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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.

New York Live Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The fall season at New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, presents a dynamic roster of new works including five world and four New York City premieres, eight Live Arts commissions and an engaging schedule of humanities events. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara is pleased to announce another exciting year of new work from our talented faculty, students, and guest artists. The new eclectic theater season is framed by two classic masterpieces and filled with some of the most exciting new work being created across the country. The dance line-up includes our highly acclaimed resident professional dance company Santa Barbara Dance Theater as well as two annual dance concerts featuring original choreography from the advanced UCSB dance students in addition to choreography from faculty members. (more...)

Music About Love And Friendship Inspires Joshua Bell And Steven Isserlis On New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director - in a landmark joint recording,For the Love of Brahms(Sony Classical).  Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls 'music about love and friendship.' (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen's RAINDROPS Set for D'amby Project's THE THING ABOUT ART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Nai-Ni Chen's seminal work Raindrops will be performed as part of the 4th annual The Thing About Art, See, a showcase produced by the D'amby Project, on September 2 and 3, 2016 at 8pm and September 4, 2016 at 3pm at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhineback in the beautiful Hudson Valley. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 23, 2016

September 14 - September 17, 2016, The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) will present the 8th Annual NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, Canada's Festival for New Musical Theatre. The festival will feature two local musical theatre productions along with CETM's 10th year anniversary showcase-fundraiser. (more...)

Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section and ¬ďAn Evening with¬Ö¬Ē honorees for the 54th New York Film Festival. (more...)

Back-To-School is Appropriate Time to Evaluate ADHD Medication Choice
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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HAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz's Hamilton's America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests to be announced. (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design Announces Fall Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This fall, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions showcasing artists who have transformed and continue to reshape the public perception of traditional craft mediums. Building upon the exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, which celebrates the work of an artist known for drastically changing the way clay is categorized as an art material and discipline, the series considers fiber, clay, and jewelry and metals-disciplines that have composed the bedrock of MAD's founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today. (more...)

Paul Anka to Perform at Detroit's Fox Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Prolific Singer and songwriter Paul Anka announced a performance a the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tapman Productions Presents the World Premiere of THRUST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Tapman Productions and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce the first show in their 2016 - 2017 season, THRUST!, August 19 - 28, at Stage 773, Thrust Theatre, 1225 W Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets to THRUST! are $20 and go on sale June 1 at the Stage 773 box office, www.stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252. For more information on Tapman Productions visit TapmanProductions.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: University of Michigan Alumni Gather to Honor Brent Wagner
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2016

When Tony Award winners step up to the podium to give their acceptance speeches, along with parents and fellow Collaborators, there is a group of people that seems to crop up in the list of 'thank yous' more than any other: educators. For most artists, they have a teacher, or professor, or mentor who they can trace back to the reason that they fell in love with the theatre in the first place. On May 16, 2016, a group of over 300 University of Michigan Alumni-led by Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gavin Creel-gathered together for a one-night-only, sold-out performance to honor the beloved long-time Musical Theatre Department Chair, Brent Wagner.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks Stars in All-New IMAX Trailer for SULLY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, SULLY hits theaters September 9th. Below, check out the all-new IMAX trailer released today! (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN SHADOWS FALL Blends Personal, Mythological in Uniquely Thrilling Experience
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 19, 2016

For the second summer in a row, Pseudonym Productions has given Central Florida something special; not to mention something surprising, something a little bit sexy, and something altogether sinister. Their new interactive, immersive theatre piece, which they refer to as a 'real-life video game,' blends mythology and science fiction into a story that has traces of dystopian corporate espionage with hints of Shakespearean History plays thrown in. (more...)

Philip Glass's Orange Mountain Music Launches on Apple Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalog exclusively on Apple Music. (more...)

Festival Music House Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Festival Music House¬†(FMH) today announced the lineup for its seventh annual showcase, with a stellar roster of Canadian musical talent set to rock the Toronto International Film Festival¬ģ (TIFF). Taking place on¬†Monday, Sept. 12¬†at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the invite-only event is an opportunity for film and television industry tastemakers to explore Canada's wealth of world-class musical talent during the height of TIFF. (more...)

THE SECRET NOISE Gets Victorian Premiere 14 ¬Ė 15 October 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Secret Noise poetically and playfully explores the threshold of music-making as a public and private exchange - from the sacred forms of ceremonial music and legally extinguished compositions to 'backmasking' (playing an LP backwards to reveal a subliminal, satanic message), private love songs and the proliferation of personal music players. (more...)

