L-R: Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope in "The Collaboration" on Broadway (Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel, costume and scenic design by Anna Fleischle)

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “The Collaboration” canceled what would have been its opening night performance on Dec. 20 due to a COVID case within the company. Performances will resume on a date to be announced. No further information for upcoming ticketed performances is available at this time.

Despite the lack of performance, reviews for the show were published as scheduled.

The producers previously announced an extension through Jan. 29 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The first preview, scheduled for Nov. 29, was also canceled due to COVID-19 within the company. Performances, instead, began on Nov. 30.

“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. The mounting features scenic and costume design by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Emma Laxton, projection designer by Duncan McLean and original music by Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

“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 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.