He's kept his mouth shut long enough.
1984 Hudson Theatre “Big Brother,” “Double Think,” “Newspeak.” All of these now commonly used phrases which first appeared in George Orwell’s 1949 novel are frequently used when disgruntled and or discouraged Americans discuss the current state of affairs in Washington DC. The producers of this new adaptation of Orwell’s seminal work could not have hoped for better timing. Imported from London where it ran for four years, 1984 is the 2017-2018 Broadway season’s first production. It’s not for those who faint at the sight of a bloody nose. If Broadway had an MPAA-like rating system, 1984 would be R-rated for violent and gory scenes. Children under 13 are not allowed in the theater. The three principal characters, Winston Smith, O’Brien, and Julia are played respectively by Tom Sturridge a Tony nominee for Orphans; Reed Birney, a Tony winner for The Humans; and Olivia Wilde making her Broadway debut. New York and not London where the play ran for four years is the location for Orwell’s tale about a dystopian future where citizens live in fear under a totalitarian regime Not surprisingly the book is at the top of Amazon’s best-seller list. A limited number of tickets priced at $19.84 for front row seats will go to the lucky winners of a digital lottery. For more information download the TodayTix mobile app or visit todaytix.com.
Book & Lyrics by
MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN
LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS The (Free) Music of The Night What began 45 years ago as a small festival of street theater became a massive, city-wide event featuring jazz, folk, gospel, blues, and rock—all performed under the canopy of the night sky in a variety of Manhattan locations. Now through August 13th, all events are free. For scheduling information and event locations, visit LCOutOfDoors.org. THE SUITCASE UNDER THE BED The Beckett Theater Performances of four short plays by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy run two hours with an intermission and are directed by the Mint’s Producing Artistic Director Jonathon Bank who with other members of the company is dedicated to “restoring Ms. Deevey to her proper place in the canon of Irish dramatic literature.” The title is named for the location of Ms. Deevy’s written work which unbeknownst to her family and friends was stored in a valise. The plays respectively deal with a wedding, three marriage proposals, and two breakups. For more information about the production visit minttheater.org. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. The Beckett Theater is located at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & Dyer).
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