Why See Angels In America?
A play in two parts
Angels In America takes part in two separate parts. You can watch the whole play in a number of ways. Bear in mind that the play is quite long, with Part One running circa three and a half hours, and Part Two over four hours long.
Watch in ONE day
See Part One and Part Two on the same day - most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 13.00 and 19.00.
Watch over TWO days: CONSECUTIVE
Watch both parts over two consecutive days, namely Part One on a Thursday and Part Two the very next night (Friday), both at 19.00.
Watch over TWO days: DELAYED
Watch both parts over two consecutive days, namely Part One on a Sunday at 14.00 and then Part Two the following Sunday again at 14.00.
VIP: For all above options, your purchased ticket includes both parts
A gay fantasia on national themes
After a successful run at London's National Theatre, this blistering revival of Tony Kushner's two part saga detailing the early days of the AIDS crisis has announced a forthcoming Broadway engagement. Last seen in New York in off-Broadway in 2010, this new production marks the first major Great White Way revival of the play since it's memorable 1993 debut.
The cast, led by Spider-man's Andrew Garfield as central character Prior Walter, Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, and Denise Gogh (soon to be seen in People, Places and Things), will also make the jump across the pond with the production, an ensemble highly praised in London for their excellent performances.
With both parts combined clocking in at an epic eight hours, this Pulitzer Prize winner meditates on many themes and intersecting stories. Layered and symbolic, it's as much an examination of the AIDS epidemic as it is a chilling look at living in Regan's America. Love, loss, grief and loneliness meld with religious metaphor and perhaps the most complex notion of all, politics.
What is it about?
At its heart Angels in America is about Prior Walter's struggle with AIDs, but it's also the tale of four other people in his life as they navigate the highs and lows of self-realization, from battling with self hate and closeted homosexuality to finding a strength you never thought you had.
As Prior's illness develops he begins to have heavenly visions where angels seek him out as a prophet. Meanwhile, his ex-lover Louis struggles with his guilt over leaving him at his most vulnerable, whilst carrying on a relationship with Joe, a closeted Mormon Republican who's own inner turmoil has made his wife Harper mad.
Previews from: 23 February 2018
Opening night: 21 March 2018
And before you stop reading
Part One: Millennium Approaches is three hours and 30 minutes long, with two 15-minute intervals. Part Two: Perestroika is four hours and 15 minutes with two 15-minute intervals.
Cast and Creative
Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter
Denise Gough as Harper Pitt
Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn
Lee Pace as Joe Pitt
Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt
James McArdle as Louis Ironson
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize
Amanda Lawrence as the Angel
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Scenic design by Ian MacNeil
Costume design by Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting design by Paule Constable
Music by Adrian Sutton
Sound design by Ian Dickinson
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