See it if you're looking for incredible acting and a moving, thought-provoking play
Don't see it if you don't want to see a darker show about the AIDS crisis
See it if you want a truly transformative experience. One of the best things I've ever seen. The acting was superb. Everything about it was divine.
Don't see it if you're not ready for nearly 7 hours of theater or to deal with dark themes in humorous ways.
See it if you want to see one of the true theatrical masterpieces of our time come to life in a first-rate production.
Don't see it if you can't sit through nearly eight hours of theater.
See it if you want to be blown away by amazing theater.
Don't see it if you hate powerful pieces of art that fulfill the soul and challenge you.
See it if You want to see a play that keeps you in the palm of its hand from start to finish, and long after you leave the theater.
Don't see it if You cant afford it? That’s the only excuse I’ll accept for missing this one. It’s everything a play should be and more. Read more
See it if you enjoy engaging, life-changing theatre. Truly the best stage performance I have ever seen.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy unconventional story-telling. There are certainly realistic scenes, but there are fantastical, other-worldly ones as well.
See it if A must see. Not to be missed. Absorbing and still so relevant. Theater at it’s best. Incredible writing using humor intertwined with intensi
Don't see it if You are sensitive to intense issues, personal or political, that effect us directly or indirectly on a daily basis. Homophobic or racist Read more
See it if You enjoy epic pieces of theatre with profound subject matter
Don't see it if You can't sit for the entire performance. It is quite long if you see the entire play in one day like I did, but it is quite enjoyable. Read more
"A flat-out fabulous revival...with a top-flight cast led by Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in career-high performances...The inhabitants of 'Angels' are as glowingly individual as illuminated fingerprints. I found it impossible not to identify or even fall a little in love with all of them...The play’s second half still lacks the focus of its first part...But the characters remain so palpably there, in the writing and the performance, that attention never flags."
"A production of magnificent tenderness and sinew...Every moment is so rich, so rewarding, so engrossing that it flies by in a rush. It is hard to do justice to the multitudes that 'Angels' contains: its synthesis of the intellectual and the lyrical, the comic and the tragic, the intimate and the epic, the engaged and the transcendent. This is a play that breaks and fills your heart; it inspires you as it takes your breath away...Does 'Angels' in America still speak to us now? Yes, it does."
"Couldn’t feel more vivid, more eloquently enraged, funnier, or more full of life...Elliott’s shadowy, shifting production is proof that Kushner’s play is that rarest and most thrilling of creations: a piece of theater that’s immediate and immortal...The ensemble is a muscular and immensely moving one...The brilliance of 'Angels' lies not only in its remarkably drawn characters, or its interwoven storylines, or its richness of ideas, but in Kushner’s ability to suffuse all these things with humor."
"In a superlative production like this one, directed with laser-like acuity by Marianne Elliott, it's the prescience of the writing that truly astonishes — no less than the harrowing beauty, the wildly imaginative flights and the acerbic humor of the drama, or the riveting work of a magnificent ensemble...What remains amazing is how much of this sprawling yet cohesive tapestry Kushner got so right...There are design masterstrokes that take your breath away."
"As relevant as ever, in part because it wrestles with timeless questions of good and evil, faith and loyalty, and what connects us to one another. In fact, in its near-total realization of some of modern theater’s greatest ambitions, it still towers over almost any stage event in its wake...Elliott...brings out the text’s dreamier aspects, blurring an unreal reality...This renewed reminder that the world will spin forward also through these troubled times feels especially welcome."
"Elliott’s production approaches Kushner’s overflowing dramatic riches by balancing the realistic style of the early domestic scenes with the fantastic surrealism of the later dream sequences...In introducing his substantial cast of characters, Kushner humanizes the tragedy of their lot with flashes of spiky New York (i.e., gay) humor...We’re entangled in Kushner’s expanding themes, amazingly prescient for their own time and still of critical importance to ours."
"Roy Cohn is played by Nathan Lane, and his presence is its most distinctive element...Elliott’s cast, Lane and Garfield excepted, too often has trouble getting out in front of the hectic visual action...Watching this production, it’s easy to forget that 'Angels' is a conceptually big play that calls for an unexpectedly small cast...'Angels' works best in the theater, and if you’ve never seen it there, this revival, imperfect though it is, will show you much of what you’ve been missing."
"As rich a theatrical experience as when Kushner won the Pulitzer back in ’93...The up-is-down mendacity of Roy Cohn’s right-wing school of power-broking literally eulogized in 'Angels' has proven more tenacious than even Kushner’s all-seeing seraphim might have imagined...This revival pulses with Kushner’s explosive imagination and a cast that comes thrillingly close to the emotional power of the original cast...Chief among them being Lane."