Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

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For those of us who can’t cross the globe to catch the London revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the National Theatre plans to broadcast its production to cinemas worldwide this summer.

Starring Andrew Garfield (Spiderman), Nathan Lane (Birdcage), and Russell Tovey (HBO’s Looking), the play offers an unsettling look back on the conservative Raegan era, when the lives of gay men were being ravaged by the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Revived in celebration of its 25th anniversary, the play opened to rave reviews back in May.

Clocking in at just under 8 hours, the production is divided into two parts and will broadcast live at 7 p.m. on two consecutive Thursdays. The first part, Millenium Aproaches, will shown on July
20 and the second part, Perestroika, will play on July 27.
$22, 7 p.m. Thurs., July 20 and Thurs., July 27, Santikos Bijou (4522 Fredericksburg Road); Embassy 14 (13707 Embassy Row); Santikos Rialto (2938 NE Loop 410) fathomevents.com

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