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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.

Baryshnikov Arts Center Sets Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the fall 2016 performance and residency series, which runs September 27 through December 16. BAC Presents will bring to BAC's stages World and U.S. Premieres of works by international music and dance artists. Tickets go on sale August 15 and can be purchased online at bacnyc.org or by phone at 866 811 4111. Throughout the season,BAC Residencies will provide critical support to nine artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

Syfy and USA Network Announce 2016 Comic-Con Panel Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syfy and USA Network today unveiled their San Diego Comic-Con lineup, featuring an exciting series of panels and screenings with both returning and soon-to-premiere series. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors to Launch This Month with Patti Smith and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running outdoor summer festivals, will open its 46th season of free performances on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 pm with multi-faceted artist Patti Smith in an evening of words and music, joined by longtime musical Collaborators Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan. (more...)

ASCAP, BMI Respond to Controversial Department of Justice Songwriter Rulings
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Songwriters say recent controversial rulings by the Department of Justice could have a serious negative effect on how songs are written and how artists are paid. (more...)

Michael Counts Will Return to NYC with PARADISO: CHAPTER 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Immersive Escape Productions LLC and producing partners Michael Counts and Jennifer Worthington are proud to present PARADISO: Chapter 1, created by Michael Counts with his creative and technical team behind the hit immersive event The Walking Dead Experience. PARADISO: Chapter 1 begins on Wednesday, July 20 for an open ended engagement. Press Opening is Sunday, July 24 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Friday from 6pm - 9:30pm; Saturday from 2pm - 9.30pm, Sunday from 2pm - 8:30pm, with audiences entering every half hour.  PARADISO: Chapter 1 happens at a secret location in Korea Town that is not unveiled until audiences arrive at a designated meeting point shared when their tickets are booked. Ticket prices start at $45. Tickets are available via http://www.paradisoescape.com/. Advance booking is required. (more...)

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Opens in Select Theaters 7/8
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU will open in select theaters beginning this Friday, July 8th. The film premieres nationwide on American Masters Tuesday, October 25 (more...)

New Museum, K11 Art Foundation Announce Residency for Artist Cheng Ran
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

New York, NY¬ÖThe New Museum and the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) today announced a new partnership to support a residency and exhibition program for young Chinese artists. One of the most dynamic art institutions at work in Greater China today, KAF has, since 2010, supported a series of artist residencies in China and initiated major new productions by emerging Chinese artists internationally. KAF and the New Museum share a common mission to empower and incubate the talent of artists by facilitating the production of new works and providing opportunities for presentation locally and globally. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent Collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

VIDEO: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Have Backstage Dance Party to Tara Macri's 'This Crush'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Below, get an exclusive look at the cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB backstage dance party to Tara Macri's summer single 'This Crush.' In addition, watch the official lyric video and a behind-the-scenes video of the new single (more...)

Sketch Theatre Launches with COOKIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sketch Theater's inaugural work, COOKIE, is a performance of dance, drama, digital sound, and visual art using projection. Collaborators Daniel Ching, Marcus Crawford Guy, Daevid Mendivil, and Colin Fuller have been challenged to bring their strengths to the table while opening their field of creative vision to alternative forms of expression. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces the lineup for its fall 2016 season, September 8 - December 17. IAC takes great pride in showcasing a broad range of some of Ireland's greatest artistic talent, in collaborating with American artists and arts institutions alike, and continuing to strengthen the transatlantic bonds of Irish-American culture. Featuring the works of several frequent IAC Collaborators, including Paul Muldoon,Cassandra Wilson, Declan O'Rourke and Christine Tobin, as well as the premiere of several new works, the season epitomizes the dynamic vision IAC has for Irish culture in America at the outset of Ireland's centenary year of independence. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB to Make World Premiere at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, September 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Is Well Worth The Climb
by Barry Lenny - Jul 20, 2016

Terry has forgotten that it is Andy's birthday, and no amount of hinting by Andy is working. (more...)

