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Beth Malone and more complete the cast of Angels in America on Broadway
Tony Award nominee Malone joins Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield in the Broadway transfer of the hit London production.
Complete casting has now been confirmed for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's epic drama Angels in America, which will play a strictly limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, previews begin on February 23, 2018, before an official opening on March 25, with the limited run closing on July 1, 2018.
Tony Award nominee Beth Malone will assume the role of 'The Angel' for select performances throughout the run. London original cast member Amanda Lawrence will play the role of 'The Angel' at the remainder of the performances. Ms. Malone earned a Tony Award nomination in 2015 for her performance as Alison Bechdel in Fun Home. She made her Broadway debut in Ring of Fire in 2006. She joins fellow previously announced principal cast members two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (as Roy Cohn), Oscar and Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield (as Prior Walter), Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace (as Joe Pitt), Olivier Award winner Denise Gough (as Harper Pitt), James McArdle(as Louis Ironson), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (as Belize), and Susan Brown (as Hannah Pitt).
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.
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."
The creative team behind Angels in America features music by Adrian Sutton, scenic design by Tony winner Ian MacNeil, costume design by Tony nominee Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Tony winner Paule Constable, sound design by Tony 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 for performances from February 23 through to July 1, 2018.
(Nathan Lane / Andrew Garfield photos by Helen Maybanks)