BWW Review: CURTAINS, Rose TheatreBWW Review: CURTAINS, Rose Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 1, 2018

It is Ida's 86th birthday, but it's a milestone she would rather have not reached. Her family wants to gather and celebrate, but she would rather be removed from her small world of pain and confusion. She sits in the midst of the manufactured joviality of family members who feel both guilt of their own past absences and annoyance at the need to be at her party at all. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston presents Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Ida's family is throwing her a birthday tea for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the painfully laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years. Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to recognise her. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINSRose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Rachel York and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 is Inventive and Immediate at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 16, 2016

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." Most of us are familiar with the slogans of the bleak, dystopian society George Orwell constructed in his novel 1984. The inventive production of 1984 at Shakespeare Theatre Company takes these phrases and makes them more relevant than ever to a contemporary Washington, DC, audience. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage 1984
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Next up in the 2015-2016 season The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents 1984 as part of an ongoing initiative to include productions by international companies on its mainstage. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: What's Scarier than George Orwell's 1984? Politics in 2016.
by Jan Nargi - Feb 26, 2016

The horrific future depicted in George Orwell's cautionary tale '1984' feels that much more frightening in 2016 because so much of the oligarchical world predicted by the visionary author in his dystopian 1949 novel has come to fruition. The power gap between the haves and the have-nots is alarming. Politicians use doublethink to twist hypocrisies into mind-numbing (and brainwashing) campaign slogans. Three-second sound bites and 140-character tweets are the newspeak that distills thought into easily regurgitated propaganda. (more...)

BWW Review: New Adaptation of George Orwell's Bleak 1984 Docks at the Broad
by Don Grigware - Jan 15, 2016

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and Almeida Theatre Production of/1984/by George Orwell/in a new adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan/directed by Icke and Macmillan/The Broad Stage, Santa Monica/through February 6 (more...)

American Repertory Theater Sets 1984 Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents George Orwell's 1984, in a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.  (more...)

Over 60 Artists Set for THE ILIAD at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre's Almeida Greeks Festival which has so far seen Robert Icke's critically acclaimed production of Oresteia transfer to Trafalgar Studios in the West End and James Macdonald's production of Bakkhai play to sold out houses at the Almeida. (more...)

Cast Set for 1984's West End Run
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

 Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25 July, and then Hara Yannas from 27 July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast. (more...)

Simon Coates, Stephen Fewell, & More Complete Casting for West End's 1984
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Matthew Spencer will play the role of George Orwell's Winston Smith in the hit West End stage production of 1984 this summer.              Julia will be played by Janine Harouni until 25 July, and then Hara Yannas from 27 July to the end of the run. Simon Coates, Tim Dutton, Stephen Fewell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Ben Porter, Gavin Spokes and Mandi Symonds complete the cast. (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...)

Mark Arends, Hara Yannas & More to Lead 1984 at Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

The full cast is Mark Arends (Winston), Tim Dutton (O'Brien), Stephen Fewell (Charrington), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Martin), Matthew Spencer (Syme),Gavin Spokes (Parsons), Mandi Symonds (Mrs Parsons), Hara Yannas (Julia). (more...)

BWW Reviews: INSUFFICIENCY, Riverside Studios, September 24 2012
by Gary Naylor - Sep 25, 2012

Gary Naylor sees a play that bubbles without quite coming to the boil. (more...)