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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.

Intimations Dance to Bring New Work to Aeronaut Brewing Company, 1/31Intimations Dance to Bring New Work to Aeronaut Brewing Company, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

?Intimations Dance will install new dance work at Aeronaut Brewing Company, a craft brewery and foods hub in Somerville, MA, for an evening of performance to celebrate the culmination of Boston's National Choreography Month. Several creative Collaborators join Intimations Dance for the brewery takeover: local dance company Paradise Lost; independent choreographers Michael Figueroa, Sarah Mae Gibbons, and Wisty Andres; a cohort of live musicians from Berklee College of Music; and VJs and local DJ Univer-AL. The performance takes place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6 pm–12 am. (more...)

Andrew Rannells Set For THE KNICK S2 & Talks New Anne Hathaway Film THE INTERNAndrew Rannells Set For THE KNICK S2 & Talks New Anne Hathaway Film THE INTERN
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2015

Andrew Rannells is having a career high! (more...)

Art of Time Ensemble to Present MAGIC AND LOSS: A TRIBUTE TO LOU REED, 2/27-28Art of Time Ensemble to Present MAGIC AND LOSS: A TRIBUTE TO LOU REED, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Following the success of their sold-out encore collaboration with jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux, Art of Time Ensemble takes on the music of a legendary songwriter in Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed. Canadian pop and rock stars will perform a broad sampling of Lou Reed's music, backed by peers from the jazz and classical world at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre (231 Queen's Quay W.) on Feb. 27 and 28. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Looking Down the Road' Episode of HBO's LOOKINGVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Looking Down the Road' Episode of HBO's LOOKING
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

On the next episode of HBO's LOOKING titled 'Looking Down the Road,', Patrick questions his relationship with Kevin, Agustin spends a day at Eddie's shelter and Dom finds an unexpected guest at Lynn's. (more...)

Jason Mraz Announces Additional Dates for 'Yes!' World TourJason Mraz Announces Additional Dates for 'Yes!' World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced the addition of more dates to his ongoing 'YES!' intimate world tour. (more...)

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh Announces Shows EASTBURN AVENUE, [BEST IMITATION], THE NEXT GALILEO and More for Hot Metal MusicalsMusical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh Announces Shows EASTBURN AVENUE, [BEST IMITATION], THE NEXT GALILEO and More for Hot Metal Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh, the group becoming better known simply as MTAP, announces both the shows and cast for Hot Metal Musicals, the inaugural showcase of members' work. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY to Run 2/17-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Riverside's celebrated 2014-2015 Season continues with the most anticipated show of the season, West Side Story. Conceived by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers from different worlds who fight to keep their passion alive. West Side Story performs on the Stark Stage from February 17 - March 8, 2015 and is sponsored by The O'Haire Fessler Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

Rihanna Releases New Single Featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye WestRihanna Releases New Single Featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Rihanna has yet again joined forces with some all-star Collaborators to bring fans her latest track. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 25, 2015

The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-winning full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway Collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is extending its run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until Sunday, February 1. (The show was originally announced to close Sunday, January 25.) (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Owen Wilson Plays A Broadway Producer in New Comedy SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAYVIDEO: First Look - Owen Wilson Plays A Broadway Producer in New Comedy SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Below, get a first look at director Peter Bogdanovich's new comey SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY, hitting theaters on April 10th. (more...)

BIND Therapeutics Co-Founder Publishes Nanotechnology Article in the Journal of the American Medical AssociationBIND Therapeutics Co-Founder Publishes Nanotechnology Article in the Journal of the American Medical Association
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Dr. Langer's article in JAMA was published in the January issue and is also available online at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx. (more...)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Park Reopens, 2/13Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Park Reopens, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Department of Recreation and Parks, Project Restore, Public Works - Bureau of Engineering, the Department of General Services, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation announce February 13, 2015 as the official reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of the vibrant, artistic, cultural, and recreational Barnsdall Park (http://www.barnsdall.org/visit/hollyhock-house/). To mark the occasion, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will lead an Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the project's Collaborators at 4:00 p.m. at the Hollyhock House on February 13, 2015. Following this, for one night only, the City of Los Angeles and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation will open Hollyhock House for self-guided tours for 24 hours, commencing at 4:00 p.m. on February 13 until 4:00 p.m. on February 14, 2015. Visitors are invited to enjoy the event and share with others via social media with the #WrightAtNighthashtag. (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Reveals His Top Turn Ons & Offs on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Reveals His Top Turn Ons & Offs on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2015

Since the LOOKING star is amongst the most coveted of gay bachelors since Tab Hunter, host Andy Cohen couldn't help but ask him what qualities he seeks in a suitor. (more...)

