by Tom Coppola
The recent London production of Angels in America is coming to Broadway with the majority of the cast intact. We saw it when it was broadcast live in movie theaters across the US this summer and it's a total A+.
5 Reasons to Get Tickets Now
1. The stunning cast. Led by Tony Award® winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award® and Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield, every member of the ensemble cast gives mind blowing performance playing multiple roles. It’s a master class in acting at its finest. And when Andrew Garfield wins a Tony next year, you’ll be glad we told you to get tickets!
2. It’s strikingly timely for 2017. Tony Kushner’s epic play takes place in mid-80’s New York City, and covers lots of subjects—from Reaganism and immigration, to climate change and AIDS. It’s amazing that 25 years after the original Broadway production that the play still remains topical, shows us how far we’ve come, and how much work we still have left to do.
A trailer for the London production.
3. This is the first ever Broadway revival. We are big fans of first ever revivals! After winning the Tony® for its Broadway premiere in 1993, Angels in America returned in 2003 as an award winning HBO movie starring Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, and an equally well received off-Broadway revival in 2010; but its return to Broadway is loooong overdue. We couldn’t ask for a better production to finally put an end to our waiting. Hallelujah!
4. Marianne Elliott is directing it. You may not know her name first off, but she’s a two-time Tony Award® winner (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) whose brilliant and sensitive guidance of this story will move you to laughter and tears. All the feels. All. Night. Long!
Photos: Helen Maybanks
5. The National Theatre in London produced it. This critically acclaimed production travels across the pond, co-producing with Broadway mega-producer Jordan Roth. The National has transferred other multi-award winning powerhouse productions in recent years—The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and War Horse, notice a theme here?—proving they’re a theatrical force to be reckoned with.
Starts February 23.
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