From The Great Room'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Andrew Bird welcomes Dawes to his Facebook Live series ¬ďLive from the Great Room¬Ē on Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Bridge and Belmont Theatre Team Up for Provocative and Moving AMISH PROJECT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 8, 2017

Actors Bridge Ensemble - Nashville's most forward-thinking and cutting-edge professional theater company - teams up once again with Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance to celebrate their tenth anniversary as artistic Collaborators with Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, a moving and provocative presentation that allows the two companies' strengths to be fully on display, giving audiences much to consider in the post-show haze of introspection and remembrance. (more...)

Legendary Little Steven Announces Highly Anticipated New Album 'Soulfire' Out This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe has announced the eagerly anticipated new album from the legendary Little Steven. (more...)

The Dance Cartel to Bring Energy-Busting Experience ONTHEFLOOR to OBERON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents ONTHEFLOOR, created and performed by The Dance Cartel. Performances will be held on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

Itamar Moses, Isaac Oliver and More Set for DEAD DARLINGS: COMRADES EDITION at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on April 12 for COMRADES Edition at Judson Memorial Church. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Seeks Submissions for Writing Fellowship, Scratchpad Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner, and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, have announced that they are currently accepting submissions for the 2017/18 Writing Fellowship. Applications are due on May 21st. (more...)

Carl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Debuting MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST celebrates the art of enjoying life after age 90, aided by a good dose of humor. Reiner's nephew, George Shapiro (¬ďSeinfeld¬Ē), produces and Danny Gold directs. (more...)

Bloomingdale School of Music to Present NOTES FROM 108TH STREET to Support Student Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) will be holding their annual benefit for student scholarships and financial aid, Notes from 108th Street, on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at the Broadway Presbyterian Church located at 612 W. 114th St. & Broadway from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable Collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging ¬ďthe ultimate in intimate productions¬Ē (The New York Times),¬†On Site Opera¬†(OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's¬†La m√®re coupable¬†(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society.¬†La m√®re coupable¬†also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

USA Network Renews Critically Acclaimed Science Fiction Drama COLONY for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

USA Network today announced a Season 3 pickup of the critically acclaimed science fiction drama COLONY. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY currently airs Thursdays at 10/9c, and will culminate on April 6 in the highly-anticipated season finale. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Chiara String Quartet, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the Chiara String Quartet in an encore performance on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave) following their lauded 2015-2016 season MetLiveArts residency. The concert will include the New York premiere of Rome Prize-winner Pierre Jalbert's Canticle String Quartet No. 6 and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet with clarinetist Todd Palmer. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
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Why James Patterson is the Truest Best Selling Author
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

James Patterson has written at least 114 New York Times Bestselling books, making him the world's truest bestselling author.  Even by combining the book sales of JK Rowling, Dan Brown and John Grisham, you still wouldn't reach the total sales of Patterson. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, April 24, 2017
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Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

Grant Stott's TALES FROM BEHIND THE MIC Headed to Musselburgh & Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Award-winning radio DJ and TV presenter, voice-over artist, actor and regular panto villain Grant Stott will be performing a special extended version of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit solo show, Tales From Behind The Mic, at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, on Saturday 22 April and The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, on Sunday 7 May, as part of a Scottish spring tour. (more...)

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