George Orwell News

West End's 1984 to Tour Australia in 2017West End's 1984 to Tour Australia in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The West End smash hit adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 will tour Australia in 2017. The Olivier Award nominated production has been seen by over 400,000 people worldwide and will play major seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth over a four month period. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETHThe Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

BWW Preview: FS Young Company Celebrates Win at Utah Festival, Salter Sisters Celebrate Roles in Upcoming COMEDY OF ERRORSBWW Preview: FS Young Company Celebrates Win at Utah Festival, Salter Sisters Celebrate Roles in Upcoming COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2016

Aspiring young performers from across the country challenge Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death (April. 2016) in a national festival this past fall. To do so, First Stage's Young Company, Milwaukee's pre-professional training program for young actors, recently traveled to the Utah Shakespeare Festival with Associate Artistic Director John Maclay and Teaching Artist Marcella Kearns to compete with literally 100's of schools and theaters from across the country on how Shakespeare inspires young audiences. While eleven members competed in the 2016 Young Company, two identical twins, Alex and Sydney Salter both participated in the festival competition and play the twin Dromios in the Company's upcoming Comedy of Errors, As First Stage celebrates 30 years, Young Company begins this 13th season. Maclay comments on the program when he says, '[Young Company] It's about challenging these fantastic young artists with difficult material and working to inspire an ethic of excellence.' (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer SeasonTHE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Big Brother Is Watching... UMSL Theatre to Stage 1984Big Brother Is Watching... UMSL Theatre to Stage 1984
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

UMSL Theatre presents 1984, running December 2-11 at Kranzberg Arts Center, directed by Matthew Kerns, USML adjunct professor and Executive Director of the St. Louis Fringe Festival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Birmingham (more...)

Rubin Museum of Art Announces December EventsRubin Museum of Art Announces December Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas and neighboring regions including India. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures. (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 TonightBig Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

The United Solo Theatre Festival Presents ORWELLIANThe United Solo Theatre Festival Presents ORWELLIAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 TonightBig Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTERSteppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for Monster by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

BWW Review:  ORWELL IN AMERICA at 59E59 is FascinatingBWW Review: ORWELL IN AMERICA at 59E59 is Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 18, 2016

See 'ORWELL IN AMERICA' at 59E59 Theaters now through October 30th. Written by Joe Sutton and directed by Peter Hackett, the play is a fascinating depiction of what may have occurred if Orwell had visited the U.S on a book tour. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

Joe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA Makes NYC Debut Tonight at 59E59 TheatersJoe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA Makes NYC Debut Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ORWELL IN AMERICA, written by Joe Sutton and directed by Peter Hackett. Produced by Northern Stage, ORWELL IN AMERICA began performances on Friday, October 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 30. Press opening is tonight, October 12 at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016
by - Oct 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016. (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 This FallBig Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

Joe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA Makes NYC Debut Tonight at 59E59 TheatersJoe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA Makes NYC Debut Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ORWELL IN AMERICA, written by Joe Sutton and directed by Peter Hackett. Produced by Northern Stage, ORWELL IN AMERICA begins performances tonight, October 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 30. Press opening is Wednesday, October 12 at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

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