Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony winner Reed Birney will lead the cast of the Broadway premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 at the Hudson Theatre, the show's producers announced today.
The trio, who will portray the novel's characters Winston Smith, Julia, and O'Brien, respectively, will be joined by Wayne Duvall (Parsons), Carl Hendrick Louis (Martin), Nick Mills (Syme), Michael Potts (Charrington), and Cara Seymour (Mrs. Parsons).
Adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the drama comes to New York after four acclaimed runs in the United Kingdom, with Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin producing.
1984 features a creative team that includes Chloe Lamford (scenic and costume design), Natasha Chivers (lighting design), Tom Gibbons (sound design), and Tim Reid (video design).
One of the most widely referenced and best-known fiction titles of all time, 1984 was published in 1949. The work depicts a dystopian future in which thought is suppressed and a totalitarian regime controls the public.
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