Jeremy Pope is one of the actors that the industry has kept its eye on. He will play the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in The Collaboration, which will open, on December 20, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway.
Pope earned two Tony Award® nominations in the same season: Best Lead Actor in a Play for his Broadway debut in Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his Broadway musical debut as Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud. His role in Choir Boy earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, an Outer Critics Circle, and a Drama League Award. Pope starred in Netflix’s “Hollywood,” a performance that earned him an Emmy® Award nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series and an African American Film Critics Association Breakout Performer Award. He can be seen in the final season of the Emmy-nominated television series “Pose.” Jeremy recently wrapped filming the lead role in A24’s The Inspection and released his single “Uptown Apartment” featuring Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Verdine White. Warhol (Paul Bettany). Basquiat (Jeremy Pope). Electric, eccentric, 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? 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 Young Vic Theatre London initially produced the world premiere of The Collaboration in January-March 2022 in partnership with Eleanor Lloyd, Anthology Theatre, Stanley Buchthal, and Eilene Davidson in association with Denis O’Sullivan.
As the official card sponsor of The Collaboration, American Express® Card Members have Early Access to exclusive presale tickets before the general public, now through Monday, September 19 at 9:59 am EDT at Telecharge.com or at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office. Presale tickets for The Collaboration are available exclusively to Audience Rewards® members from Monday, September 19 at 10:00 am EDT through Monday, September 26 at 9:59 am EDT. It’s free and fast to join at www.AudienceRewards.com.
Audience Rewards is the Official Rewards Program of Broadway, providing membership benefits and rewards for more than 2.7 million members and representing more than a quarter of all Broadway tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and Telecharge. Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 am EDT online at Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office. 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).