George Orwell News

Photo Flash: 1984 Audience Strikes a Pose for Big BrotherPhoto Flash: 1984 Audience Strikes a Pose for Big Brother
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

In celebration of the headline-grabbing Broadway stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, as well as the novel's resurgence at the top of the best-seller lists, Penguin Random House gifted copies of the classic novel to the entire sold-out audience at a recent (9PM) performance.  Directly following the show's curtain call, audience members participated in a one-time-only photo-taken from the stage- at Broadway's newly restored Hudson Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan Opens 8/4 at Third RailLUNGS by Duncan Macmillan Opens 8/4 at Third Rail
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

How exactly does one decide to bring a child into this world - with the oceans, and the climate, and the, you know, everything else? Surely the kid's Eiffel Tower-sized carbon footprint is reason enough not to. (more...)


by John Lariviere - Jul 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, cold war, and Newspeak have permanently entered into common use since its first publication. (more...)

Jennifer Lawrence Has a Sickening Reaction to 1984Jennifer Lawrence Has a Sickening Reaction to 1984
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Intensity ensues every night at the Hudson Theatre, where the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, is currently running. The play, which contains various graphic and disturbing scenes, has cause many audience members to become ill.  (more...)

1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has announced its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. (more...)

BWW Previews: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR at New National TheatreBWW Previews: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR at New National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

George Orwell's classic dystopian drama will make its Japanese debut next year. The New National Theatre will present NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR as part of its 20th Anniversary season.  (more...)

BWW TV: Michael Moore Takes Aim in Rehearsal for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERBWW TV: Michael Moore Takes Aim in Rehearsal for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 11, 2017

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and political icon Michael Moore begins rehearsals today for his thought-provoking and controversial Broadway debut in The Terms of My Surrender. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Moore will be targeting President Trump using his signature political savvy and theatrical persona in this unique Broadway experience, taking place just down the street from Trump Tower and next door to George Orwell's 1984 at The Hudson Theatre. The limited 12-week engagement will begin previews at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street) on Friday, July 28, 2017 with an official opening night set for Thursday, August 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MRS ORWELL at the Old Red Lion TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MRS ORWELL at the Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This summer, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell starring Cressida Bonas (Doctor Thorne (ITV), Gatsby (Leicester Square Theatre), An Evening with Lucien Freud (Leicester Square Theatre)) and Peter Hamilton Dyer (Twelfth Night and Richard III (Broadway for Shakespeare's Globe), A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (RSC), Genius: Einstein (Fox 21 Television)) will be brought to life at the Old Red Lion. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

American Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This SeasonAmerican Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) program, a series of week-long residencies for artists of all disciplines, continues its second year with 25 artists workshopping 12 new projects throughout Season 33. (more...)

Michael Moore Begins Rehearsal For His Broadway Debut In THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER TodayMichael Moore Begins Rehearsal For His Broadway Debut In THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and political icon Michael Moore begins rehearsals today for his thought-provoking and controversial Broadway debut in The Terms of My Surrender. (more...)

Save on Tickets to See Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde And Reed Birney Star in '1984' on BroadwaySave on Tickets to See Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde And Reed Birney Star in '1984' on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 10, 2017

One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into '101 minutes of high-energy terror' (Entertainment Weekly). Don't miss this strictly limited engagement at Hudson Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Olivia Wilde Talks Telling 'Intense Story' in Broadway's '1984'VIDEO: Olivia Wilde Talks Telling 'Intense Story' in Broadway's '1984'
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Olivia Wilde stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, to discuss her hit Broadway play '1984' 'We're kind of just doing everything necessary to tell the story right,' explains the actress of the intense, high stakes show. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Headlong Announce Lisa Dwyer Hogg As Emma In PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS UK TourHeadlong Announce Lisa Dwyer Hogg As Emma In PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Jeremy Herrin will direct Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma in the much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed People Places & Things.   (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLESteppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Proving To Be More a Prophesy Than A Heeded Warning, George Orwell's 1984 Comes Off The Page and Onto Stage.BWW REVIEW: Proving To Be More a Prophesy Than A Heeded Warning, George Orwell's 1984 Comes Off The Page and Onto Stage.
by Jade Kops - Jul 2, 2017

Returning to Australia following success at the 2015 Melbourne Festival, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's famous dystopian novel 1984 is presented by Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia with an all Australian cast. (more...)

DVR Alert: Olivia Wilde Talks '1984'; Bernadette Peters Talks 'Broadway Barks' on LIVEDVR Alert: Olivia Wilde Talks '1984'; Bernadette Peters Talks 'Broadway Barks' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Olivia Wilde will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN to discuss the Broadway play '1984.' Also on tap for the show, legendary star of stage and screen, Bernadette Peters will discuss her annual charity event 'Broadway Barks.'   (more...)

Big Brother Has its Eyes on AstonRep; 1984 Arrives This FallBig Brother Has its Eyes on AstonRep; 1984 Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin. 1984 will play September 14 - October 8, 2017 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Friday, September 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

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by - Jun 27, 2017

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BWW Review:  1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The FutureBWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

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