By Tony Kushner
HBO motion pictures will current Angels in America, directed by means of Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The amazing forged positive factors Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.
Angels in America is among the so much notable and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were bought in paperback due to the fact their unique booklet in 1993.
Praise for the play:
"Angels in the USA is the broadest, inner most, such a lot looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek
"A mammoth, mind-blowing play . . . provocative, witty and deeply frightening . . . a looking out and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The manhattan Times
"Something infrequent, risky and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard
"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and enormously shrewdpermanent . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize someone captivated by way of the start now not wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday
"An significantly extraordinary paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete capability can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker
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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner