The stage adaptation of the classic George Orwell novel ‘1984’ is finally coming to Broadway! After doing phenomenally in London, especially in light of the current state of the world, audiences in the United States can now see the hit production for themselves! If you’re interested in seeing 1984 on Broadway, be sure to get yourself a pair of 1984 tickets today!
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1984 is being staged at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.
1984 – A roaring stage success
After doing phenomenally well in London, the stage production of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ will be heading to Broadway in the summer of 2017! This latest production of the show will be produced by Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin, both members of the production team that helmed “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. It will also be directed and co-adapted by Robert Icke. Icke is famous in the London theatre circuit and is one of the busiest theatre directors on that side of the pond. He was recently the director for the National Theater’s production of David Hare’s “The Red Barn” which featured Hope Davis and Mark Strong.
1984 first premiered on stage in London in 2014, created by both Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan for the stage.
Its success coupled with the current political situation in the world led to calls for the show to premier on Broadway. In 2017, the New York production of Orwell’s hit will be running at the Hudson Theater. This will be one of the first productions to be held there after its restoration. Incidentally, the Hudson theatre is owned by the U.K.-based Ambassador Theater Group, of which Sonia Friedman Prods. is a subsidiary.
Much of the original team for the UK production of 1984 will work on the Broadway production. This includes the likes of sound specialist Tom Gibbons, light specialist Natasha Chivers, video specialist Tim Reid, and set and costume designer Chloe Lamford.
After opening in late June of 2017, 1984 was the first production to open the 2017-18 Broadway season.
A Global Phenomenon
1984 is one of George Orwell’s bestselling novels. In light of current events, interest in the novel has piqued once again. In fact, at the beginning of the year, 1984 reclaimed its bestseller status after U.S. president Donald Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway started using the phrase ‘alternative facts’. In addition, the current U.S. president has been very vocal about what he insists is ‘fake news’. All of these distinctly Orwellian features have led to more and more people turning to Orwell’s 1984.
1984 soared to the number one spot on Amazon’s bestsellers list. Why was there such an extreme interest in a novel which was so bleak and dystopian? The answer is quite simple – in Orwell’s 1984, a similar reality existed, and one which was arguably far worse than everything the world is currently experiencing. Perhaps the uptick in interest in 1984 is because people are still trying to make sense of the realities of this new world.
1984 on Broadway
The highly anticipated debut of 1984 on Broadway will feature some very incredible talent. Olivia Wilde (best known for her roles in House and most recently, Vinyl) will be making her Broadway debut as Julia, the woman who the protagonist of 1984, starts an affair. The protagonist of the wale, Winston Smith, will be played by Tom Sturridge, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Orphans. The spy O’Brien will be played by Reed Birney, who won a Tony Award last year for this part in ‘The Humans’.
Reviews for the latest production of 1984 are in and huge praise has been showered on the leading trio.
According to Deadline : ‘Sturridge has a jittery, piercing appeal as a man who believes his innermost fear is undiscoverable, only to learn otherwise in the show’s most horrific scene. Wilde has a contained abandon that emphasizes Julia’s revolutionary urges without caricature. And Birney proves once again to be a master of emotional concealment that works to expose; how else describe O’Brien’s bids for sympathy that, in another’s hands, might easily come across as merely false? He’s more compelling, and more disturbing, than any program insert, that’s for sure.’
This Broadway production has already had a profound effect on audience members, with people fainting, vomiting, and yelling at cast members. The show is visceral and raw and is a bleak reminder of the horrors that exist, sometimes without our knowing.
If you would like to see this production on Broadway, get your 1984 tickets today.
1984 Ticket Prices
Currently the average price for 1984 tickets is $83. The date and location for this event is 29-Mar-20 at Hubbard Stage - Alley Theatre, Houston. The minimum get-in price for 1984 tickets is $56.
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