MTC Announces THE COLLABORATION on Broadway
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer)
and the Young Vic Theatre, Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director)and Lucy Davies (Executive Director) by special arrangement with Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Anthology Theatre, Stanley Buchthal, and Denis O’Sullivan have announced the American premiere of The Collaboration featuring Paul Bettany (The Avengers, “WandaVision,” “A Very British Scandal”) and Jeremy Pope(Choir Boy at MTC, Ain’t Too Proud, “Hollywood”), by Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes, Bohemian Rhapsody), directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah(The Visitor, Tree) as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming 2022-2023 season.
The Collaboration will begin previews on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 ahead of a Tuesday, December 20, 2022 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Warhol. Basquiat. Electric, eccentric, polar opposites… together, for the first time in the most unlikely partnership the art world has ever seen. Paul Bettany (The Avengers, “WandaVision,” “A Very British Scandal”) and Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud, “Hollywood”) star in the thrilling American premiere of the London sensation.
In the summer of 1984, longtime international superstar Andy Warhol and the art scene’s newest wunderkind, Jean-Michel Basquiat, agree to work together on what may be the most talked about exhibition in the history of modern art. But can these two creative giants co-exist, or even thrive? The stage is their canvas in this sizzling tour-de-force by Anthony McCarten (four-time Oscar®-nominated writer of The Two Popes and Bohemian Rhapsody), directed by the acclaimed Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic).
The world premiere of The Collaboration was originally produced by the Young Vic Theatre London in January-March 2022 in partnership with Eleanor Lloyd, Anthology Theatre, Stanley Buchthal and Eilene Davidson in association with Denis O’Sullivan.
The Collaboration opened at the Young Vic to critical acclaim:
“THE COLLABORATION PACKS A REAL PUNCH!”
– The Times of London
The exquisite Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope are a perfect pairing.
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s production is HYPNOTIC!”
– The Daily Mail
“WOW! THIS POWERFUL, FASCINATING PLAY BRINGS FIREWORKS TO THE STAGE!
Bettany and Pope match each other in BRILLIANCE.”
– Evening Standard
“CAPTIVATING AND BRILLIANT!”
– Daily Telegraph
Additional cast members and the creative team for The Collaboration will be announced at a later date.
Two additional productions for MTC’s 2022-2023 season, including one at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway and one at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I, will be announced soon.
Joining MTC’s season of plays is easy! Just call the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050 or go to www.manhattantheatreclub.com. Single ticket information for Cost of Living; The Collaboration; Summer, 1976; Poor Yella Rednecks; and Where the Mountain Meets the Sea will be announced at a later date.