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Angels in America

Angels in AmericaAngels in America — which tackles the onset of AIDS in the Reagan era, journeys from Antarctica to Brooklyn to heaven, and pinballs...Angels in AmericaAngels in America — which tackles the onset of AIDS in the Reagan era, journeys from Antarctica to Brooklyn to heaven, and pinballs...2010-10-28
Angels in America, Christian Borle, ... | ANGELS IN AMERICA Zachary Quinto and Christian Borle

ANGELS IN AMERICA Zachary Quinto and Christian Borle (Joan Marcus)

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Angels in America

Starring: Christian Borle, Zoe Kazan, Zachary Quinto, Frank Wood; Director: Michael Greif; Author: Tony Kushner; Opening Date: 10/28/2010; Status: In Season

Angels in America — which tackles the onset of AIDS in the Reagan era, journeys from Antarctica to Brooklyn to heaven, and pinballs between fantasy and reality — is too epic to be confined to a single play. Yet Tony Kushner’s Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (which earned a Pulitzer in 1993, back-to-back Best Play Tony awards, and virtual canonization) are being revived in, improbably enough, Off Broadway’s 160-seat Signature Theatre. (Kushner is married to EW columnist Mark Harris.) Remarkably, Angels loses none of its grandeur in director Michael Greif’s revival. And the seven-hour production’s quieter moments — the dream/hallucinations of Valium addict Harper (Zoe Kazan) and quipping-in-the-face-of-death Prior (Christian Borle, who could afford to dial it down a notch); the electric first kisses between married Mormon attorney Joe (Bill Heck) and incurable narcissist Louis (Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, in a stunning New York stage debut); Ethel Rosenberg’s ghost (Robin Bartlett) saying Kaddish for Roy Cohn (Frank Wood) — shimmer with newfound intimacy and unspeakable beauty. A-

(Tickets: SignatureTheatre.org or 212-244-7529)

Originally posted October 28 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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