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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.


Robert Dick Curates The Stone in NYC Residency 3/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Robert Dick's residency at The Stone this March is a powerful representation of his extensive creative versatility. Running from March 21st  through 26th, this will be the first time that an array of his projects will be presented in New York. Ranging from completely improvised (We Are the Walrus, a duo with baritone Thomas Buckner; Dissonant Geranium, a trio with Miya Masaoka, koto and Ken Filiano, bass; Raise the River, a duo with drummer Tiffany Chang; Our Cells Know, contrabass flute solo), to a project based on Robert Dick's works that embrace improvisation within a strong compositional framework (The Time Between Us, a quartet with Stephanie Griffin, viola; Ned Rothenberg, alto sax, bass clarinet and shakuhachi; Satoshi Takeishi, drums), to efforts based on collaboration (Bermuda Rectangle, a quartet with singer/spoken word artist Vince Bell, voice and guitar; David Mansfield, guitars; Ratzo B. Harris, bass). These performances all come together to put Robert's expressive range front and center. (more...)

Uncharted Presents Sofia Rei at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Award-winning Argentine vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Glamorous and Ebullient kykNET Fi√ęstas!
by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

M-CORD Open Reference Solution Paves the Way for 5G Innovation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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Audra McDonald to Join San Francisco Symphony in 'PRIDE' Concert After North Carolina Cancellations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On April 4, 2017, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, along with Broadway star Audra McDonald, celebrate the Bay Area's spirit of inclusion and diversity with a special concert in Davies Symphony Hall recognizing and supporting the Bay Area LGBTQ community. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Half Straddle's HERE I GO, PT. 2 OF YOU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The reclamation of spaces, ideas, and paradigms by female-identified and informed bodies and queer bodies embodying feminist ethos must be made paramount at this moment in American Life. Led by Half Straddle's Artistic Director, Tina Satter, Here I Go, pt. 2 of You is a two week open work period and colloquy, encompassing rehearsals and showings of new theater and video work; the launch of an online journal of performance writing; public lectures; and communal zine-making activities that will act as accessible discussion periods.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

NJPAC & Johnny Mercer Foundation Selects 5 New Jersey Middle Schools for Theater Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Celebrating their fifth year of introducing New Jersey middle school students to the magic of musical theater, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) announced that five new schools and two new teaching artists have joined this year's program.  The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program offers students, in grades 6 to 8, an immersive study of the history of the American musical and the essential tools to create their own musical.   (more...)

ODC Theater presents THEATER UNPLUGGED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

 Next month, ODC Theater is pleased to present the award-winning Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theater in a work-in-progress showing for Last Blue Couch in the Sky, scheduled to premiere at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June. This edition of ODC's signature "Unplugged" format, a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process, takes place for one night only, Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

YouTube link Steve Hackett Talks about The Night Siren
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), is set to release his latest album 'The Night Siren' on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents Free OpenICE Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) continues its commitment to opening the doors on its process of creating innovative musical experiences with its next installment of free OpenICE events at the Abron Arts Center's Underground Theater from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5. (more...)

Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity Announces Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity today announced its lineup of immersive arts experiences for the 2017 event. The free festival will be presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, noon-10 p.m., and offers interactive and collaborative arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! will celebrate the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing Arizona artists and performers and inviting visitors to explore and enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations, a variety of foods, a beer and wine garden and more. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Disney's Most Unusual Ballad
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In musical theater, it's called the "I Want" song. Typically a ballad found within a musical's first few scenes, the tune is an opportunity for composers to put into words the leading character's desires and motivations so that the audience can have a clear sense of where the story is going. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for THE GET DOWN: PART II
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. Part II launches April 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Begins Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY and SEVERANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  "Waiting for Lefty" will be paired with "Severance", a new one-act play by Levi Alpert.  Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 23rd through March 5th 2017. (more...)

CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ibex, Inc,  announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia,  will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org)  on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org)  on March 13th.  A national tour and possible return to New York City are planned. An earlier version of the show was performed as part of the La Mama Theatre Puppet Series. (more...)

CPR Presents: Spring 2017 Artists in Residence, Presenting Programs, and Technical Residency Program Expands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Center for Performance Research (CPR), an artist-driven organization co-founded by Jonah Bokaer Choreography and John Jasperse & Thin Man Dance, Inc. to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, announced today its Spring Season. CPR's Artist-in-Residence, technical residency, and presenting programs offer multiple platforms aimed to support creative development and experimentation during the artistic process. CPRs 1,845 sq ft theater features a LED lighting system; making it one the most technically advanced venues of its size within the five boroughs.  (more...)

