George Orwell News

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.  THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Sean Kestrel Debuts With THE SKYVIEW OF ASTRONAUTSSean Kestrel Debuts With THE SKYVIEW OF ASTRONAUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 'The Skyview of Astronauts' is Sean Kestrel's debut novel. The novel is a strange blend of the narcotic, the bizarre, the satiric, the metaphoric and the darkness that haunts our reality. The darkness of a society falling into a politically correct environment, where those who are offended in real or implied numbers raise their voices and drown out dissent. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting Ceremony to be Held in NovemberBruntwood Prize For Playwriting Ceremony to be Held in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

August is a time to celebrate the theatre; as the world's largest festival of theatre kicks off in Edinburgh preparations are well and truly underway in Manchester to announce the winners of Europe's largest playwriting competition, THE BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING. A partnership between Manchester family-owned business Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange Theatre, THE BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING will name its new winners on 17 November 2015 and also mark 10 exceptionally rewarding years of the competition. (more...)

UK's 1984 to Close at Playhouse Theatre, Sept. 5UK's 1984 to Close at Playhouse Theatre, Sept. 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre five star production of 1984 must end its limited run at the Playhouse Theatre on 5 September 2015. Following hugely successful runs at the Almeida and in the West End last year, two national tours and prior to a forthcoming international tour, 1984 has been revived to continued success at the Playhouse Theatre this summer. (more...)

WOWOW Teams with IPC for Para-Athletes Sports Documentary SeriesWOWOW Teams with IPC for Para-Athletes Sports Documentary Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

WOWOW today announced they have greenlighted a para-athletes sports documentary series, in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), as part of a five-year agreement leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 1984Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 1984
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2015/16 season, George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Andrew White and directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon. Gordon, who directed last season's sold-out production of Animal Farm, brings Orwell's dystopian masterpiece to the stage in a cutting edge, multi-media production with projection design by Joseph A. Burke and photography direction by Joel Moorman. (more...)

DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON to Play Edinburgh Festival FringeDOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON to Play Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 will play host to the world premiere of PIT and New Diorama Theatre's Down & Out in Paris and London. Inspired by the memoir of George Orwell, this will be the first UK adaptation of his semi-autobiography in almost thirty-five years. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Autumn Season to Include EAST IS EAST, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & MoreSheffield Theatres' Autumn Season to Include EAST IS EAST, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres today announces an exciting autumn season of productions in the Lyceum Theatre, alongside star casting news for its Christmas pantomime Aladdin, and details of an open weekend planned at the theatre in October. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre & New Diorama Theatre to Stage DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDONGreenwich Theatre & New Diorama Theatre to Stage DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

THE 'real affinity' between Greenwich Theatre and The New Diorama Theatre just off Regent's Park is creating the first theatrical adaptation of George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London in more than 30 years. (more...)

T.K. Bathauer Releases New Fiction on Social DictatorshipT.K. Bathauer Releases New Fiction on Social Dictatorship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Cast Set for 1984's West End RunCast Set for 1984's West End Run
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

 Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25 July, and then Hara Yannas from 27 July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast. (more...)

Simon Coates, Stephen Fewell, & More Complete Casting for West End's 1984Simon Coates, Stephen Fewell, & More Complete Casting for West End's 1984
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Matthew Spencer will play the role of George Orwell's Winston Smith in the hit West End stage production of 1984 this summer.              Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25 July, and then Hara Yannas from 27 July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast. (more...)

Pleasance Sets 2015 Edinburgh ProgrammePleasance Sets 2015 Edinburgh Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Often referred to as the beating heart of the Festival, the Pleasance once again presents a programme for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe this is both entertaining and thought-provoking. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of COOL HAND LUKE to Play 59E59 TheatersStage Adaptation of COOL HAND LUKE to Play 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES has pulled out of the 2015 Brits Off Broadway festival at 59E59 Theaters. Replacing the show is Godlight Theatre Company's production of COOL HAND LUKE, an adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel. This production is not part of Brits Off Broadway. COOL HAND LUKE is adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves and directed by Joe Tantalo. COOL HAND LUKE begins performances on Tuesday, May 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 31. Press opening is Thursday, May 7 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at ?(212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

World Premiere of WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, 'THE GREAT COMET OF 1812' & More Set for A.R.T.'s 2015-16 SeasonWorld Premiere of WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, 'THE GREAT COMET OF 1812' & More Set for A.R.T.'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announced its 2015-16 season today, including the world premiere of the new musical WAITRESS, Mark Rylance's NICE FISH, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and more. (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company's 10th Season to Feature THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE, THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF & MoreIdle Muse Theatre Company's 10th Season to Feature THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE, THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Idle Muse Theatre Company announces its tenth season which features plays exploring the thin line between truth and fantasy. (more...)

1984 Opens 4/10 at The Sherman Playhouse1984 Opens 4/10 at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

On Friday, April 10, The Sherman Playhouse kicks off its 2015 theatrical season with George Orwell's dystopian classic '1984,' adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on a four-week run. (more...)

Northern Stage to Present ORWELL IN AMERICA, 3/11-29Northern Stage to Present ORWELL IN AMERICA, 3/11-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Orwell in America, written by preeminent playwright Joe Sutton, runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, March 11 through March 29. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

The Sherman Playhouse Presents 1984The Sherman Playhouse Presents 1984
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Sherman Playhouse proudly kicks off its 2015 theatrical season on April 10 with George Orwell's dystopian classic, '1984,' adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. (more...)

The Sherman Playhouse to Open Season with 1984, 4/10The Sherman Playhouse to Open Season with 1984, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Sherman Playhouse kicks off its 2015 theatrical season on April 10 with George Orwell's dystopian classic, '1984,' adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. (more...)

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