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Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY)
450 W 37th St

Schedule

REGULAR SCHEDULE
Sept. 25 - Nov. 25, 2013
Tues - Sat 8pm
Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm
THANKSGIVING WEEK
Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2013
Fri & Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 3pm

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ANTHEM is the story of a young man, EQUALITY 7-2521, who is born into a future world that has banished all individuality. Not satisfied with a world lighted by candles, EQUALITY fosters his love of discovery in an abandoned subway, a relic of the past. In solitude, EQUALITY rediscovers electricity and a new source of light. Above ground he meets and falls in love with LIBERTY 5-3000, committing a further 'sin of preference.'

Originally conceived as a play while Rand was a Soviet university student, the novel ANTHEM was written in the U.S in the summer of 1937, during a break Rand took from the writing of her novel The Fountainhead. ANTHEM was published in England in 1938. Since its full American publication in 1961, the work has sold more than 5 million copies.

As reported in 2010, ANTHEM was the most popular adult novel checked out of the New York Public Library system. The novel remains a favorite among youth and is the subject of the most popular high school essay contest in the world, with more than 19,000 entries annually.

Originally produced by Austin Shakespeare in 2011, ANTHEM's Off-Broadway staging coincides with the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the novel's publication.


ANTHEM Closes Off-Broadway TodayANTHEM Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2013

Anthem (www.AnthemThePlay.com), based on Ayn Rand's novel adapted and composed by Jeff Britting will conclude its Off-Broadway run at The Baryshnikov Arts Center today, November 3rd. At the time of closing, Anthem will have played 13 previews and 32 regular performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage Adaptation of Ayn Rand's ANTHEM, Now Playing at Baryshnikov Arts CenterPhoto Flash: Stage Adaptation of Ayn Rand's ANTHEM, Now Playing at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2013

The Austin Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ayn Rand's novel Anthem, adapted for the stage by composer Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives. Previews for Anthem began September 25 at the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th Street). Opening night is scheduled for Monday, October 7th for a limited ten-week run through December 1, 2013. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Austin Shakespeare's ANTHEM Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 12/1Austin Shakespeare's ANTHEM Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2013

The Austin Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ayn Rand's novel Anthem. Adapted for the stage by composer Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, previews for Anthem begin tonight, September 25 at the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th Street). Opening night is scheduled for Monday, October 7th for a limited ten-week run through December 1, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ANTHEM Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of ANTHEM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2013

Anthem, a stage adaption of Ayn Rand's novel. Adapted for the stage by composer Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, Anthem plays at The Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th Street). Opening night is scheduled for Monday, October 7th for a limited ten-week run through December 1, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)