2017 Adelaide Festival Sets Record with Biggest Box Office Sales in Two Decades
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Just seven days out from its opening weekend the 2017 Adelaide Festival has already made history by breaking the $3 million mark in box office sales, the largest sales for Adelaide Festival in over 20 years. (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Blanka Zizka's ADAPT! Concludes The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

It's the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide. (more...)

UMe to Release First Greatest Hits Collection Of 50 Cent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On March 31, 2017, almost fifteen years after his explosive debut, UMe will release Best Of 50 Cent. This is 50 Cent's first 'Best Of' compilation, which will be issued on CD, double LP*, and at all digital retail outlets. (more...)

Explore Son Jarocho's Past and Present at Greenwich House Music School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York City son jarocho pioneers Radio Jarocho present a new project exploring the origins of son jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico. In this journey through the genre's baroque, West African, and indigenous Mexican roots, Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino will trace son jarocho from its rural ancestry to the global phenomenon that it is today at Greenwich House Music School. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CUPID'S REVENGE Lead's Bad Quarto's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, will stage Cupid's Revenge, a play by successor-playwrights to William Shakespeare shortly after his retirement. Written by famous Collaborators Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, and first printed in 1615, Cupid's Revenge is a tale of love, revenge, and mortal folly that was highly influential to post-Shakespearean playwrights.  (more...)

Chris Brown & Special Guest 50 Cent Bring 'The Party' on 33-City North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Chris Brown, along with his special guest, award-winning, multi-platinum, record-breaking artist 50 Cent, bring the Party to cities across North America (more...)

Immersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ibex, Inc, announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia, will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org) on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org) on March 13th. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Satan Jawa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

From Indonesia's most celebrated director, Garin Nugroho, comes Satan Jawa, a newly commissioned silent feature film steeped in Javanese mythology with a live score by Australia's Iain Grandage and Indonesia's Rahayu Supanggah featuring a thrilling blend of Western symphonic tradition and Indonesian gamelan music. Satan Jawa will be a feature of Asia TOPA and will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall on 24 February 2017.  (more...)

Additional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Public Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

Local Theater Company to Present Three New Plays During Local Lab 2017 New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Local Theater Company will welcome three playwrights from across the country to Boulder for Local Lab 2017: New Play Festival. The 3-day festival of new plays and workshops will be held at Dairy Arts Center Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, 2017. (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)

Blues and Roots Master David Bromberg to Return to SOPAC This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate pays a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 11 at 7:30 p.m., along with his quintet. (more...)

Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to welcome back to its stage Australia's hottest ticket in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company, in a mixed bill program featuring three New York premieres showcasing the company's strong, athletic contemporary style from March 7 - 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre presents CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast of Nick Payne's Constellations, an award-winning love story crossing time and space, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock stage Feb. 17, 2017 as the fifth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. Mad Cow is thrilled to bring this new piece to life after an enthusiastic response from audiences during its reading at the theatre's 2016 Science Play Festival.  (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Vanessa Moses Announces Latest EP 'Danish Cookies Is My Name'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A true musical citizen of the world, award winning Malaysian singer-songwriter Vanessa Moses has performed in Korea, Hong Kong, China and throughout Asia; became the first Asian songwriter to break into the country music scene in Tamworth, Australia (more...)

Rebel Playhouse Hosts First Annual Fundraiser with Speedy Romeo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is a newly founded non-profit educational children's theater. Rebel Playhouse will be teaming up with restaurant Speedy Romeo in their newly expanded Lower East Side location for a dinner event to raise money for Rebel Playhouse's debut show this spring, 'Old Turtle and the Broken Truth.' (more...)

Playwrights Foundation and Stanford to Continue 'Rough Readings' with OUR MOTHER'S MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on February 27 & 28 of OUR MOTHER'S MEAL by Novid Parsi in partnership with Golden Thread Productions. (more...)

Laura Pawel Dance Company To Return To Chen Dance Center For PLAIN AND FANCY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Laura Pawel and her ensemble of dancers and musicians return to Chen Dance Center for the premiere of Plain and Fancy and repertory works.  (more...)

Musical Legends Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal to Hit NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. (more...)

EXHIBITIONISM - THE ROLLING STONES to Debut in Chicago at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier on April 15, 2017 and will run a four-month engagement through July 30, 2017, proudly brought to the US by Jackson. (more...)

Scoop: HUNTED on CBS - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
by - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on HUNTED, airing on CBS on Wednesday, March 1, 2017! (more...)

HBO Acquires TV Rights to Landmark Film DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, directed and produced by Francis Whately, it was announced today. (more...)

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