Angels in America



Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House. The play's two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world's oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others - all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, Angels in America is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change. The two parts perform in repertory. For full schedule, click here.

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Jonathan Hadary to Join Signature's Angels in America; Production Extends Through April 24 - Feb 22, 2011

Keira Keeley, Sofia Jean Gomez to Join Billy Porter, Michael Urie, et al. in Off-Broadway Angels in America - Jan 5, 2011

Michael Urie and Adam Driver to Join Signature's Angels in America Revival; Show Extends Through March 27 - Nov 30, 2010

PHOTO FLASH: Tony Kushner, Mike Nichols, Edward Norton, Zachary Quinto, et al. Attend 20th Annual Signature Theatre Gala - Nov 9, 2010

PHOTO FLASH: Carla Gugino, Edward Norton, Sandra Oh, et al. Attend Angels in America Opening - Oct 29, 2010

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