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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 4

French Montana Signs to Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records; Releases New Track & Video
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of the most prolific and instantly recognizable players in the game today with nearly 300 lead and feature appearances on singles, album and mixtape tracks and videos has officially signed to the roster of the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records partnership (more...)

VINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Jim Findlay's VINE OF THE DEAD, a performance produced by Joel Bassin and Collapsable Giraffe, presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center, will play three performances only at The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, May 26 - 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

Gideon Productions to Launch Outreach Program for Underserved Audiences
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Gideon Productions is pleased to launch an Underserved Audiences Outreach Program as part of their production of Mac Rogers' Universal Robots at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street), June 3-26. Gideon's Underserved Audiences Outreach Program will feature special performances interpreted for the Blind and Deaf, as well as a Family Support Matinee for parents with young children. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

Museum of Performance + Design to Present NOTHING IS SACRED?
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The MUSEUM OF PERFORMANCE + DESIGN announces the premiere of Nothing is Sacred?, a new absurdist tragicomedy in 6 acts set in present day San Francisco by researcher/ performer/ writer YULA PALUY. The play looks at the stories we tell ourselves and others while living precariously between digital immediacy and distance, between the homeless and the newly rich, between loneliness and love, between what seems right and what seems wrong, between disease and wellness, and, ultimately, between the sacred and the mundane. (more...)

Hartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

he Hartt School Board of Trustees Co-Chair Michael Menapace, Hartt Dance Division Director Stephen Pier, and Hartt School Interim Dean T. Clark Saunders, awarded the Fuller Medal to Enid Lynn, founder of the Hartt Dance Division and co-founder of the Hartford Ballet. The Fuller Medal, the highest award conveyed by The Hartt School, is awarded to those who have shown exemplary vision and leadership within the performing arts. Lynn was presented with the award prior to the Friday evening 'Hartt Dances' performance before a near sold-out crowd, in recognition of her invaluable contributions to dance education in Hartford. (more...)

Technavio Announces Top Three Trends for the Global Enterprise Cloud Services Market Through 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016


Local Student Damaris Vizvett Wins 2nd Place at National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Local high school student and CTG regional finalist Damaris Vizvett took second place in the national finals for the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 20 and runs through August 7, with a post-festival special event on August 13. In Lincoln Center's continuing commitment to making the arts available to all, the 46th edition of the popular festival will fill the plazas with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of U.S., international, and local artists. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 4, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August WilsonMonologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'The Union of The State' is one of the most-unique, untold tales in the history of show business. It's the story of eleven teenagers who met in college and formed one of the most prolific and impactful comedy troupes of all-time, The State. The 600-page book is now available. Visit for an updated list of purchase locations. (more...)

Chicago's Ireon Roach Tops 2016 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. (more...)

Jake Bugg to Headline The Showbox This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

STG & AEG will welcome Jake Bugg to The Showbox on September 8, 2016 at 8:30PM. (more...)

Workiva Helps JLL Income Property Trust Replace Legacy Software to Streamline Accounting, Finance and Corporate Secretary Processes
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016


Synaptive Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Health Informatics Platform
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016


Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54! (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 2, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/2/2016
by - May 2, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 5/2/2016. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters present the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition tonight, May 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Melody Parker to Release New Album 'Archipelago', 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On May 13, Melody Parker releases her debut album, Archipelago. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its final production of Season 36, the D.C. premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Nataki Garrett. An Octoroon will run from May 30 to June 26, 2016. (more...)

1812 Productions Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 theatre season. The 2016-2017 season is 1812 Productions' 20th anniversary season and includes a variety of original, scripted, and revival works in styles classic and contemporary. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert & Jane Krakowski Sing a Song for America's 'Unsung Heroes'
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Stephen Colbert explained that the world is full of so many heroes who never have a song sung about them. Fortunately, Stephen and guest Jane Krakowski were able to right that wrong. (more...)

Raise Production Inc. Announces 2015 Financial Results and Operations Update
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016


FSLC Announces 'Sound + Vision Presents' Summer Programs
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces two Sound + Vision Presents summer programs, exploring the connections between music and film through a series of intimate concerts paired with rare screenings. (more...)

Production Team Behind Showtime's TWIN PEAKS is Revealed
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On the heels of yesterday's announcement of the new TWIN PEAKS cast and the conclusion of principal photography, SHOWTIME, David Lynch and Mark Frost have released the names of the production team on the highly-anticipated series. (more...)

