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The Collaboration to transfer to Broadway with Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope

The Collaboration (c) Marc Brenner
The Collaboration (c) Marc Brenner

The Young Vic has announced a Broadway transfer of The Collaboration, opening in New York this winter.

The production will open at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre as part of MTC’s 2022/23 Season, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club and the Young Vic Theatre by Special Arrangement with Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Anthology Theatre, Stanley Buchthal and Denis O’Sullivan.

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Starting previews on 29 November, The Collaboration will have its official opening night on 20 December.

The Broadway production will see multi award-winning actor Paul Bettany (The Avengers, WandaVision) and two-time Tony Award nominee Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud) reprise their roles as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Warhol. Basquiat. Electric, eccentric, polar opposites…together, for the first time in the most unlikely partnership the art world has ever seen.

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?

Written by four-time Oscar Nominee Anthony McCarten, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre, the world premiere of The Collaboration was originally produced by the Young Vic Theatre in January – March 2022.

It’s the second Young Vic production to receive a Broadway premiere this year, joining Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke which will open at the Hudson Theatre on 19 September.


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