George Orwell News

University of South Carolina Theatre Stages ANIMAL FARM Next MonthUniversity of South Carolina Theatre Stages ANIMAL FARM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present George Orwell's timeless parable of political corruption, Animal Farm, April 14-22 at Drayton Hall Theatre.   (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL Added to Triangle's Line UpBUILDING THE WALL Added to Triangle's Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Triangle is joining other theatres around the US as a rolling roll out of a Word Premiere play. (more...)

Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Manchester following critically acclaimed tours of Carmen, Tosca and Die Fledermaus, bringing an opera festival of three new productions, boasting magnificent new sets. Aida with the grandeur of Egypt, La Boheme, the most romantic opera of all and Nabucco – the most special and iconic opera of all. Not to be missed!  (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present Orwell's ANIMAL FARMTheatreWorks New Milford to Present Orwell's ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On May 5, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere George Orwell's satire, Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge.  (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

1984 Film to Screen at the Stonzek Theatre/Lake Worth Playhouse1984 Film to Screen at the Stonzek Theatre/Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Stonzek Theatre of the Lake Worth Playhouse is joining with scores of other independent movie houses across the country (www.unitedstateofcinema.com) in screening the film version of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 on April 4th, 2017. (more...)

THE FLICK, THE TEMPEST, 1984 Among Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 SeasonTHE FLICK, THE TEMPEST, 1984 Among Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jobsite Theater has announces the 2017-18 season, our 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Offers Free Reading of Orwell's 1984 as Part of Readings from the Edge SeriesHudson Theatre Works Offers Free Reading of Orwell's 1984 as Part of Readings from the Edge Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' 'Readings from the Edge' consisting of '1984' by George Orwell on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30PM. The reading is free. (more...)

UK Transfer of 1984 Will Begin Broadway Previews This MayUK Transfer of 1984 Will Begin Broadway Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, the lauded stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 will soon make the leap from the London to Broadway. The show will officially begin previews at the Hudson Theatre on May 18, with an opening night scheduled for June 22. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New SeasonLyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at SteppenwolfBroadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents A Michigan Premiere Of Orwell's 1984Williamston Theatre Presents A Michigan Premiere Of Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, takes a turn at classic literate with the Michigan Premiere of 1984 by George Orwell, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan.  Performances begin Thursday, March 23 and run through Sunday, April 23.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 28 at Noon. (more...)

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin TheatreAuthor Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRL BEFORE by J.P. DelaneyBWW Review: THE GIRL BEFORE by J.P. Delaney
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 22, 2017

First there was GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Then there was THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins. Now, the big thriller to pick up is THE GIRL BEFORE by debut author J.P. Delaney. (more...)

Theaters to Band Together to Combat Trump's Policies This AprilTheaters to Band Together to Combat Trump's Policies This April
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On April 4, 2017, almost 90 art house movie theatres across the country in 79 cities and in 34 states, plus one location in Canada, will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie “1984” (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 SeasonMilwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

FIRE WAR by T.T. Michael is ReleasedFIRE WAR by T.T. Michael is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The first days of the Trump presidency have been great for book sales, at least for one particular kind of book - doomsday 'or dystopian' book sales are skyrocketing. George Orwell's '1984' and the Sinclair Lewis 1930's classic 'It Can't Happen Here' about a gradual fascist takeover of the United States have both recently hit Amazon's Top 5 best seller list. '1984' spent three days at number one and sold so many copies that the publisher ran out of stock and is rushing to print more to meet demand. (more...)

1984 Australian Cast Announced As Orwell's Novel Hits 2017's Best Seller List & Broadway Season Announced1984 Australian Cast Announced As Orwell's Novel Hits 2017's Best Seller List & Broadway Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 is suddenly more relevant than ever and, in a stroke of synchronicity, the casting for the Australian tour of the West End smash hit production has been announced on the same day that a Broadway season of the production has been confirmed. (more...)

Big Brother Heads to Broadway; UK '1984' Will Transfer for 2017/2018 SeasonBig Brother Heads to Broadway; UK '1984' Will Transfer for 2017/2018 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2017

Big Brother may be watching, but soon Broadway fans will have the opportunity to watch right back. In a move that is as timely as it is eerie, the lauded stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 will make the leap from the West End to Broadway this summer.  (more...)

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