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President Trump propels 1984 to Broadway

George Orwell's 1984 is getting the Broadway treatment, The New York Times reports. After the novel sold out online and shot up bestseller lists following President Donald Trump's inauguration, American producer Scott Rudin and British producer Sonia Friedman announced Thursday evening that they will be bringing an adaptation of the dystopian classic to Broadway beginning June 22.

The show has been staged around Britain and has gone on an international tour, prompting the Los Angeles Times' theater critic to describe it as "current and terrifying."