Archive for February 2017

Orwell on Broadway?

poster_1984_lrgToday, I read that George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is coming to Broadway.

Man, just think of the musical possibilities:

  • Come for the angst of Winston Smith journaling while singing “The Minitrue Blues” and “Won’t Someone Please Send My Ex-Wife to the Memory Hole?”
  • Stay for Winston and Julia’s heartfelt duet “Who Says We Can’t Discuss Goldstein’s ‘The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism’ While Carrying on an Illicit Affair in an Antique Shop?”
  • No one will remain seated for the rousing ensemble number “Two Minutes Hate”
  • You’ll alternately weep and heave during the ending Winston numbers “Heading to Room 101,” “Do It to Julia! Please!” and the finale “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Big Brother”