The production of 1984, based on the novel by George Orwell, began performances May 18. The limited engagement is set to open at the Hudson Theatre June 22. Broadway’s refurbished Hudson Theatre officially reopened February 8 with the Sunday in the Park With George revival.
Flip through photos of the new marquee and theatre below:
Look Inside the Newly Renovated Hudson Theatre
The Hudson, which originally opened in 1903, became one of Broadway’s most sought-after smaller theatres, ideal for plays. The Hudson’s bookings declined in the late 1940s, and it was used off and on as a television studio until it played its final Broadway performance April 20, 1968. Thereafter, it was used as a cinema and a disco until, faced with possible demolition, it was landmarked by the City of New York in 1987. The playhouse was purchased by a hotel developer who incorporated it into a new hotel, now known as the Millennium Broadway, and used as a conference center and occasional comedy club.
The theatre was leased by the London-based Ambassador Theatre Group in 2015 and extensively refurbished, including new state-of-the-art seating, expanded women’s washrooms and dressing rooms, and what are described as “significant backstage and technical upgrades.”
Leading the New York 1984 cast are Tony winner Reed Birney, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge. The trio takes on the roles of O'Brien, Julia, and Winston Smith, respectively. Joining them are Wayne Duvall as Parsons, Carl Hendrick Louis as Martin, Nick Mills as Syme, Michael Potts as Charrington, and Cara Seymour as Mrs. Parsons.
Tickets are currently on sale through October 8. To purchase, click here.