Review: An “Angels in America” That Soars on the Breath of Life

Sometimes, just when you need it most, a play courses into your system like a transfusion of new blood. You feel freshly awakened to the infinite possibilities not only of theater but also of the teeming world beyond.


Forget ‘important.’ “Angels in America” is brilliantly entertaining.

Please give yourself a pat for deciding to return to — or visit for the first time — Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the essential dramatic event of 1993.

And 2018.


“Angels in America” returns to Broadway, timely and triumphant: EW review

A quarter-century after Angels’ Broadway debut, the New York homecoming of Tony Kushner’s eight indelible characters feels like a class reunion, or something akin to a comet’s return — but decidedly more fabulous.


Nathan Lane Dances With the Octopus

In Angels in America, the definitive musical-comedy star is playing the darkest character imaginable. He’s never been sunnier.


Tony Kushner, at Peace? Not Exactly. But Close.

In characteristic fashion, Tony Kushner is doing too many things at once these days, and he’s late with a lot of them.


Why Andrew Garfield Says “Angels in America” Is the ‘Privilege of His Life’

The Tony and Oscar nominee shares why the intense demands of the two-part epic are well worth the effort.


Lee Pace on Broadway’s ‘Massive’ Epic “Angels in America”

Tony Kushner has said he doesn’t want Donald Trump to come see the new Broadway revival of Angels in America. But Lee Pace? He wouldn’t mind.


Denise Gough finally breaks through

Irish actress Denise Gough tells Kurt Andersen about her lean years before landing her two big breakout roles in London — both of which came to New York.


Lee Pace, Not Your Regular Joe

Lee Pace, whose previous theatre credits include The Normal Heart on Broadway and Small Tragedy by Craig Lucas Off-Broadway, plays Joe Pitt, a gay Mormon Republican lawyer, in the revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America on Broadway.


The Wingmen (and Women) of “Angels in America”

When Tony Kushner’s Angels in America opened on Broadway, in 1993, the part of the Angel was played by an athletic Ellen McLaughlin, who, suspended from a pair of twin guy wires, flew twenty feet above the stage.


Nathan Lane on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Nathan Lane is starring in the seven-hour play Angels in America as the attorney who helped shape Donald Trump into Donald Trump.


Andrew Garfield on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Andrew Garfield talks about the transformative and inspirational nature of his two-part Broadway play, Angels in America.


Andrew Garfield on Stage Fright, Spirituality & His Role in Broadway’s “Angels in America”

For an actor, Prior Walter might be one of the most daunting characters ever written. He’s the consummately tormented, AIDS-afflicted gay man at the center of Angels in America, a 1980s-set, two-part, seven-plus-hour play that covers political, spiritual, sexual, medical, and metaphysical ground while swirling around the plights of its lead.


Inside Broadway’s Big Bet, Led by Andrew Garfield With Renewed Relevance

Andrew Garfield sits in the break room of a Brooklyn rehearsal complex extolling the virtues of a quilt. “That quilt is maybe my favorite piece of art,” he says of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.


“Angels in America” Makes Its Triumphant Return to Broadway

Every once in a great while comes along a piece of American-born theater, large of scope and ambition, that is both a genuine work of art and a commercial blockbuster—something that not only taps into the Zeitgeist but reveals and defines it, illuminating who we are as a country and a people.


Nathan Lane on Humanizing a Complicated Villain in “Angels in America”

Wry Tony-winner Nathan Lane goes dark as the vindictive, closeted power broker Roy Cohn in the up-coming Broadway revival of Angels In America, the defining epic of the AIDS crisis. It opens March 25 and also stars Andrew Garfield.


ESTA Best Actor winner Andrew Garfield on ambition and learning how to live

Andrew Garfield found himself crying three times during the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The most awkward moment came just before he won the Best Actor award for his performance as Prior Walter in Tony Kushner’s AIDS-era state-of-the-cosmos drama, Angels In America.


Denise Gough: From feral brilliance in ‘People, Places & Things’ to a Broadway debut in “Angels in America”

At the start of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things, which concludes its triumphant run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn on Sunday, Emma, an actress with a serious substance abuse problem, is flailing about in Chekhov’s The Seagull. She’s practically teetering as she delivers Nina’s famous speech, “I’m a seagull. No, that’s not right. I’m an actress.”


Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Revival of “Angels in America,” Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield

Tickets to the forthcoming Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels In America, co-starring two-time Tony Award® winner Nathan Lane and Oscar® nominee Andrew Garfield, go on sale to the general public October 30 at 10 AM ET via


What Oskar Eustis Has Learned From 30 Years of Friendship With Tony Kushner

“Tony Kushner and I have now shared 30 years together. It’s half my life that Tony’s been my best friend. We talk about everything. We have to make a rule to not talk about Scott Rudin too much. But we talk about theater all the time and we talk about politics all the time. Tony is one of the great talkers of the Western world.”


Lee Pace Will Play Joe Pitt in Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield’s “Angels in America”

The Broadway-bound London production of Angels In America has found its new American Joe Pitt. Lee Pace, best known for The Hobbit, “Pushing Daisies,” and “Halt and Catch Fire” (which you should go watch), will play the closeted Mormon character, replacing Looking’s Russell Tovey, who played the role in at the National Theatre London. The production of the landmark Tony Kushner drama stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield and is directed by Marianne Elliott.


“Angels In America” Is Returning to Broadway With Nathan Lane

Angels In America, Tony Kushner’s sweeping masterwork, will be revived at the Neil Simon Theatre next spring, a quarter century after its winged title character first hovered over a Broadway stage.


★★★★★“The show’s a start-to-finish sensation. The performances and the plays absolutely fly.”

Daily Telegraph (Full Review)

★★★★★“Marianne Elliott directs this courageous revival of Tony Kushner’s classic with immense rigor, underpinned by piercingly authentic performances. A true theatrical epic.”

Evening Standard (Full Review)

★★★★★“A blistering production. The entire cast are superb.”

Whats on stage (Full Review)