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Angels in America extends Broadway engagement
The hit Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America extends its limited Broadway run through to July 15, 2018.
Following yesterday's record-breaking 11 Tony Award nominations (making the National Theatre production the most-nominated play in Broadway history), producers of the Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's epic drama Angels in America have announced a 2-week extension. Previews originally began at the Neil Simon Theatre on February 23, 2018, ahead of an official opening on March 25, with the limited run now closing on July 15, 2018 (instead of July).
Synopsis: "A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production from the National Theatre. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980's, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope."
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, the cast of Angels in America includes Oscar & two-time Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield (as Prior Walter), two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (as Roy Cohn), Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace (as Joe Pitt), Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Denise Gough (as Harper Pitt), James McArdle (as Louis Ironson), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (as Belize), Susan Brown (as Hannah Pitt), and Amanda Lawrence and Tony Award nominee Beth Malone (alternating as The Angel).
Rounding out the cast are Patrick Andrews, Glynis Bell, Amy Blackman, Curt James, Rowan Ian Seamus Magee, Mark Nelson, Matty Oaks, Genesis Oliver, Jane Pfitsch, Lee Aaron Rosen, Ron Todorowski, Silvia Vrskova and Lucy York.
The creative team behind Angels in America features music by Adrian Sutton, scenic design by Tony Award winner Ian MacNeil, costume design by Tony Award nominee Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, sound design by Tony Award nominee Ian Dickinson, puppetry design by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, puppetry direction and movement by Finn Caldwell, movement by Robby Graham, and illusions by Chris Fisher.
Angels in America is produced on Broadway by Tim Levy, Jordan Roth and Elliott & Harper.
This new production of Angels in America, once again told in two parts - Part One - Millennium Approaches and Part Two - Perestroika - premiered at London's National Theatre in April 2017 and quickly became the fasting-selling show in the company's history. It originally premiered on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in 1993, winning the Tony Award for "Best Play" and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 2003 television adaptation also won the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for "Best Miniseries." This production will mark the play's first-ever Broadway revival.
Angels in America Tickets are available now.
(Photo by Brinkhoff & Mögenburg)