What Do Critics Think of A Clockwork Orange Off-Broadway?

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The new adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ ultraviolent dystopian novel opened September 25.

The latest iteration of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange bowed Off-Broadway at New World Stages September 25.

The ultra-violent story inspired a 1965 film by Andy Warhol (titled Vinyl) and the more popular, albeit controversial 1971 film by Stanley Kubrick. A stage play came about in 1987, and a musical version premiered in 1988 in Germany, although a better-known musical version popped up in London at the Barbican in 1990. Since then, many more have produced adaptations of the seminal work.

Now, a new stage play—with a writing credit to Burgess himself—has been adapted once more.

Directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, the cast features Jonno Davies, Jordan Bondurant, Jimmy Brooks, Matt Doyle, Sean Patrick Higgins, Brian Lee Huynh, Misha Osherovich, Ashley Robinson, Timothy Sekk, and Aleksander Varadian.

The production features lighting design by James Baggaley, sound design by Emma Wilk, costume coordination by Jennifer A. Jacob, and original music by Glenn Gregory and Berenice Scott. The show is presented by Glynis Henderson Productions, Martian Entertainment, Matthew Gregory for ABA U.K. and Ty R. Ashford.

Read reviews below:

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

Entertainment Weekly (Dana Schwartz)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Verdict