Thirty years after its Broadway premiere, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches will receive an iconic re-imagining under the direction of the brilliant János Szász here at Arena Stage. On Tuesday, February 21, the cast and creative team came together for the first time to present their vision for the show and begin their great work.
The excitement was palpable at First Rehearsal! Arena staff, trustees, and donors entered the Fichandler to a panoramic view of the cast and creative team of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches. Costume and set design renderings were on display and the audience leaned in to hear more about what’s to come.
Now in its 30th year, this American epic has continued to touch as well as educate audiences around the world. It has been over 40 years since the start of the AIDS epidemic that has claimed more than 40.1 million souls, yet the play is still as relevant as ever.
Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Angels in America shares the lives of Louis and Prior, and Harper and Joe, two couples whose relationships are on the rocks. With a story so impactful full of characters who are all battling a war of their own, this production is sure to be filled with many surprises and the creative team had a lot to say: