The first Broadway preview of Anthony McCarten’s play “The Collaboration” originally set for Nov. 29 has been canceled due to COVID infections within the company.
Manhattan Theatre Club shared the news Tuesday afternoon. Ticket holders for the Nov. 29 performance should contact their point of purchase for exchanges or refunds. The show’s opening is still set for Dec. 20 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
“The Collaboration” features Paul Bettany as Andy Warhol and Jeremy Pope as Jean-Michel Basquiat. They are joined by Krysta Rodriguez as Maya and Erik Jensen as Bruno Bischofberger.
Director Kwame Kwei-Armah leads the creative team. Kwei-Armah is joined by Anna Fleischle (scenic and costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Emma Laxton (sound design), Duncan McLean (projection design) and Ayanna Witter-Johnson (original music).
“The Collaboration” is produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club under artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove, along with the Young Vic Theatre, led by artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah and executive director Lucy Davies.
The play first debuted in London at the Young Vic Theatre.
The play will be presented by special arrangement with Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Anthology Theatre, Stanley Buchthal and Denis O’Sullivan.