Angels in America cast on the play’s timely return to Broadway https://t.co/sCWOaUzt58— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 23, 2018
- Angels in America, the epic, two-part play written by Tony Kushner in response to the Reagan administration's handling of the AIDS crisis, has returned to Broadway.
- This production transferred from a sold-out run on the West End, and stars Andrew Garfield, Lee Pace, James McArdle, Denise Gough, and Nathan Lane.
- The cast discusses how they are enjoying performing the play in New York, because the audience is more attuned to the humor and knows the play better overall.
- Andrew Garfield finds a sense of purpose in his role, which he thinks is rare as a performer: "It feels like we’re on a march every night for seven-and-a-half hours. So even though it’s very costly for us and for an audience, I think it’s one of those things that’s very worthwhile to do because I think if we weren’t doing this we would be struggling to find something that was as meaningful to do as performers."
- James McArdle on transferring from the West End: "We had to bring it here because we’d been asked to, and who were we as a British company to say, “No, you’re not having your play back.” We wanted to bring it here because it belongs here, now, at this time."
- Lee Pace, on joining the cast for the New York run: "...one of the great things about theater is we’ll be doing this for a bunch more months and I hope to keep discovering things about the play and this world on the last night that we’re performing it. I think that’s one of the opportunities of theater."
Experiencing full-on Angels in America withdrawal, just FYI. I NEED 8 MORE HOURS!!! pic.twitter.com/M81C47VtxV— Sam Maher (@iambrooklynsam) March 23, 2018
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Very excited to see this play for the first time next month. What's the most meaningful live performance you've experienced?