Olivia Wilde to make her Broadway debut in ‘1984’

By Hayley Bradbrook

Olivia Wilde is making the leap from screen to stage! The 33-year-old actress is set to make her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 in May. The New York City native will star alongside Tony nominee Tom Sturridge and Tony winner Reed Barry.

The House star stated in a recent tweet how grateful and excited she was to perform in the play. “Deeply honoured, and beyond excited to help tell this terrifyingly relevant story on Broadway this summer. Come check it out,” the star exclaimed on the social media platform on Monday (Apr. 3).

One person who is guaranteed to be in the audience is Olivia’s long-time fiancé Jason Sudeikis. The couple have been together since 2011 and have two children together, Otis, 2, and five-month-old Daisy.

For those that might be unfamiliar with the novel, George’s classic book tells the story of Winston, an ordinary man who lives in a world where people are controlled by the party leader known as Big Brother. The narrative follows Winston in his attempt to rebel against the party.

Olivia joins other stars like Emma Stone who have made the jump to Broadway.

Olivia is not the first actress to dip her toes in the world of theatre. Many stars such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Mark Ruffalo, and Glenn Close have all performed on the Great White Way.

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