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UK Transfer of 1984 Will Begin Broadway Previews This May

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.

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin will be shepherding the production to New York, along with its entire London creative team.

Created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the stage adaptation of 1984 was originally produced in the U.K. by the Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and Almeida Theatre. The production was extremely well received in the UK, and was praised for its use of multimedia and immersive sets.

1984 features a creative team that includes Chloe Lamford (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Design), Tom Gibbons (Sound Design), and Tim Reid (Video Design).

One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 was first published in 1949. Interest in the title has spiked in recent weeks, as the New York Times reported on January 24, 2017 in an article titled "George Orwell's '1984' Is Suddenly a Best-Seller," stating, "George Orwell's classic book '1984,' about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of multiple best-seller lists in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new copies printed."

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