Geisinger connects to statewide Research and Education networkGeisinger connects to statewide Research and Education network
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

DANVILLE, Pa., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Geisinger Health System has become the first health care organization to be connected to PennREN, the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) to provide broadband connectivity, foster collaboration and promote innovative use of digital technologies for the benefit of Pennsylvanians. (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLORHERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as 'the sport of the arts.' (more...)

Manchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LANDManchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

wonder.land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged). Directed by the National Theatre's incoming Director Rufus Norris. (more...)

Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running now through February 1, 2015. Details below! (more...)

The Hypocrites to Present ENDGAME, 2/20-4/4 at The Den TheatreThe Hypocrites to Present ENDGAME, 2/20-4/4 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 season with Samuel Beckett's comic masterpiece ENDGAME, directed by Artistic Director Halena Kays*, playing February 20 - April 4, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Wednesday, February 25 at 8 pm. (more...)

Soundtrack to Psychological Thriller THE BOY NEXT DOOR to Be Released 2/17Soundtrack to Psychological Thriller THE BOY NEXT DOOR to Be Released 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Back Lot Musichasreleasedthe digital soundtrackalbum forThe Boy Next Door, Universal Pictures'psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, it was announced today. (more...)

Oscar Nominees to Support Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 24/7 BenefitOscar Nominees to Support Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 24/7 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Golden Globe winners and Academy Award nominees (Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Nicolas Giacobone join Oberon Theatre Ensemble's (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director) 24/7 Benefit to support its 18th season. 24/7 will feature seven short plays created in 24 hours and presented January 25th at the June Havoc Theater (312 West 36th Street) at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Miss Riverside's Crowd-pleasing MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBERBWW Reviews: Don't Miss Riverside's Crowd-pleasing MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
by Jeffrey Walker - Jan 20, 2015

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER might be a show Riverside Center has to bring back again real soon. But your job is to get tickets to it now. Patrick A'Hearn has assembled a winning cast to showcase more than 30 songs from the great and near great Webber musicals. Fans of CATS, EVITA, and even STARLIGHT EXPRESS can revel in songs from these and a dozen other titles. (more...)

ERIK Set for FRIGID New York, 2/19-3/8ERIK Set for FRIGID New York, 2/19-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

This Winter, Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting ERIK, directed by Jerrod Bogard, as part of the FRIGID New York. The Festival will take place February 19th through March 8th at the Kraine & Under St Marks Theatres. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre Extends FASCINATIN' GERSHWIN Through 3/22Florida Repertory Theatre Extends FASCINATIN' GERSHWIN Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of Fascinatin' Gershwin, a glamorous evening at the theatre that celebrates the music that defined a generation. (more...)

Netflix Orders New Comedy Series FLAKED from Will ArnettNetflix Orders New Comedy Series FLAKED from Will Arnett
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered Flaked, a new comedy series starring Will Arnett. Eight episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Looking Top to Bottom' Episode of HBO's LOOKINGVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Looking Top to Bottom' Episode of HBO's LOOKING
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

On the next episode of HBO's LOOKING titled 'Looking Top to Bottom,' Patrick preps for an overnight with Kevin, Agustin reaches out to Richie and Dom questions Lynn's support. (more...)

Tuta Theatre's MUSIC HALL Begins 2/5 at The Den TheatreTuta Theatre's MUSIC HALL Begins 2/5 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

TUTA Theatre Chicago has announce complete casting for the US premiere of MUSIC HALL, by Jean-Luc Lagarce, directed by Founding Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic (Brecht's The Wedding, Chekhov's Uncle Vanya), and featuring Jeffrey Binder (Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lion King, Side Man). (more...)

'CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART AND THEATER' Comes to Atlantic Wharf, 2/13-14'CHANNEL/DANCE: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART AND THEATER' Comes to Atlantic Wharf, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

CHANNEL/DANCE : an evening of movement, art and theater; co-presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance. Performances run Friday, February 13, & Saturday, February 14, at 8 pm. Free and open to all. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - THE MERRY WIDOW, Cineworld Wandsworth, January 17 2015BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - THE MERRY WIDOW, Cineworld Wandsworth, January 17 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 18, 2015

Gary Naylor takes his seat to watch a live transmission of a classic operetta beamed from The Big Apple to The Big Smoke and losing little en route. (more...)

