The Young Vic's world premiere of Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration plays the London venue February 16-April 2. Opening night is February 24.
Directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the cast is led by Paul Bettany (The Avengers, WandaVision) as Andy Warhol alongside two-time Tony nominee Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud) as Jean-Michel Basquiat. The two are joined by Sofia Barclay and Alec Newman.
The Collaboration is set in 1984 New York, where 56-year-old Andy Warhol’s star is falling and Jean-Michel Basquiat is taking the art world by storm. When Basquiat agrees to collaborate with Warhol on a new exhibition, the two artists embark on a shared journey that re-draws both their worlds.
The production also has set and costume design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Emma Laxton, casting by Isabella Odoffin, projection design by Duncan McLean, composition by Ayanna Witter-Johnson, DJ/VJ by Xana, assistant direction and production dramaturgy by Olivia Nwabali, and associate design by Tina Torbey.