Broadway's 1984 recently played its 101st performance at the Hudson Theatre. Stars Olivia Wilde and Tony winner Reed Birney marked the thematically auspicious occasion (1984's final act plays out in the grim confines of Room 101) with some curious confectionary — a cupcake topped with a bloody finger.
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.
Tom Sturridge stars alongside Wilde and Birney. The trio portray the novel's characters Winston Smith, Julia, and O'Brien, respectively. They are 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.
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