George Orwell News

Stephen Aaron Grey to Release New Novel ANT FARM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Peace-loving ants flee for their lives from a plantation run by cruel cockroaches, only to discover their new society is eventually fraught with the same conflicts they previously faced, as well as others. (more...)

Dr. Lucky's Surrealist Burlesque at Coney Island USA Set for 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Surrealist Burlesque returns to the Coney Island USA Sideshow by the Seashore stage with its 6th incarnation of what has been hailed by the press as "Striptease meets Socrates" (Brooklyn Paper). This years' Surrealist Burlesque presents Flaming Creatures, a tribute to Jack Smith's ground-breaking work that pioneered experimental film-making and representations of gender fluidity in the early 1960s. Considered by many to be a founding father of performance art and an innovator of underground film, Jack Smith's film was officially deemed "obscene" by a New York Criminal Court. Flaming Creatures at Coney Island USA features stars of the art world and burlesque stage who have created acts in the spirit of Smith's queer, Utopic landscape. Starring Carmelita Tropicana, Dirty Martini, Dr. Lucky, Jennifer Miller, Jason Mejias, Julie Atlas Muz, and Poison Eve. With production numbers featuring the Dali Dancers. Video installation by Joe E. Jeffreys and Ves Pitts. Living Surrealist Object Sculptures by Jenny Pierce, featuring Tiny D, Zoe Ziegfeld, Lillian Bustle, Mia Julep, and Clara Coquette. Music by Velvet Crayon and DJ MomoTaro. (more...)

George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM to be Staged on an Actual London Inner City Farm, Aug 19-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

In a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, When Chaplin Met Gandhi writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. (more...)

Samantha Bond, Tom Hiddleston Among Nuffield's Associate Actors; 2014-15 Season to Feature Coen Brothers' THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Nuffield Creative and Executive Director, Sam Hodges, announces the company's 50th anniversary season marked by the appointment of a team of new Associate Actors, to join the current team of Associates. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joan Rivers Signs Copies of 'Diary of a Mad Diva'
by Walter McBride - Jul 01, 2014

Anais Nin, Anne Frank and Sylvia Plath wrote the world's most famous diaries. And where are they today? Dead. But the world's OTHER great diarist, Joan Rivers, is alive and kicking. And complaining. In the extraordinary tradition of The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connorand George Orwell's Diaries, comes an intimate and enriching glimpse into the mind of the most illuminating woman-of-letters of her generation-the provocative exploration of an age in which she has lived on and on and on and on. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode Rivers' NYC book signing! (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

WSJ Drama Critic Terry Teachout Speaks at Bradley Prizes Ceremony in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Last week, Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. An abridged version of his acceptance remarks were printed by the Wall Street Journal and appear below! (more...)

RSC Announces Debates and Talks Inspired by ROARING GIRLS Season; Sets MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Details are announced for a series of debates and talks chaired by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, to take place in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in response to the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer season of work. (more...)

Museum of Comedy Presents the Work of Steve Ullathorne, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

The Museum of Comedy are proud to announce an exhibition of the work of Photographer Steve Ullathorne, one of the UK's finest and best known photographers of Comedy performers. (more...)

San Francisco Mime Troupe to Present RIPPLE EFFECT at Bay Area Parks, 7/4-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Evictions, Google Glass wearing nouveau riche, The War on the Poor. What is The City coming to? The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) opens its 55th season with RIPPLE EFFECT, a musical comedic tale of intersecting lives and cultures that reflect the familiar neighborhood tensions that are polarizing San Franciscans today. (more...)

ANIMAL FARM & THIS IS MODERN ART Set for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2014/15 season: George Orwell's Animal Farm, adapted for the stage by Althos Low, directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon; and the world premiere of This Is Modern Art by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin, directed by Lisa Portes. (more...)

Almeida Announces New Season, Including OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre today announces its body of work for the autumn: a World Premiere of a new work by Alecky Blythe will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins and the London Premiere of David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

HAMLET, 1984, IN TIME O' STRIFE and More Set for Citizens Theatre's Autumn 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Citizens Theatre today announces its Autumn 2014 season including: A new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet directed by Dominic Hill and starring Brian Ferguson, Roberta Taylor and Peter Guinness; Headlong's 5-star production of 1984, transferring direct from a West End run for its Scottish premiere; National Theatre of Scotland's gutsy production of In Time O' Strife, Joe Corrie's examination of a Fife mining community; Kill Johnny Glendenning, a brutal new comedy by young Scottish writer DC Jackson; and a new production of A Christmas Carol directed by Dominic Hill. (more...)

1984 Receives a 5-Week Extension at the West End's Playhouse Theatre, Runs to 8/23
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Due to unprecedented demand, a 5 week extension is announced today for the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984, a critically acclaimed adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. (more...)

Lookingglass Extends 'IN THE GARDEN' Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, the World-Premiere production by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. The show now runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. The two-week extension goes on sale to the public on Thursday, May 15, 2014. In the Garden runs at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

The Actors' Gang to Launch A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM International Tour this Summer; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Actors' Gang, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles based ensemble Theatre Company, will be heading overseas bringing William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, to international audiences. The production will put on six performances in Beijing, China, June 10th - 15th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, four performances in Shanghai, China, June 19th - 21st at the Daguan Theatre, Zendai Himalayas Art Center and four to six performances in Italy, June 28th - July 6th at the prestigious Spoleto Festival. (more...)

KISS' Paul Stanley Feels Closely Connected to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

Paul Stanley, frontman of KISS, just finished working on his autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Stanley gave a preview of some of the topics discussed in his book. The most striking one is the fact that he feels a strong connection with The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Tarragon to Remount LUNGS this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tarragon Theatre's hit show Lungs by the award-winning British playwright Duncan Macmillan, directed by Weyni Mengesha and starring Brendan Gall and Lesley Faulkner, received nothing but raves during its five week run in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best New Play
by Sarah Flinton - Apr 11, 2014

Nominees are 1984 (Almeida Theatre), Chimerica (Almeida), Peter and Alice (Noel Coward Theatre), and The Night Alive (Donmar). (more...)

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