Don Giovanni's Outer Spaces Drops 'Words; LP Out 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Baltimore's Outer Spaces will release their debut full-length LP, A Shedding Snake, on May 27 with Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/25/2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 4/25/2016. (more...)

'Me and Mrs. Jones' Singer Billy Paul Passes Away at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Jazz singer Billy Paul, perhaps best known for his iconic hit 'Me and Mrs. Jones,' died on Sunday, April 24, at the age of 80 (more...)

South Florida JAZZ Presents the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet in Concert This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

South Florida JAZZ, the area's premier modern jazz organization, is excited to present the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

New York's premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. T (more...)

Cast Announced for Mac Rogers' UNIVERSAL ROBOTS at The Sheen Center, 6/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Gideon Productions will proudly present at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Lafayette) - UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, a science fiction epic from acclaimed playwright Mac Rogers (The Honeycomb Trilogy; The Message Podcast) inspired by Karel Capek's seminal 1921 play R.U.R. The production, directed byJordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Asymmetric at 59E59), will run June 3-26 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, and Monday at 8pm with additional performances on Wednesday, June 15 & 22 at 8pm. Tickets ($25) are available online at or by calling OvationTix at866-811-4111.  (more...)

Kygo's 'Cloud Nine' Tracklist Announced feat. John Legend & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

As we edge ever closer towards the release of 'Cloud Nine', Kygo now officially reveals the full tracklisting to his debut album. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host 'Art Is Everywhere' Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

"Where do you see art in your world" is a question that Westport Country Playhouse is asking as the theater presents a series of "Art Is Everywhere" events and exhibits around the 2016 Season opening productions of "Art" and "Red," two Tony Award-winning plays performed in repertory (alternating daily), May 3 - 29. (more...)

Kennedy Center Sets 2016 Citizen Artist Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the first class of its new Citizen Artist Fellows program, which recognizes artists across the country who utilize their art form for positive impact on communities small and large. These Citizen Artist Fellows will be a signature component of the annual Kennedy Center Arts Summit, to be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Writer Elizabeth Kirschner to Celebrate Release of New Memoir WAKING THE BONES at West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Join writer Elizabeth Kirschner for a celebration and reception of her award-winning memoir, WAKING THE BONES, on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at West End Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Kirschner will be joined by co-Collaborators, composer Pamela Marshall and painter Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer in order to create a dynamic evening. (more...)

Mike Albo to Bring SPERMHOOD World Premiere to Dixon Place This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Dixon Place's new commission SPERMHOOD, will open on Friday, May 13th at 7:30 pm. Based on his Amazon Kindle bestseller, Spermhood: Diary of a Donor, writer and performer Mike Albo, returns to Dixon Place with his hilarious account of the year he spent donating sperm for his friends. (more...)

BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

If it was possible to like... or rather, LOOOVE... the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS even more so than one already does, the lovable, fresh-faced cast of the musical's current first national tour is certainly making a really good case for it. An all-around spectacular stage show in every sense of the word, the 2013 six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical's current North American traveling company---now back in Los Angeles for an all-too brief two-week run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through April 24---very much lives up to its rousing, crowd-pleasing reputation thrice over. Still haven't seen this incredibly entertaining, surprisingly heartwarming show on tour yet? What are you waiting for? (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Blake Silver to Co-Direct EMOJILAND Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Blake Silver, associate director of Broadway's celebrated 2015 Deaf West revival of 'Spring Awakening,' will co-direct the upcoming concert premiere of 'Emojiland' at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles.  Creators Keith and Laura Harrison will also co-direct. (more...)

Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

CoHo has announced its Summerfest 2016 lineup. Four shows in four weekends will feature an unknown drag legend, a masked Shakespearean fanfic, an acrobatic Downton Abbey, and laughable panic attacks. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm), join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Adds New Members to Patriot Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

As the inaugural season of Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Patriot Program approaches its end, artistic director Sean Daniels has announced the addition of 14 new theatre artists to the company's network of Collaborators. The new class of Patriots includes a mix of local and national artists who can now count MRT as one of their theatrical homes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joe Slabe and ATG's New Musical CROSSING SWORDS at UCPAC 4/20 TO 5/1
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 19, 2016 interviewed Joe Slabe about his career and his new musical 'Crossing Swords' The show is being produced by American Theater Group and will be on the Hamilton Stage of UCPAC in Rahway from April 20th to May 1st. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

San Diego REP to Welcome Herbert Siguenza for Three-Year Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced that Herbert  Siguenza will be working with The REP through June 2019 as part of the National Playwright Residency Program. (more...)

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