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ANGELS IN AMERICA

Angels in America

11 NOMINATIONS

Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night: March 25 2018
Producers:
Tim Levy for NT America, Jordan Roth, Rufus Norris & Lisa Burger for the National Theatre, Elliott & Harper Productions, Kash Bennett for NT Productions, Aged in Wood, The Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group, Jane Bergère, Adam Blanshay Productions, Catwenjam Productions, Jean Doumanian, Gilad-Rogowsky, Gold-Ross Productions, The John Gore Organization, Grove Entertainment, Harris Rubin Productions, Hornos-Moellenberg, Brian & Dayna Lee, Benjamin Lowy, Stephanie P. McClelland, David Mirvish, Mark Pigott, Jon B. Platt, E. Price-LD Ent., Daryl Roth, Catherine Schreiber, Barbara Whitman, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Nederlander Organization, The Shubert Organization
3 AWARDS
11 NOMINATIONS
Best Revival of a Play
WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Costume Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Sound Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play

ABOUT THE SHOW

A quarter-century after stunning the theatre world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time returns to Broadway in a production from London's National Theatre. Tony Kushner's play tackles Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s.

Eligible Performer in a Leading Role: Andrew Garfield

Trivia

  • The play contains at least two characters based on real historical personages. Roy Cohn (1927-1986) was an attorney who was active in Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades in the 1950s; his later clients included Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. Ethel Rosenberg (1915-1953) was a U. S. citizen convicted, along with her husband, Julius Rosenberg, of committing espionage for the Soviet Union. Their subsequent execution was hugely controversial.
  • The play was adapted as an opera by Peter Eötvös, premiering at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2004.

History

The two parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes premiered on Broadway in 1993, six months apart in two different Tony Awards seasons. Millennium Approaches (Part 1) won the 1993 Tony Award as Best Play. Perestroika (Part 2) won the Best Play award the following year. After Perestroika opened, the two parts were performed in rotating rep. In 2003, HBO Films created a miniseries version of the play with Kushner adapting the work for the screen. The current production originated at the National Theatre in London before transferring to Broadway with most of its cast intact.

SCRIPT

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