JOHNNYSWIM Debuts Single 'Summertime Romance'; GEORGICA POND Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Georgica Pond, the highly anticipated new album from the beloved singing-songwriting duo JOHNNYSWIM, will now be released October 14 on Big Picnic Records. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski Retrospectives Coming Up at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image has announced its major programs runnig September - October 2016, including retrospectives devoted to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cast, Creative Teams Set for DCPA's GLASS MENAGERIE and FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the full casting and artistic teams for their fall Theater Company productions of The Glass Menagerie and Frankenstein. The lineup includes returning artists from past seasons, new Collaborators, and familiar faces from the Colorado theatre community. (more...)

The Wallis Kicks Off 2016/17 Season with WelcomeFest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

In anticipation of the new 2016/17 Season, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will throw open its doors and welcome the community for a two-day celebration of the performing arts. WelcomeFest will showcase many of the upcoming 2016/17 season's artists and other Los Angeles-based performers bringing their work to the Beverly Hills campus. WelcomeFest takes place Saturday, September 10 from 2pm - 10pm and Sunday, September 11 from 10am - 2pm. All performances and activities are free to the public. For complete listing of events and up-to-the-minute information, please visit TheWallis.org/WelcomeFest or join the WelcomeFest Facebook event. Detailed timeline and schedule for the weekend to be announced in early September. (more...)

Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca Drop Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Old meets new and Brooklyn meets Brazil when BROOKZILL! takes the stage September 14th for its first-ever live show at New York City's SOB's. (more...)

The Wallis Kicks Off the 2016/17 Season with WelcomeFest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

In anticipation of the new 2016/17 Season, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will throw open its doors and welcome the community for a two-day celebration of the performing arts. WelcomeFest will showcase many of the upcoming 2016/17 season's artists and other Los Angeles-based performers bringing their work to the Beverly Hills campus. WelcomeFest takes place Saturday, September 10 from 2pm - 10pm and Sunday, September 11 from 10am - 2pm. All performances and activities are free to the public. For complete listing of events and up-to-the-minute information, please visit TheWallis.org/WelcomeFest or join the WelcomeFestFacebook event. Detailed timeline and schedule for the weekend to be announced in early September. (more...)

Kai Althoff and More Among MoMA's September Events & Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its exhibitions and events for September 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Pheasantry Announces September Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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I DO TODAY to Continue 'Solo Celebration!' at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The World Premiere of "I Do Today" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Sept. 2 - Oct. 9. Co-produced with The Other Theatre Company, written by Sarah Myers and starring Carin Silkaitis, "I Do Today" will be directed by Greenhouse's Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, making his Chicago directorial debut.   The press opening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

English National Ballet to Premiere Akram Khan's GISELLE at the Palace Theatre Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

One of the most highly anticipated cultural events of the year, English National Ballet presents the world premiere of Akram Khan's Giselle at the Palace Theatre, Manchester (27 Sep - 1 Oct) followed by a national tour including The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd October 2016. (more...)

Stephen Petronio Company Announces Third Season of BLOODLINES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines. This five-year autobiographical project not only honors the lineage of American postmodern dance, but also traces the influences and impulses that have shaped choreographer Stephen Petronio, an artist uniquely positioned to preserve this postmodern tradition. Premiere dates for the third season of Bloodlines, along with additional touring, will be announced soon. (more...)

Puerto Rican Olympian, Monica Puig, Comes to Telemundo!
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Monica Puig, the 22-year-old Puerto Rican tennis player who made history last Saturday during the final women's single in Rio 2016, comes to TELEMUNDO's morning show 'Un Nuevo Día' and 'Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste' for her live interviews upon her return to the United States. Tomorrow Wednesday, August 17 'Un Nuevo Dia' at 7-10am/6am-9c and 'Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste' at 4pm/3c (more...)

Dave Matthews Band to Be Featured on NEIGHBORHOOD SESSIONS Series on TNT, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

One of the most influential bands in rock history is coming to Turner's TNT this September, when Dave Matthews Band takes the stage for a special 25th anniversary concert. (more...)

Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad & More to Stand Up to Cancer in Televised Fundaising Special
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again joining forces to support the fifth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). (more...)