The Dance Center Aids Chicago Companies with Driehaus Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, long committed to offering Chicago's small and mid-sized contemporary dance companies opportunities for artistic development and performance, is piloting an expansion of its Subsidized Theater Rental Program and a Production Residency program, thanks to a 2016-17 season grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. (more...)

Karin Schneider's SITUATIONAL DIAGRAM Exhibition Open This Fall at Dominique Levy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Beginning September 7, 2016, Dominique Levy will present Situational Diagram, an exhibition by Brazil-born, New York-based artist and filmmaker Karin Schneider. On view through October 20, Situational Diagram will be accompanied by a series of readings and gatherings. (more...)

Research Substantiates that Saturated Buffers at Field Scale do Reduce Nitrates from Subsurface Field Drainage Systems
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the full program for the Crossing the LineFestival 2016, the tenth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 22 through November 3 in venues and public spaces throughout New York City. Tickets will go on saleAugust 15. (more...)

FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FringeNYC Premiere of STILL NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

After a well-received appearance at the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theatre Festival, STILL NOT, a new play by Harrison Bryan, will make its Fringe debut as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). STILL NOT opens August 15 and plays at The WOW Cafe Theatre. The 75-minute skewed-romantic comedy is directed by National Youth Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Rory Lance. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal and onstage! (more...)

TheatreWorks Hosts Creative Workshop on July 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

On  Saturday, July 30, from 10AM to 1PM, TheatreWorks New Milford will host a dynamic creative workshop, 'Die Vampire, Die,' led by Broadway's Susan Blackwell. The workshop, appropriate for individuals of all ages, is inspired by the popular song 'Die Vampire, Die' from the hit Broadway musical [title of show], currently running at TheatreWorks New Milford through July 31. Miss Blackwell was also a member of the original Broadway cast of [title of show].    (more...)

April Matthis to Receive 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor/performer April Matthis is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award, created last year to honor the memory of the legendary and beloved downtown actress and director who passed away in 2013. The award ceremony takes place on July 26 at 7pm at the Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project gallery in the East Village. (more...)

Field Service Software Business Loc8 Releases New Products
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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Northern Stage to present SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

School of Rock, the currently running Broadway hit, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Company and Tuck's Rock Dojo students live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 29-31. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up. (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Paines Plough Announces the Return of its Earlier/Later Roundabout Programme at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Luciole International Theatre to Translate Photography to the Stage in PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Luciole International Theatre continues their inaugural season with passion, risk and awe. Houston has been named one of the most diverse cities in the United States. (more...)

The Ume Group to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Ume Group, a physical theatre ensemble hailed by New York critics for its 'commanding, physically impressive performances' (The Village Voice) and 'risky physical vulnerability' (nytheatre.com) is celebrating its 5-Year Anniversary with a week of performances at the historic Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 10 - 13, 2016. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) has announced its 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for the 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

ODC Theatre Adds Sunday Show for RAWdance; World Premiere of DOUBLE EXPOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

ODC Theater is proud to present RAWdance in the world premiere of Double Exposure, a series of 12 duets each choreographed by a different West Coast choreographer or choreographic team. Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith andWendy Rein are the evening's sole performers in an event they're calling 'the ultimate duet.' Double Exposure runs July 28 - 31, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $45, and may be purchased online at odcdance.org/tickets or by phone at 415.863.9834. (more...)

STAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Some highlights of what's coming up this summer at Wolf Trap include: The Firebird (July 23); Star Trek Into Darkness with the NSO - and a pre-show Trek talk with Adam Nimoy (Leonard's son), Dave Zappone (For the Love of Spock), and Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) along with several NASA staff (July 30); and the National Park Service Centennial celebration weekend, which features performances by Ricky Martin (August 24+25), Aretha Franklin (August 26), and Bonnie Raitt (Augsut 27). Scroll down for details!  (more...)

