George Orwell News


by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

2017 Sees Blockbuster 1984 Brought To Lyric Stage at QPAC2017 Sees Blockbuster 1984 Brought To Lyric Stage at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In a coup for Queensland audiences, the critically acclaimed West End (UK) production of Orwell's 1984 will be brought to the massive Lyric Theatre stage at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season in June 2017. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight nomsWAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This FebruarySteppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford Announces 2017 SeasonTheatreWorks New Milford Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

TheatreWorks New Milford has announced their 50th Anniversary 2017 season which includes five main-stage shows, five free staged readings, and plans for their ongoing TheatreWorks Kids (TW Kids) program. (more...)

BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016
by Justin J Sacramone - Dec 19, 2016

Regional Contributing Editor, Justin picks his top ten best plays and musicals of 2016. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGSThe House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

PianoFight's Chardonnay Presents World Premiere of Musical Comedy THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE HARMONIZEDPianoFight's Chardonnay Presents World Premiere of Musical Comedy THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE HARMONIZED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

200 years in the future, the land is ruled by the mighty 'Spotif-Eye', everyone is a freelancer with an inflexible work schedule, and the end of humankind draws near.  The dystopian musical comedy George Orwell never wrote introduces us to three sisters, a hair-obsessed Lieutenant, a mysterious Elder who speaks in song lyrics, and the one algorithmically perfect song that rules them all. Will the sweet sounds of sisterhood ring out and save humanity? Will they ever taste fresh kale juice?  Will the revolution, in fact, be harmonized? (more...)

Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, now finishing up its second year of operations, is proud to announce additions to its leadership team. Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch, will be joined by Diane Hill and David Wolber who will both serve as Producing Artistic Directors. These experienced administrators will join the existing Theatre Nova team of Daniel C. Walker, Becky Fox, and Emilio Rodriguez in their quest to establish the group as a major theatre destination. The new, expanded team is excited to help lead the organization forward and is preparing for a number of new and exciting developments including announcing a "Supra-Season," establishing a season subscription program, continuing to improve the facility, and announcing special partnerships in the community. Theatre Nova is making a name for hot-off-the-press new works, with plays such as the new musical "Irrational" by David Wells and R. MacKenzie Lewis, and local playwright Kim Carney's poignant new work, "Katherine," along with "Mr. Joy" by Daniel Beaty, all recent critical and box office hits. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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