Olivia Wilde, Reed Birney, and the cast of 1984 celebrated 101 performances on Broadway in homage to the show’s Room 101. The theatrical adaption of George Orwell’s novel, which began performances May 18, officially opened June 22 at the Hudson Theatre.
The adaptation features a script by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, who also direct. Like the novel, the play is set in a dystopian version of what was once Great Britain, where critical thought is threatened by a totalitarian regime. Birney, Wilde, and Tom Sturridge take on the roles of O'Brien, Winston Smith, and Julia, 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.
The staging, produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman, premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in 2013 before transferring the following year to London’s Almeida Theatre, where it went on to play four engagements.
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