ANGELS IN AMERICA- NEIL SIMON THEATRE- BROADWAY WITH ANDREW GARFIELD AND NATHAN LANE- MARCH 2017- AUGUST 2017- 11 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS -WINNER BEST PLAY REVIVAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
The revival will star Nathan Lane, the acclaimed stage actor (“The Producers”), as the anti-Communist lawyer Roy Cohn, as well asAndrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) as Prior Walter, a gay man with AIDS, and Denise Gough (“People, Places and Things”) as Harper Pitt, a Mormon woman with a fondness for Valium.
But the real star is the two-play drama itself, a staggeringly ambitious look at identity, illness and Americanness, set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis and the Reagan administration. The plays, with the subtitle “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” are among the most important American theater works of the 20th Century; the first play, “Millennium Approaches,” won a Pulitzer Prize, and both (the second is called “Perestroika”) won Tony Awards for best new play.
The revival, directed by Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), was created by the National Theater in London, and was staged there earlier this year. It is scheduled to begin previews on Broadway Feb. 23 and to open March 21; the New York run http://angelsbroadway.com/