A new British stage adaptation of George Orwell's chilling dystopic novel 1984 is coming to an America where issues of "newspeak" and surveillance are quite relevant.

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George Orwell Orwell's 1984 explores a society in which facts are distorted and suppressed in a cloud of 'newspeak.' First published in 1949, the book has recently returned to the top of the bestseller lists. (The Associated Press)

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin said Thursday that the play will open in June at the Hudson Theatre.

Nominated for an Olivier Award, it was created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. No casting was revealed.

First published in 1949, Orwell's classic tale of a society run by Big Brother in which facts are distorted and suppressed in a cloud of "newspeak" has topped the Amazon.com bestseller lists.

The renewed interest comes on the heels of the Trump administration's unfounded allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him last fall and an adviser coining the phrase "alternative facts."

The creative team for 1984 includes Chloe Lamford (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Design), Tom Gibbons (Sound Design) and Tim Reid (Video Design).