George Orwell News

Photo Coverage: 1984 Celebrates 101 Broadway Performances!Photo Coverage: 1984 Celebrates 101 Broadway Performances!
by Walter McBride - Sep 18, 2017

100 performances is a major milestone on Broadway, but 101 is even better at the Hudson Theatre. Broadway's dystopian thriller 1984 just celebrated its 101st performance and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984Photo Flash: AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 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. Tickets are currently available at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan's PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Headline 2017-18 Season at St. Ann's Warehouse; Lineup Announced!Duncan Macmillan's PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Headline 2017-18 Season at St. Ann's Warehouse; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse launches into its ambitious international 2017-18 Season, the third in its waterfront theater in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with highlights that exemplify the institution's role as a home for major new works from singular international companies and American avant-garde masters. (more...)

Cast Complete for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Starring Denise Gough at St. Ann's WarehouseCast Complete for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Starring Denise Gough at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse continues its rich history of partnering with the UK's foremost theaters and theater makers, presenting the American Premiere of the National Theatre/Headlong production of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production was one of last season's must-see shows in the West End, following a hugely successful run at the National. Casting is now complete for the American Premiere at St. Ann's. (more...)

Indie Psych Pop Band Thanks. Releases New Beatlesque SingleIndie Psych Pop Band Thanks. Releases New Beatlesque Single
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

thanks. is Steve Pagano and Mario Borgatta. Combining psychedelic pop, cinematic vibes and electronically influenced beats and melodies, thanks. have succeeded in creating catchy indie pop with an edge. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance to Present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREETGreenway Arts Alliance to Present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Greenway Arts Alliance will present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, adapted for stage by award-winning playwright Amy Ludwig (2006 LA Weekly Theater Award for 'Best Adaptation' of The House on Mango Street) and directed by Alexandra Meda (Artistic Director of Chicago's Teatro Luna). (more...)

MRS ORWELL Transfers to Southwark Playhouse this SeptemberMRS ORWELL Transfers to Southwark Playhouse this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Following a hugely successful sell-out run at the Old Red Lion this summer, Tony Cox's Mrs Orwell, starring Cressida Bonas and Peter Hamilton Dyer, will be transferring to Southwark Playhouse for a limited run this September. This exciting play is based on actual events. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CIRCLE By Dave Eggers: Which Is Better, The Book Or The Movie?BWW Review: THE CIRCLE By Dave Eggers: Which Is Better, The Book Or The Movie?
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 16, 2017

They say the book is always better than the movie. In the case of The Circle, based on the book by Dave Eggers, I would venture to say that I enjoyed the Lionsgate movie more, which is rare for me. In full disclosure, I watched the movie first, then read the book directly after, so both were fresh in my mind during the comparison. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with 1984 This FallAstonRep Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with 1984 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company will 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*.  (more...)

THE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at SteppenwolfTHE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS UK TourFull Casting Announced for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Full casting has been announced on Jeremy Herrin's much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed People, Places & Things.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
by - Aug 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed BirneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

BWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political TurmoilBWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political Turmoil
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2017

ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's brilliant political satire about the corrupting influence of power, charts the fall of idealism and the rise of tyranny after the animals of Manor Farm rise up against their oppressive human owner in a struggle for rights, equality, gaining the right to make their own choices on how to live their lives. Onstage, the story is read by two children, the girl (Sierra Rose Friday) and boy (Shane McDermott), keeping the audience informed as to the action taking place or what has gone on off stage leading to that particular scene. It all begins as the animals, led by Snowball, an idealistic pig (Christopher Yarrow), take over the farm from Mr. Jones (Steve Fisher). Their plan goes well at first; all the animals are equal and content. But eventually, several of the other pigs, led by Napoleon (Mark Lewis) and Squealer (Melora Marshall), yield to the lure of power and start to make decisions that serve their own interests best, eventually leading them to proclaim that some animals are more equal than others. The quote, 'absolute power corrupts absolutely,' certainly applies to Orwell's masterful work. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Theatre's 1984Casting Announced for AstonRep Theatre's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of its 2017-18 season: 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*. (more...)

VIDEO: Olivia Wilde Sends Jennifer Lawrence Matzah Ball Soup Following '1984' IncidentVIDEO: Olivia Wilde Sends Jennifer Lawrence Matzah Ball Soup Following '1984' Incident
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

During the appearance, a caller asked the actress if she's gotten an apology from actress Jennifer Lawrence after Jennifer reportedly vomited during Wilde's highly intense play. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTSTheatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Michael Moore to Keep Box Reserved for Special Guest During Run of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERMichael Moore to Keep Box Reserved for Special Guest During Run of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently visited rehearsals for Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender, which begins previews this Friday. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

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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...)

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