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About Angels in America - Off Broadway

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Angles in America will receive its first New York revival in dedication to Tony Kushner by The Signature Theater Company. This work won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. The production will be directed by Michael Greif ( Next to Normal, Rent )and will open late in 2010.

Two plays make up this production - Milennium Approaches and Perestroika, and the theater plans to hold some performance days where the plays, each three and a half hours, will be presented back to back.

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, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 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.


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