Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, Halt and Catch Fire) will take on the role of Joe Pitt in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Directed by Marianne Elliott, the National Theatre production will run at the Neil Simon Theatre beginning February 23. Opening night is set for March 21.
Onstage, Pace has been seen in The Normal Heart, Golden Age, Small Tragedy, and Guardians. His screen appearances also include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit trilogy, Infamous, A Single Man, Lincoln, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Elliott's Broadway mounting of the two-part drama will star original London cast members Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, Denise Gough as Harper Pitt, James McArdale as Louis Ironson, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize, Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt, and Amanda Lawrence as the Angel. Russell Tovey, who played Joe Pitt, will not take part in the New York production due to scheduling conflicts.
The design team includes Ian MacNeil (scenic design), Nicky Gillibrand (costume design), Paule Constable (lighting design), Adrian Sutton (music), Ian Dickinson (sound design), Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell (puppetry designers), Finn Caldwell (puppetry director and movement), Robby Graham (movement), and Chris Fisher (illusions).
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