Those who missed the acclaimed and sold-out revival of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane at the U.K.’s National Theatre will have another shot.
Two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott’s new staging will play a limited 18-week run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre beginning on February 23, 2018, with an official opening on March 21.
The two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” opened earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization’s history.
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Garfield and Lane will be joined by fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
The show will be produced by National Theatre director Tim Levy, Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth and Elliott & Harper, the new production company set up by Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper.
This is the first Broadway revival for Kushner’s seminal and epic show that tackles Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s.
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When it first premiered, “Angels in America” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
HBO’s 2003 screen adaptation won both the Emmy and the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries.