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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.

Dave Grohl, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, and More Attend Chris Cornell's Funeral
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

According to Variety, Chris Cornell's funeral was widely attended by friends and colleagues. Guests include Dave Grohl, Josh Brolin, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and band members from Metallica, Jane's Addiction, Eagles, and more.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Daughter Dances For Answers in Sergio Trujillo's ARRABAL
by Justin J. Sacramone - May 26, 2017

The foundation of ARRABAL builds upon Argentina's tumultuous past of decaying democracy and state-sponsored terrorism while focusing on a single family affected by this conflict. The family here is a captured guerrilla fighter-slash-father, a mourning Abuela, and daughter Arrabal on a quest for closure. Despite sounding overstuffed, the title character's undeveloped journey combined with a vague use of dense themes leads to a performance piece begging to be more. (more...)

Honors' New Song Premieres At All Things Go + Brooklyn & LA Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Emerging Toronto-based band Honors' new song ¬ďSay Yes¬Ē premieres at All Things Go, who say, ¬ďThe latest single by Honors has us in the clouds. With a mellow intro and almost ethereal vibe, 'Say Yes' is a slow burning flame that singes the hairs rising from your neck (more...)

Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom and More Coming Up This June at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 5-June 11, featuring Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom, Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

El Dusty to Release New Single 'Kanto Negro' Today on Aftercluv
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Electro-Cumbia pioneer El Dusty spent countless hours digging through cumbia tracks released in the 60's and 70's from the Colombian label Discos Fuentes looking for samples. (more...)

Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. and Academy for New Musical Theatre Team for July Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

New Musicals Inc. and the Academy for New Musical Theatre are joining forces to present an extraordinary conference for musical theatre writers, entirely online, over a two-week period from July 10-27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: REBIRTH OF A NATION at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - May 26, 2017

Sometimes things sound really good on paper, but never fully pan out in their final incarnations. Paul D. Miller's ( aka  DJ Spooky) Rebirth of a Nation is a prime example of this scenario becoming reality. (more...)

THE RED SHOES at Glasgow King's Arrives in Two Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted bring Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES to King's Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 June as part of its world premiere tour. (more...)

Music Legend Todd Rundgren Gets Notre Dame Artist in Residence Mini-Documentary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rundgren started his Spirit of Harmony Foundation a few years ago to help bring music back into schools - (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows present WORKS IN PROGRESS 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

17 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Sonya Berlovitz (costume design), Thomasina Petrus (actor) and Kimberly Richardson (actor) will present selections from theatrical works in progress on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Mixed Blood Theatre. This free event is presented by the Playwrights' Center, which is taking reservations at, or 612-332-7481. Mixed Blood Theatre is located at 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. (more...)

THE RED SHOES World Premiere Tour Arrives In Sheffield Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New Adventures bring the World Premiere tour of Sir Matthew Bourne's highly acclaimed The Red Shoes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June. (more...)

BBC America Teams with Elisabeth Moss on Developing Mini-Series FEVER
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Based on Mary Beth Keane's novel of the same name, the limited series is set to star award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid's Tale, Top of the Lake). Moss, who additionally holds the rights to the novel, will also serve as an Executive Producer on the project. (more...)

2017 Hudson River Dance Festival to Showcase Breathtaking Artists on the Hudson Waterfront
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Hudson River Park, one of the nation's longest waterfront parks and an urban oasis for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world, will be the backdrop for a visually and culturally breathtaking dance program featuring the crème de la crème of contemporary and modern dance at the third annual Hudson River Dance Festival, taking place at Pier 63 inHudson River Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the First Read-Through of (NOT) WATER, Coming to 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER, co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol, as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street), running June 6-30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first read-through of the script below! (more...)

Eclectic Nashville Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet Return to New York Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following acclaimed performances last month at Lincoln Center's Rose Studio, pipa virtuoso Wu Man and her longtime Collaborators the Shanghai Quartet return to New York for a program that blends the traditional music of China with contemporary works by Chinese composers, performed at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A BRIEF, ENDLESS LOVE to Premiere at Dallas Comedy House
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Dallas Comedy House is proud to announce the premiere of A BRIEF ENDLESS LOVE, by Matt Lyle, opening June 2nd. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. at the Dallas Comedy House Mainstage Theater - 3025 Main St ¬ē Dallas, TX. Arrangements can made for other dates. (more...)

The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)

Chris Cornell's Funeral to Be Held May 26th in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

CNN reports that the funeral of the recently deceased Chris Cornell will be held in Los Angeles on May 26th. Cornell's body will be flown from Michigan to LA and he will be interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The broadcast premiere of Young Artists of America: The Songs of Tim Rice, airs on Maryland Public Television (MPT) Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Filmed recently at MPT's Owings Mills studios, the program features symphonic, dance, and vocal performances of lyricist Sir Tim Rice's musical theater and movie hits by the Bethesda-based group, (YAA). YAA consists of students from more than 80 schools in Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The one-hour television special includes the talents of some 150 area students, and is hosted by Sir Tim Rice. (more...)

