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Photo Flash Firehouse Theatre Presents UBU 84Photo Flash Firehouse Theatre Presents UBU 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Privacy. Torture. Love. Gluttony. Truth. War. Hunger. Flatulence. 2+2=5. Just in time for the final sprint to the finish line in the presidential election race, Firehouse presents this world premiere hybrid mash-up from the revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (UBU ROI) and George Orwell (1984) about power, corruption...and obscenity. Firehouse's world premiere of UBU 84 will be adapted and directed by James Ricks. (more...)

ORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre FestivalORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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...)

Audiences have Six Weeks Left to See the Critically Acclaimed 1984Audiences have Six Weeks Left to See the Critically Acclaimed 1984
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 Audiences have just six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984. Since opening at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013, the production has played almost 700 performances across the globe and, by the end of this run, over 380,000 people will have seen the show. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, the limited run at the Playhouse Theatre must end on 29 October 2016.  (more...)

Joe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA to Make NYC Debut at 59E59 TheatersJoe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA to Make NYC Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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 begins performances on Friday, October 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 30. Press opening is Wednesday, October 12 at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2016

CITY OF GLASS, the first part of Paul Auster's landmark three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in spring 2017 in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984). The production premieres at Manchester's HOME in March and then plays London's Lyric Hammersmith from April. It's one of two major theatre commissions for HOME's new season, the other being David Watson's version of Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed by Polly Findlay. (more...)

Northern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary SeasonNorthern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Northern Stage is delighted to announce its 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season, the second in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. The company will produce six main stage productions, an Off-Broadway New York Premiere, and three productions by Northern Stage students in grades 7-12. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for any full-time student at any time. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Launches Novel to Stage ProgramGreenway Arts Alliance Launches Novel to Stage Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Alan Lyddiard and directed by Kate Jopson. Greenway Court Theatre's professional production of 1984 launches the premier of GREENWAY READS, a collaboration along with the City of West Hollywood Public Library, Greenway Institute for the Arts, the Melrose Trading Post and Fairfax High School. Fairfax High School students and residents of West Hollywood are included in an all school and community reading of the novel 1984 culminating with Greenway Court's theatrical production of Orwell's 1984. (more...)

THE COLLECTOR, 'LIFE IS FOR LIVING' and More Slated for 59E59 Theaters This FallTHE COLLECTOR, 'LIFE IS FOR LIVING' and More Slated for 59E59 Theaters This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2016. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

Firehouse to Tackle Truth in UBU 84 This SeptemberFirehouse to Tackle Truth in UBU 84 This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

What do toilet brushes, thought police, green candles, and the Ministry of Truth have in common? The revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (UBU ROI) and George Orwell (1984) are blended together in a hybrid mash-up of two classics about power, hunger, corruption, and obscenity. (more...)

Nothing Important's SEVEN DECEMBERS Gets Encore at The Lounge TheatreNothing Important's SEVEN DECEMBERS Gets Encore at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Nothing Important Productions returns to The Lounge Theatre with Seven Decembers, winner of the Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producer's Award. Seven Decembers made its official debut to sold-out audiences in June, and has been invited back to the stage on August 19th and 20th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Gower On Playing Winston Smith In 1984BWW Interview: Andrew Gower On Playing Winston Smith In 1984
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Actor Andrew Gower's credits include Monroe, The White Queen, Being Human and Outlander. He's currently starring as Winston Smith in the third West End run of 1984, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's lauded adaptation of George Orwell's novel. (more...)

'Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election' Ebook is Released'Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election' Ebook is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ After four years of running Birdland, it's time for Black Bird to retire. Candidates flock to take his place, including the yuge yellow bird Donny Trumpetand his presidency could have disastrous results for Birdland. That's the premise behind the new illustrated e-book Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election: The Story of a Yuge Yellow Bird, released this week by author and illustrator Nazan Saatci (ISBN 978-0-9976506-1-7, Fairy Hill Publishing, LLC, $9.99 for Kindle). (more...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank CentreGood Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank CentreGood Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Rhys Hagan Pens HUNTING TAYLOR BROWNRhys Hagan Pens HUNTING TAYLOR BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ It was a flood of strange and unlikely events which lead Rhys Hagan to write and release his esteemed debut novel, Hunting Taylor Brown. But once he dug a little deeper, he found that many other writers have unusual and often inspiring pasts. Here are 9 examples: (more...)

BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016
by Liz Cearns - Jul 1, 2016

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's brilliant adaptation of George Orwell's formidable novel has returned the West End, following international tours and its very successful London run last summer. Perhaps not typical summer-viewing, this production combines the fantastic and too-true to create something really thought-provoking. (more...)

Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, July 1Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's Animal Farm, July 1-3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End Production of 1984 Extends Booking PeriodPhoto Flash: West End Production of 1984 Extends Booking Period
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Following the return of 1984 to the Playhouse Theatre last night, the booking period for the West End run has been extended until 29 October 2016. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, this year will see an entirely new cast take to the stage in George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece. Production images have also been released today ahead of official opening night at the Playhouse Theatre on 28 June 2016. Tickets for this critically and publically acclaimed production are now on sale and available: http://1984theplay.co.uk/  (more...)

Dexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at SteppenwolfDexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season-Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts's Linda Vista and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New West End Cast of 1984Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New West End Cast of 1984
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Rehearsal images have today been released of an entirely new cast in rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. The cast for the hit West End production of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece will be: Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott, Richard Katz, Anthony O'Donnell, Daniel Rabin, Catrin Stewart and Angus Wright alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child.  (more...)

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