Trump-Era Broadway: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ to Open in June
Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin to produce new adaptation that premiered in the U.K.
Thom Geier | February 2, 2017 @ 4:25 PM
Last Updated: February 2, 2017 @ 4:39 PM
George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” has returned to the top of the best-seller lists, and now a new adaptation of the 1949 dystopian classic is bound for Broadway.
Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced Thursday they will be producing Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s “1984,” which has had four acclaimed runs in the U.K. at Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Almeida Theatre, London.
The production, which relies on video projections to re-create Orwell’s ominous “Big Brother,” will open on June 22, 2017 at the Hudson Theatre.