May 18 – October 8, 2017
Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the “hair-raisingly vivid” (New York Magazine) stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece comes to New York in what The Huffington Post calls “an unforgettable jolt of high-voltage theatre that is literally shocking.”
One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into “a chilling, ingenious 101 minutes of theatre” (The London Times) starring Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Reed Birney.
“Imagine that sound of a roller coaster clanking slowly up to the top of its tallest drop.” – T. Michelle Murphy, Metro
“When was the last time you felt scared at the theater? Not disturbed or perturbed or provoked, but scared? 1984 is intense in a way I’ve never seen on Broadway.” Adam Feldman, Time Out
Cast & Creative
Adapted and Directed by ROBERT ICKE and DUNCAN MACMILLAN
Based on the novel by GEORGE ORWELL
TOM STURRIDGE: (Winston). Broadway: Orphans (Tony Award Nomination). West End: American Buffalo (Olivier Award Nomination); No Quarter; Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith; Critics’ Circle Award, Evening Standard Award Nomination). London: Wastwater (Royal Court Theatre). Film credits include Journey’s End, 3 Way Junction, Mary Shelley, Song To Song, Remainder, Far From the Madding Crowd, Effie, On the Road, Junkhearts, Pirate Radio, Like Minds, Being Julia, Vanity Fair, and Brothers of the Head. Television: “The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses.”
OLIVIA WILDE: (Julia). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Beauty on the Vine at Epic Theatre Center. Film credits include Life Itself, A Vigilante, Meadowland (Producer), Her, Drinking Buddies (Executive Producer), Rush, Cowboys and Aliens, and Tron. She was also the Executive Producer on the Academy Award-Nominated documentary Body Team 12. Television Credits Include “Vinyl” and “House.”
REED BIRNEY: (O’Brien). Broadway: The Humans (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination), Gemini, Picnic, Casa Valentina (Drama Desk, Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway: Man From Nebraska (Lortel Award Nomination), I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), You Got Older (Drama Desk Nomination), Uncle Vanya (Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Blasted (Drama Desk Nomination), Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award, Drama Desk), Tigers Be Still, The Dream Of The Burning Boy (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), A Small Fire, Bug (Obie). Television: “House Of Cards,” “The Blacklist,” “Girls,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Accidental Wolf.” 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, 2011 Drama Desk Award for Career Excellence of Performance, and The Actors Equity Richard Seff Award.