Angels in America (Broadway)
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Angels in America (Broadway)
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Angels in America (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

92%
(859 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
1%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious

About the Show

National Theatre's acclaimed revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork comes to Broadway starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield. Winner of six 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Play Revival of a Play.

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105 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Epic, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if old review, but by far best bway experience- amazing book with a moving, phenomenal performance by leads and supporting actors

Don't see it if you didn't get the chance, was amazing, memorable theatre

123 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Beautiful, Heartbreaking, Emotional, Absorbing

See it if You want to have a 2-day experience like no other

Don't see it if you have trauma with the aids crisis or have a hard time with death and disease.

54 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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

95 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Great writing, Epic, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

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.

124 Reviews | 173 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Dizzying

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.

97 Reviews | 63 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Profound

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.

55 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful, Perfection

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

58 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Dizzying, Intense, Masterful, Riveting, Profound

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.

Critic Reviews (63)

The New York Times
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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Time Out New York
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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Deadline
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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New York Daily News
March 25th, 2018

"The most electrifying production you’re apt to ever see of the author’s masterwork...The scope and richness of the two-part saga remain as impressive as ever...Direction by Elliott amplifies the play’s powers and wrings out every drop of emotion. Slashes of neon, rotating set pieces, and a seamless restlessness give the staging its own striking distinction...The cast is uniformly very effective...The desire for 'more life' remains constant. Just like the power of this sprawling play."
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Variety
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 25th, 2018

"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."
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