Paul Bettany to play Warhol on Young Vic Stage

November 24 2021

Image of Paul Bettany to play Warhol on Young Vic Stage

Picture: The Evening Standard

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Interesting show business news that the Hollywood actor Paul Bettany (left) is set to play Andy Warhol in a new production of Anthony McCarten's play The Collaboration. The play will focus on Warhol's relationship with Basquiat, played by US actor Jeremy Pope.

According to the article linked above:

The Collaboration, at the Young Vic, will focus on the two men’s unlikely friendship at a time when Warhol was at the height of his fame and Basquiat was just emerging from the city’s graffiti scene. 

Pop art pioneer Warhol, whose blond wigs and outrageous style made him one of the best known artists of the 20th century, was known for his trademark images of celebrities, including Debbie Harry and Marilyn Monroe, and was at the centre of the New York art scene while Basquiat, who died of an overdose in 1988, first made a name for himself as a street artist.

The production will open at the Young Vic in London next February.

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