Hasslein Books Launches New Doctor Who Essay AnthologyHasslein Books Launches New Doctor Who Essay Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Hasslein Books has announced 'Who Beyond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who,' written by Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson. 'Who Beyond 50' (hassleinbooks.com/pages/book_who50.php) is now available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and CreateSpace.com, and will soon also be available to consumers at BarnesandNoble.com, and to resellers via Ingram, NACSCORP and CreateSpace Direct Resellers. BBC's immensely popular Doctor Who series, featuring an extraterrestrial Time Lord exploring the universe aboard a time machine resembling a police call box, is a significant part of British pop culture and a cult favorite worldwide. The series has changed radically over the years, with thirteen actors portraying the Doctor to date, and with more than 50 companions joining him on his adventures. Few television series have remained in production for decades. Fewer have come back from cancellation to spawn multiple spinoffs. And even fewer have thrived following the loss of their lead actor. Amazingly, Doctor Who can proudly boast all three claims. Brian J Robb and Paul Simpson have assembled 50 thematic, chronological essays covering a wide variety of Who icons over the past five decades. The long-time Collaborators posted preliminary versions of some of these essays at Sci-Fi Bulletin, but have delved into far greater detail for this collected edition, examining not only the show itself, but the background of each actor to play the role of the Doctor and each showrunner who helped keep the series alive, as well as the novels, audios, monsters, companions, music, effects, fandom, and much more. But Who Beyond 50 is more than just another TV retrospectiveit's a celebration of Who's surprises and successes, and an honest account of its faults and failures. Brian J. Robb is a New York Times and Sunday Times best-selling author whose works include Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV, A Brief History of Star Trek, A Brief History of Star Wars, Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film and Screams and Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven. Paul Simpson has written official guides for Farscape, Smallville, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, as well as unofficial books about subjects as diverse as James Bond, Nicole Kidman, The O.C., the Oz mythos and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The two authors recently collaborated on Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond. 'Who Beyond 50,' a softcover volume spanning 330 pages, is now available for purchase. Beautifully designed, the book features an introduction by Nicholas Briggs, a British actor, writer, director and composer closely associated with Doctor Who and its various spinoffs, particularly as the voices of the Doctor's nemesis, the Daleks and the Cybermen. For more information, visit hassleinbooks.com/pages/book_who50.php. For review copies or author interviews, please contact info@hassleinbooks.com. We would also welcome being included in year-end gift guides, and are open to contest giveaways. To learn about Hasslein's other titles, visit the company's website (hassleinbooks.com), Twitter feed (twitter.com/hassleinbooks), Facebook page (facebook.com/hassleinbooks) or blog (hassleinbooks.blogspot.com), or e-mail info@hassleinbooks.com. About Hasslein Publishing, LLC Hasslein Publishing (hassleinbooks.com), a New York-based publisher of reference guides by geeks, for geeks, is named after Doctor Otto Hasslein, a time-travel expert portrayed by actor Eric Braeden in the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes. In addition to Who Beyond 50, the company's lineup of genre-based reference books includes Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, The Back to the Future Lexicon, The Back to the Future Chronology, The Red Dwarf Encyclopedia and Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who, with future volumes to feature James Bond, G.I. Joe, Alien vs. Predator, Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and more. Doctor Who and all related characters and stories are copyright © BBC, with no infringement intended. (more...)

SJP and Rihanna Join FENDI for Charity and Reopening of FlagshipSJP and Rihanna Join FENDI for Charity and Reopening of Flagship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

FENDI announces the FENDI 3Baguette project in collaboration with 5 iconic New York women, on the occasion of the inauguration of its new New York Flagship Boutique on Madison Avenue on February the 13th. This initiative involves a special group of iconic women who exemplify New York's creative and innovating spirit, invited by FENDI to personalize their own 3Baguette handbag, allowing for a completely unique and fully interpreted creation. Working closely with Silvia Venturini Fendi and FENDI's atelier, the women have been able to bring their creations to life, continuing FENDI's motto that 'Nothing is Impossible'. Collaborators include musician Rihanna, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, artist Rachel Feinstein, model Jourdan Dunn and blogger Leandra Medine. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOTony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Rebelution Fires Up 2015 With COUNT ME IN Remix EP, Out 1/20Rebelution Fires Up 2015 With COUNT ME IN Remix EP, Out 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Rebelution had a milestone year in 2014 with the release of their fourth studio album, Count Me In, which was the #1 selling album for the year on the Billboard Reggae chart, and their first coreleased with Easy Star Records. 2015 kick starts right where they left off, with the announcement of their Count Me In Remix EP featuring Iration, The Green, J Boog, Katchafire, Dub Architect, Michael Goldwasser, Marshall 'Ras MG' Goodman and Yeti Beats, available on January 20th. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Welcomes New Board Members, Artistic Associates & More for 77th SeasonOlney Theatre Center Welcomes New Board Members, Artistic Associates & More for 77th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, announces the addition of four new Board Members, twenty-five Artistic Associates, and the launch of a new-play development program with Ben Kingsland's world premiere adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's LiceuBWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional catfight between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic opera house, the Liceu. It stars the sensational Maria of American mezzo Joyce DiDonato, the highly charged Elisabetta of Spanish mezzo Silvia Tro Santafé and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena's sonorous Roberto. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

Danny Burstein, Andy Karl & More Will Take Part in The Drama League's 2015 Winter SeaonDanny Burstein, Andy Karl & More Will Take Part in The Drama League's 2015 Winter Seaon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Drama League has announced the Winter 2015 Season of events at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. (more...)

