September 3, 2009
Angels in America Revived in New York in 2010
New York’s Signature Theater Company will stage the first New York revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America as part of its 2010-11 season dedicated to the playwright’s work, The New York Times reports. The Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning two-part play—set in the early days of AIDS in the mid-1980s—was among the first Broadway shows to portray those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It closed on Broadway in 1994.
According to the article, Michael Greif (Next to Normal, Rent) will direct the two-part production, which is expected to open late in 2010 and run for about four months. Both parts of Angels, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” will run in repertory. On certain performance days, both halves will be presented back to back.
“Among other things, the play is a rumination on how we confront change, the challenge of change, and our choices around the themes of changes—both the courageous choices we make and the less so,” said artistic director James Houghton. “It’s an incredibly relevant piece of writing for the America that we’re living in today.”
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