Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is as powerful today as it was when it premiered in 1991 during the Reagan era. London's National Theatre first performed the production in 1992 and just recently restaged the play with Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott at the helm. In this production Nathan Lane portrays the horribly misguided Roy Cohn and Andrew Garfield has the part of Prior Walter, who transforms from being the elegant man about town to a patient suffering from the ravages of AIDS. The cameras were rolling, and we can see this two-parter on the big screen when Fathom Events presents Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and, a week later, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.
7 p.m. July 20 and July 27. Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX, 7600 Katy Freeway. Price varies by location, visit fathomevents.com for list of participating venues. $25.98.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter alongside a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One will be captured live and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 20.
Tony Kushner’s multi award-winning two-part play,