A stage version of the dystopian novel, 1984 by George Orwell, is coming to Broadway later this year.
The novel’s sales have dramatically surged over the last week in light of US President Donald Trump’s recent decisions.
After the dystopian novel, 1984 by George Orwell, has been hitting the US bestseller list in recent weeks, it is now reportedly coming to Broadway later this year.
The Spike in the Novel’s Popularity
The George Orwell book was published in 1949 and has been selling ever since, with almost 30 million copies.
However, the book’s sales have dramatically been increasing recently, especially in light of the US President Donald Trump’s recent actions.
They have specifically peaked after Trump’s administration made the allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him during the election, and an adviser coined the term “alternative facts.”
The last time the novel’s sales spiked was in 2013, after Edward Snowden’s revelations of the government’s ability to spy on its citizens.
The novel is about a “negative utopia” of a society that’s tyrannically run by privileged elite, a group called “The Party,” which is led by a figure called “Big Brother.”
It tells the story of a government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as a “thought crime.”
A famous quote from the novel is: “In a world of universal deceipt, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
The Broadway Show
The Olivier Award-nominated stage adaptation will be coming to Broadway in June 2017 in the Hudson Theatre in New York. Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin will produce the play.
It was initially created for the Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre in London before it was “transferred” to the West. The US cast for the Broadway show have not yet been revealed.