(Gordon Cox’s article appeared in Variety, 2/2.)

The hit London stage adaptation of “1984,” the George Orwell novel that has suddenly become a bestseller in the age of Trump, will come to Broadway this summer in a production backed by “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” producer Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin.

The show is co-adapted and directed by Robert Icke, one of London’s busiest theater directors, who recently helmed the National Theater’s production of David Hare’s “The Red Barn” starring Mark Strong and Hope Davis. Created by Icke and Duncan Macmillian, “1984” proved a hit in the U.K. in 2014.

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