Performances kicked off December 2 for the world premiere of Collaboration: Warhol & Basquiat at HERE’s Mainstage Theatre. The new work is a collaboration between playwright and actor Calvin Levels, a Tony nominee for his performance in Open Admissions, and Tony-nominated director Lonny Price. Levels also stars in the play, and Price directs.
Presented by Staged Dreams, performances are scheduled to run through December 22.
Collaboration: Warhol & Basquiat depicts the artistic relationship between iconic pop artist Andy Warhol and revered painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, played by Levels. The play, according to production notes, chronicles their “attempt to navigate the perilous terrain of art and fame while collaborating on a joint series of paintings for their New York City gallery exhibition.“ Ira Denmark plays Warhol, and Frank van Putten plays European art dealer Rudolfo Happesberger.
For tickets and information visit here.org, or call (212) 352-3101 or toll free at (866) 811-4111. HERE’s Mainstage Theatre is located at 145 Sixth Avenue, New York.