VIDEO: Platinum Recording Artist Borgeous Premieres Visual for 'Lost & Found'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Platinum recording artist Borgeous just premiered his brand new visual for 'Lost & Found' a track off his debut full-length album 13 which is set for release on August 13th. (more...)

Know Theatre to Kick Off Season 19 with New Rock Musical GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Know Theatre kicks off season 19 with GIRLFRIEND, featuring Book by Todd Almond and Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet. Directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer, with choreography by Kim Popa and musical direction by Erin McCamley, the show runs July 29 - August 27, 2016. (more...)

BORGEOUS Reveals 'Lost & Found' Single Off Debut Album '13'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

In keeping with the 13 title theme of his debut album, BORGEOUS today (July 13) has made available his next single. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

Musical Comedy HALF TIME, Formerly GOTTA DANCE, Eyes Spring 2017 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the new musical comedy formerly known as Gotta Dance, which recently played a triumphant World Premiere at Broadway in Chicago's Bank of America Theater, will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2017 as HALF TIME. (more...)

Punchdrunk Announces Asian Premiere with SLEEP NO MORE in Shanghai
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

Punchdrunk have today announced a brand new production of their award-winning theatrical experience, SLEEP NO MORE, premiering in Shanghai this year. In December 2016, the doors will open to the "McKinnon Hotel" in the city's Jing'an District, ushering audiences into this visceral, tactile and darkly cinematic telling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Macbeth. (more...)

Photo Flash: BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Arena Stage presents BORN FOR THIS: THE BeBe Winans STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. BORN FOR THIS, directed by celebrated director and playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown The Musical), is a co-production with the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta, Ga., where the production ran April 13-May 15, 2016 prior to the Arena Stage production. The new musical, which officially kicks off Arena Stage's 2016/17 season, features original songs and Winans family hits, with a book by Randolph-Wright and Winans. BORN FOR THIS runs now through August 28, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: Cagney Lives On... Off-Broadway
by Rose Marija - Jul 12, 2016

Robert Creighton, embodying the spirit of James Cagney in this energetic, fast-paced, biographical musical, Cagney, playing at the Westside Theater/Upstairs, Off-Broadway, brings the Hollywood icon to life. He has the physical plant of Cagney, as well as a dynamic talent for tap dancing, singing, and playing the tough guy, not unlike Cagney. It was exhilarating to be in attendance at this high energy performance on Friday, June 8, 2016. The world premiere was in Florida, 2009. The show has gone through its own evolution on its way to New York. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Launches Explorations, New Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the Explorations Series, a new initiative of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

PJ Harvey's New Track 'Guilty' Out 7/13; UK & Europe Headline Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

PJ Harvey will release the new song 'Guilty' globally this Wednesday, July 13, taken from the sessions that produced her current album, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant). (more...)

BIRTHDAY PLAY to Premiere at Alchemical Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Long-time Collaborators Felicia Lobo (Insomnium Theatre Company) and Zach Donovan (Subtle Pride) have teamed up to present the world premiere of Donovan's latest play, BIRTHDAY PLAY. BIRTHDAY PLAY will be presented in a limited engagement run at The Alchemical Theatre Lab (104 W. 14th St., NYC) from August 5th through August 7th. Tickets ($10) are currently available for purchase online at birthdayplay.bpt.me. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Ponder Their Success as INTO THE WOODS Opens at The Menier Chocolate Factory
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

Guess which one is the optimist of the pair and which one thinks everything will flop. (more...)

Borgeous, Riggi, Piros & Lil John Debut Visual for 'Savage'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Platinum recording artist Borgeous just premiered his brand new visual for 'Wanna Lose You' a track off his debut full-length album 13 which is set for release on August 13th. (more...)

The Vagrancy's Literary Manager Cort Brinkerhoff Steps Down; Company Seeks Replacement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Cort Brinkerhoff, Literary Manager of award-winning LA based theatre company The Vagrancy, has announced that he is stepping down from his five-year position. (more...)

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