PRISM Quartet Announces New Album, HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, Volume 1PRISM Quartet Announces New Album, HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, Volume 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Constantly in search of new musical terrain, the PRISM Quartet (Timothy McAllister, Taimur Sullivan, Matthew Levy, and Zachary Shemon)—“one of America's finest saxophone quartets for three decades” (The New Yorker)—celebrates its 30th anniversary with a groundbreaking recording: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1. (more...)

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

From February 12 to 21, 2015, the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), one of Switzerland's leading orchestras, tours to California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC to perform its signature interpretations of early 20th-century French and Russian repertoire. Conductor Charles Dutoit, born in Lausanne in the Suisse romande, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, leads the OSR in Debussy's “Ibéria”, Ravel's La valse and Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 in separate programs, and Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale. Russian pianist Nikolaï Lugansky joins the OSR in performances of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. With these programs, Mr. Dutoit pays tribute to the flagship repertoire and spirit of his mentor Ernest Ansermet, the founder and longstanding music director of the OSR. (more...)

The NARS Foundation Presents THE DREAMS THAT I GAVE HER, 1/24-2/20The NARS Foundation Presents THE DREAMS THAT I GAVE HER, 1/24-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Dreams That I Gave Her is a collaborative gallery exhibition that entails original writing, music, and visual art created specifically for the exhibition. In conjunction with NARS Foundation, curators Kelli Burton and Yulia Topchiy have organized a creative project that involves 30 New York-based artists. The participants will consist of 10 writers, 10 musicians, and 10 visual artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 6-9pm at NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. The show will conclude with a closing reception on February 20, 2015. (more...)

Yara Arts Group's DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS Runs 2/20-3/8 at La MaMaYara Arts Group's DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS Runs 2/20-3/8 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

'Dark Night Bright Stars' by Yara Arts Group, directed by Virlana Tkacz, recreates the meeting of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), the great Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge (1807-1867), the African-American actor who was much honored in Europe. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the American premiere of the work February 20 to March 8 in its First Floor Theater 74A East Fourth Street, Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Anthony Johnston Talks AnimalPart's A QUIET SIP OF COFFEEBWW Interviews: Anthony Johnston Talks AnimalPart's A QUIET SIP OF COFFEE
by David Clarke - Jan 14, 2015

Canadian transplants and New York based theater artists AnimalParts, co-founded by Anthony Johnston and Nathan Schwartz, are bringing their latest play to life in New York. A QUIET SIP OF COFFEE: OR, THIS IS NOT THE PLAY WE'VE WRITTEN opens this weekend at New York City's Dixon Place. In anticipation of opening night, Anthony Johnston and I chatted about A QUIET SIP OF COFFEE. (more...)

Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents Robert Brustein's THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, 2/7-3/1New Repertory Theatre Presents Robert Brustein's THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE, FEBRUARY 7-MARCH 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$60 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Emeline Michel and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/25Bridget Everett, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Emeline Michel and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, January 14 - 25, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Ava DuVernay, Richard Linklater & More Set for 14th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-upAva DuVernay, Richard Linklater & More Set for 14th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-up
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced the guest speakers and program for the 14 th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series (more...)

Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the third in a popular series of Blues at the Crossroads concerts on February 7, 2015 with The Soul of the Blues, a musical celebration of songs by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, James Brown and others. Performing on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage are 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas, vocalist Lee Fields, up-and-coming star Alecia Chakour and jazz/funk guitarist Eric Krasno, all backed by The Dynamites. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance's A SPACE DIVIDED Opens 4/12 at Z SpaceLiss Fain Dance's A SPACE DIVIDED Opens 4/12 at Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Liss Fain Dance has announced the premiere of A SPACE DIVIDED, a shared immersive performance installation that joins Fain and her longtime set designer Matthew Antaky with guest choreographers Christian Burns and Amy Seiwert. In A Space Divided each choreographer responds to Antaky's immersive installation. A Space Divided opens Thursday, April 9 and runs through Sunday, April 12 at Z Space in San Francisco. (more...)

Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's DayJessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others. This performance marks Miss Norman's first solo recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since May 2008. (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five BoroughsLincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Lincoln Center is expanding its Lincoln Center Local series, offering free screenings of world-class performances to library branches around New York City's five boroughs. The Lincoln Cente­­r Local: Free Screenings series, running from January to June 2015, is part of a pilot program run by Lincoln Center Education, and expands upon last year's Lincoln Center Local HD series. (more...)

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