Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

In Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls.

Play title:  Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Author (s):  Tony Kushner

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Publication Date: 1992

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Medicine

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 5 Men, 3 Women

Roy M. Cohn/ Prior 2 , Joseph Porter Pitt/Prior 1/The Eskimo  , Harper Amaty Pitt/ Martin Heller, Louis Ironson, Prior Walter/The Man in the Park , Hannah Porter Pitt/ Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz/Henry/ Ethel Rosenberg, Belize/Mr. Lies , The Angel/The Voice/ Emily/Sister Ella Chapter/ The Woman in the South Bronx

Setting: New York City

Time Period: 1980s

Synopsis of Play: In Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel. http://www.playbill.com/production/angels-in-america-millennium-approaches-neil-simon-theatre-2017-2018

First Performance Date: May, 1990

First Producer: Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Performance History: Millennium Approaches was first performed in a workshop production presented by Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, May 1990. It was directed by Oskar Eustis. Sets were designed by Mark Wendlend, costumes by Lydia Tanji, lights by Casey Cowan and Brian Gale, and music by Nathan Birnbaum. The World Premiere of Millennium Approaches was presented by The Eureka Theatre Company, May 1991. It was directed by David Esbjornson. Sets were designed by Tom Kamm, costumes by Sandra Woodall, and lights by Jack Carpenter and Jim Cave. The play opened in London, January, 1992, in a production at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, directed by Declan Donellan, designed by Nick Ormerod, with music by Paddy Cuneen and lights by Mick Hughes.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/25/theater/angels-in-america-review-nathan-lane-andrew-garfield.html

https://variety.com/2018/legit/reviews/angels-in-america-review-andrew-garfield-broadway-1202735842/

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/may/05/angels-in-america-review-andrew-garfield-nathan-lane-tony-kushner

http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/tv/reviews/n_9578/

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/03/angels-in-america-revival-broadway-review

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-What-Did-the-Critics-Think-of-ANGELS-IN-AMERICA-on-Broadway-20180325

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/angelsamerica1NYC-rev

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-angels-in-america-berkeley-review-20180530-story.html

http://www.curtainup.com/angelsinamericabway18.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/forget-important-angels-in-america-is-brilliantly-entertaining/2018/03/25/b6e5c34c-2e04-11e8-911f-ca7f68bff0fc_story.html?utm_term=.c0b1b40c9949

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/broadway/sc-ent-angels-broadway-review-0326-story.html

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

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