George Orwell News

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...)

Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel to Perform Richard Strauss Programs 4/11-12 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

This April, Lorin Maazel conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in two concerts of works by Richard Strauss at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Today, April 11 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, and is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax for Burleske. The following evening, Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., soprano Karita Mattila sings the composer's Four Last Songs. Also on the program is Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, and the Der Rosenkavalier Suite. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra last performed at Carnegie Hall in 2002. (more...)

GEORGE BUTLER by C.B. Leston is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

According to Business Insider, the average household carries $6,500 of debt - a burden that could turn disastrous. (more...)

The Falcon Theatre Extends Run of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, Now Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE), West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Whistler in the Dark Fades Out With FAR AWAY
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 08, 2014

Whistler in the Dark Theatre is calling it a day, but not before staging one final play that will challenge their audience. Concluding their season celebrating Caryl Churchill, the Whistlers are fading out with the dystopian fable FAR AWAY. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH, 5/2-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

As a featured event of its Tenth Anniversary Spring Rep season, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (www.PhoenixTheatreEnsemble.org) will present 'Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth' by Tom Stoppard from May 2 to 23, 2014 at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (at Ave. B). It's an evening of two short plays in which Stoppard radically shortens 'Hamlet' and 'Macbeth' to craft a witty Shakespearean two-step on serious themes of artistic dissent. Kevin Confoy directs. (more...)

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's 1984 Adaptation to Launch UK Tour this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's critically acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece will embark on a second UK tour from Autumn 2014 in a co-production with Headlong , Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Falcon Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce a very special event to benefit Lookingglass Theatre Company. Tonight, March 29 at 4 pm, a performance of the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell, followed by a post-show Q & A with members of the creative team, and a private dinner following. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

Falcon and Lookingglass Theatres Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with theLookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andy White and directed by Dan Bonnell. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON began previews on Wednesday, March 19; will open tonight, March 28 and continue throughSaturday, April 19 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season: DEATH TAX, TITLE AND DEED & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 Season, opening with Lucas Hnath's Death Tax directed by Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman; the return of Lookingglass' hallmark Lookingglass Alice, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium; Will Eno's Title and Deed directed by Lookingglass Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg Marti Lyons; and the World Premiere Lookingglass original adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

Falcon Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce a very special event to benefit Lookingglass Theatre Company. On Saturday, March 29 at 4 pm, a performance of the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell, followed by a post-show Q & A with members of the creative team, and a private dinner following. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

1984, THE WOODSMAN & THE ILLUSION Set for Theatre Pro Rata's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Theatre Pro Rata announced its 2014-2015 season today, featuring an adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, The Woodsman by Steven Fechter, and The Illusion by Tony Kushner. (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY to Make World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, 4/16-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 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 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...)

Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel to Perform Richard Strauss Programs 4/11-12 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

This April, Lorin Maazel conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in two concerts of works by Richard Strauss at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Friday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, and is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax for Burleske. The following evening, Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., soprano Karita Mattila sings the composer's Four Last Songs. Also on the program is Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, and the Der Rosenkavalier Suite. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra last performed at Carnegie Hall in 2002. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 1984, Almeida Theatre, February 13 2014
by Gary Naylor - Feb 14, 2014

'Orwellian' is a word understood by millions of people who have never read George Orwell's books; 'Big Brother' and 'Room 101' are television shows that feel like they have been around since 1984; and screens fill our homes which we use to 'interact'. (more...)

Falcon and Lookingglass Theatres to Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with theLookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andy White and directed by Dan Bonnell. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON will begin previews on Wednesday, March 19; will open on Friday, March 28 and continue throughSaturday, April 19 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

Amazon Announces 100 BOOKS TO READ IN A LIFETIME List
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, a new editorially-curated list of essential books. This list was hand-selected by the Amazon Books editorial team. The 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime are available at www.amazon.com/100books. (more...)

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