STG On Sale Announcement: Stormzy, The New Mastersounds + Turkuaz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following shows going on sale this week: (more...)

Pivot Arts Presents The World Premiere of THE MEMORY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the world premiere of THE MEMORY TOUR, a site-specific performance experience structured as a tour in Chicago's Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. Audience members take a journey through the world of memory with a unique blend of live performances, an interactive app, videotaped interviews of memories, and more. Conceived by Julieanne Ehre and Tanya Palmer and directed by Julieanne Ehre. THE MEMORY TOUR, includes written works by Isaac Gomez, Brett Neveu and Tanya Palmer. From an early childhood memory to a first romance, participants will be immersed in world of others people's memories - and through devised moments, be prompted to connect with their own pasts.  (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

2016-17 Programming Expands the Chorus' Pioneering Role as a Powerful Lead Performer, a Bold Commissioner of New Music and a Producer of Innovative Stage Works. (more...)

Akoustis Signs Multiple Agreements with Chinese Tier One RF Front End Module Manufacturer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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The Living Earth Show to Release Sophomore Album DANCE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Living Earth Show — a Bay Area new music initiative comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson — will release its sophomore album Dance Music October 28 on New Amsterdam Records.  (more...)

MTC and Sisters Grimm Present World Premiere of LILITH: THE JUNGLE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

MTC joins forces with Sisters Grimm for a world premiere production that will visually defy expectations and transform the Lawler as you've never seen it before when Lilith: The Jungle Girl opens on Saturday 3 September at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

SILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus has announced that Silent Voices, a multimedia, multi-composer stage work conceived, co-commissioned, produced and performed by the Chorus, will be the centerpiece of the Chorus' 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Seattle-Based Startup, Buckets, Poised to Change Productivity Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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BORGEOUS New Album '13' Ft Collaborations with Sean Paul, Fatman Scoop, Neon Hitch, Dia Frampton Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

American DJ/producer BORGEOUS is on the go artistically as much as he his literally always on the move. While 'Tsunami,' a collaboration with DVBBS, fits securely into the realm of festival EDM, BORGEOUS possesses musical prowess far beyond the genre. His debut album 13--out today (August 13) via his newly launched labelGeousus Records (pronounced jus-us), in conjunction with Armada Music--proves it. Listen/purchase the album here: https://ges013.lnk.to/Borgeous (more...)

Primary Stages Announces 2016 ESPA Drills Play Selections
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Primary Stages announced today the selections for the 7th Annual ESPA Drills, a developmental play program that provides staged readings to four playwrights selected by blind submission, for scripts developed at Primary Stages ESPA. (more...)

Storytellers in Cartel Country at Borderlands Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the rolling world premiere of Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country by Richard Montoya (American Night, Water & Power) of the acclaimed Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash (Bowl of Beans, Chavez Ravine.) Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country traces in reverse the devastating headlines of a Mexican boy shot by US Border Patrol across the border fence. San Francisco theater artist, Sean San Jose, co-founder ofCampo Santo, directs. Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country begins with previews September 7th, Opening gala September 9th, and closes September 25th. (more...)

FSLC Announces Eric Rohmer's Moral Tales, September 16-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Eric Rohmer's Moral Tales, September 16-29. FSLC will present all six Moral Tales in new 2K restorations, highlighted by two adjacent weeklong revivals of La collectionneuse and Love in the Afternoon. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre's 2016 Guitar Festival Strums Into Town Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

?Indulge in four days of incredible guitar music from across the globe as the Adelaide Festival Centre's 2016 Adelaide Guitar Festival kicks off tomorrow night. (more...)

BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 10, 2016

It's the halfway point of the 11-day, 168-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 29 shows in the last 6 days, with 20+ more scheduled for the final 5 days of the fest. The new system of daily wristbands that get you into any and all shows that day seems to be working great. The handy Fringe website has all the information you'll need about schedule, venues, cast and creative team, and reviews from people who have already seen the show. The Fringe continues through Sunday August 14, so there's still time to get your Fringe on! (more...)

New York Genome Center to Host DNA.Land User Group Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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The Apothetae and Lark Initiative to Present TELETHON!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of full-length plays that explore and illuminate the 'Disabled Experience,' and The Lark, an international theater laboratory based in New York City, are thrilled to announce their partnership in launching The Apothetae and Lark Initiative. (more...)

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