It is scheduled to begin previews on Broadway Feb. 23 and to open March 21 2018, Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway
Angels in America
Neil Simon Theatre
First Preview 23, Feb 2018
Opening Night 21, Mar 2018
Andrew Garfield – Prior Walter
Nathan Lane – Roy Cohn
Susan Brown – Broadway debut – Hannah Pitt
Denise Gough – Broadway debut – Harper Pitt
Amanda Lawrence – Broadway debut – The Angel
James McArdle – Broadway debut – Louis Ironson
Lee Pace – Joe Pitt
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett – Broadway debut – Belize
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The work won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
The play is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s. Certain major and minor characters are supernatural beings (angels) or deceased persons (ghosts). The play contains multiple roles for several of the actors. Initially and primarily focusing on a gay couple in Manhattan, the play also has several other storylines, some of which occasionally intersect.
The two parts of the play are separately presentable and entitled Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, respectively. The play has been made into a television miniseries, and an opera by Peter Eötvös.