1984 to open on Broadway this June
3 February 2017
Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin will present the new adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984 at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street). This new adaptation of Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel, created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, heads to New York after four wildly successful London runs. The strictly limited engagement will open on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 was first published in 1949. Interest in the title has spiked in recent weeks, as the New York Times reported on January 24, 2017 in an article titled “George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller,” stating, “George Orwell’s classic book ‘1984,’ about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of multiple best-seller lists in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new copies printed.”
Currently the #1 title on Amazon’s bestseller list, 1984 has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages around the globe.
1984 features a creative team that includes Chloe Lamford (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Design), Tom Gibbons (Sound Design), and Tim Reid (Video Design).
This production of 1984 was originally produced in the U.K. by Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Almeida Theatre, London.
Additional information will be announced shortly.