Lindsey Luff Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Now based in Brooklyn by way of Memphis, thoughtful singer and songwriter Lindsey Luff tenderly combines Americana and folk-pop for a bright yet nuanced sound on her self-titled debut album, out today. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Vital Joint presents ?!:New Works 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

!?:New Works -- the spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival -- is a month long festival of New York's best experimental artists and theatre companies presenting brand new work. (more...)

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub At The Public Present 2017 Kimmel Center Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public partners, once again, with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the intensive program serves as an incubator for artists and Collaborators to create and develop innovative new musical theater projects and music. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5-18 with free public workshops with audience feedback and Q&A on June 16 and 17. (more...)

Honoring the Composers Who Soundtrack Our Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

ASCAP honored our tremendously talented composers of TV, film and video game music at the Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. A who's who of scoring for screens small, silver and everything in between flocked to LA's historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of dazzling performances, tender tributes and appreciation for the musical masterminds behind America's favorite screen entertainment. (more...)

Blonder Announces Debut EP + Tour with Day Wave this June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Recorded to two-inch tape at Los Angeles' legendary Sound City Studios, $5 is a neon-hued collection of edgy confections that reflect Constantine's musical lodestars: Lorde and the 1975. (more...)

ICE Performs Free Pop-Up Concert at Miller Theatre on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), returns to the Miller Theatre for ICE: Animal Behaviors, a free Pop-Up concert on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. ICE members Jacob Greenberg (piano), Nuiko Wadden (harp), Ryan Muncy (saxophone), and Dan Lippel (guitar) will perform a program that re-examines the basic animal nature of each of the featured instruments' personalities, from ferocity to tenderness, and everything in between. The chamber pieces explore how instruments camouflage each other's sound, while the natural and unnatural tendencies of harp, saxophone, and Indian harmonium are highlighted in the solo works. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily.   (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Celebrate New Release VOICES at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom ("The Rose") will make her Birdland debut with a concert celebration of her new CD, "Voices." The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Theatre Sound Community to Come Together for the Tonys at THE COLLABORATOR PARTY 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Today, The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event will return for its third year in New York City, after two years of the now legendary sold-out parties across the country. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the theatre sound community and all of their Collaborators. (more...)

'Risky Playwright' Emma Goldman-Sherman Unveils Risqué New Play WHORTICULTURE at Bernie Wohl
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of WHORTICULTURE, Tuesday, June 6, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the New Works Series. (more...)

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new co-production with Victorian Opera, Benjamin Britten's opera in two acts, The Rape of Lucretia. Directed by Helpmann Award Winner, Kip Williams, the production stars Mezzo Soprano Anna Dowsley (Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Australia; SCO's Ich habe genug) in a career-defining title role. Conducted by SCO's Artistic Director, Jack Symonds, Costume Design and Associate Direction is by Elizabeth Gadsby; Set Design is by David Fleischer; and Lighting Design is by Damien Cooper. Six performances of this world premiere season will be presented at Carriageworks from 19 - 26 August 2017. (more...)

DHX Media Licenses Original Kids' Series MASSIVE MONSTER MAYHEM to Nickelodeon
by TV - On the Road - May 17, 2017

DHX Media announces that Nickelodeon has licensed 20 half-hour episodes of MASSIVE MONSTER MAYHEM, an original show for kids 6-11 that combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring Announces New Band & Summer Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarists, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. (more...)

Ravi Coltrane, Troy Roberts, and More Coming to Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Rebekah Allen and Broadway's Badass Ladies to Bring Original Tunes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will feature the musical theater writer with a pop/punk edge Rebekah M. Allen in its all-female evening of original music featuring some of Broadway's most badass ladies. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

River To River Festival Kicks Off Next Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City's completely free summer arts festival, June 14-25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms-often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts-over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists' work and the creative process. (more...)

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards Theatrical Outfit $100,000 Grant for MARTA Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia. Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second oldest, continuously-operating professional theatre company nestled in the heart of downtown, is pleased to announce that The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Theatrical Outfit to research the intersections between MARTA users and performing arts patrons by identifying barriers between patrons taking MARTA to performances and, alternatively, MARTA users attending arts and culture performances.  (more...)

Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert to Release New EP in July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

Laura Benanti & More ft. in New Documentary on MARY POPPINS High School Productions
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, takes to stages across the Garden State in a new documentary that captures the vitality and diversity of the local high school arts community. I CAN'T... I HAVE REHEARSAL premieres Wednesday, May 17th at 8pm on NJTV (check local listings). (more...)

RTYDS Leads The Field In Increasing The Diversity Of Theatre Directors And Artistic Leaders
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) has made significant inroads in promoting and enabling directors from under represented backgrounds to forge a career in theatre and artistic leadership, with significant new funding from Arts Council England. (more...)

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Presents SHACKLETON
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

This June, Ireland's Blue Raincoat Theatre Company will present SHACKLETON, a new play by Jocelyn Clark, at Tron Theatre. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents LOOK WHAT WE MADE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Green Room 42 presents 'LOOK WHAT WE MADE,' an evening of contemporary musical theatre by the graduating class of New York University's **Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Cycle 26. For one night only, these writers will present songs from their new musicals. From folk to pop to post-classical electronica, these phenomenal artists have you covered. Join us as we celebrate their post-graduate debut! (more...)

Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)

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