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. More…
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of 'Part One of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches,' and of 'Part Two, Perestroika' had its world premiere last year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London.
See it if you care about form over content. Staging/acting are uniformly excellent. The script's quality, though, varies wildly from scene to scene.
Don't see it if you're frustrated by indulgent playwrights. AIA eats up 8 hrs of your life. Awkward mixing of reality/fantasy. Hard to see Roy Cohn funny.
See it if Life and death, love and abandonment, sickness and hope, lies and delusions, seeking identity. Creative, powerful acting and staging.
Don't see it if You aren't up for 7+ hours with a long exposition; heavy supernatural elements; some silliness like sex with a scary angel; dated context.
See it if you want a serviceable (by no means definitive) production of an epic (if flawed & overlong) modern masterwork of political theatre.
Don't see it if you want to avoid a shrill Garfield, scenery-chewing Lane, leaden Pace & monotonous Gough in an otherwise potent, effective revival.
See it if Bravura revival of (now proven) timeless masterwork Stunning work from ensemble but Garfield is the revelation Stylish, effective direction
Don't see it if Kushner's drama still proves a bit "chewy" (esp Perestroika) yet stunning in its resonance A moral compass for its time & ours as well
See it if you want a realistic review of the topic with standout performances by most of the cast. Loaded with message, humor and dazzling display.
Don't see it if you are unprepared for a deep and long look at the characters, do not like many changing scenes, do not appreciate dreams and hallucination.
See it if you're a fan of the play or the cast, you are curious about Roy Cohn, the AIDS crisis, gay self-acceptance, Mormonism & self-empowerment
Don't see it if you don't like 2-part 8 hour plays, are uncomfortable with plots about gays or AIDS, you once admired Roy Cohn, don't like surreal elements
See it if you have never seen it before. The excellent performances and creative staging enhances understanding of the themes.
Don't see it if the two performances which are over 8 hours seems like too much of a commitment to a complicated and disturbing artwork.
See it if True commitment of all actors involved set against the breadth of storied headlines that changed us all. Internal epiphany. External crusade
Don't see it if Long evenings divided into two plays. Original angel better. Some grandstand acting and writing in places. If choosing, part one is better.
See it if You want a riveting play about life, the universe & everything that's important w/out being pretentious: serious drama w/well-placed laughs.
Don't see it if Unless you don't want to invest the time in a 2 part, 8 hour play, there's no reason to miss this.
See it if All the actors were incredible. I was amazed by Andrew Garfield's performance. Exciting staging. Surprises!
Don't see it if long- the two parts equal 7 1/2 hours. It kept my interest throughout which is impressive given that length!
See it if You’ve never seen this play before and have always wanted to — especially if you’re a gay man.
Don't see it if You don’t like highly intelligent, talky plays, or if you don’t want to hear about the specific, devastating effects of AIDS.
See it if Wonderful talented cast (no weak link in cast). Nathan Lane is again doing such great work. So many poignant parts especially w male nurse.
Don't see it if Each part could easily lose 30 minutes, especially the monologues that start each part. Parts with angel are rambling and boring.
See it if A beauty of a play that remains relevant after all these years. The ensemble couldn't be better & Garfield is sensational - who knew?
Don't see it if The play is certainly a time commitment but so worthwhile and absorbing. The only reason not to see it is if you dislike gay themed stories
See it if You want to see a masterpiece work in a stunning new production. Potent performances, beautiful lighting, creative set, all add up to magic
Don't see it if Have NO idea what story is about & aren't prepared to listen intently. Gay themes, AIDS, Mormonism, politics, metaphysics, angels all here.
See it if Andrew Garfield seamlessly transforms into Prior Walter, and Nathan Lane is Roy Cohn. Supporting cast recreates the era to a “T”. A MUST!!
Don't see it if You have no interest in a 7 1-2 hr marathon about the AIDS crisis & effect on every life it touched, & its continuing turmoil.
See it if gorgeous and brilliant plays. An incredible cast telling a heartrendingly beautiful story. The stage is well used for an intimate story.
Don't see it if You don't like looooong slow stories, characters with a lot of nuance, and characters that tend to scream vs speak. Regardless worth it.
See it if you've never seen it, want 2 be shown what epic storytelling is, able 2 empathize with characters plights, need reminder what being human is
Don't see it if think 7+ hours of rapt attention is 2 much, find exploration of human motivation uninformative, find left leaning drama & humor frightening
See it if you are a fan of brilliant writing, creative directing, exciting staging, & impeccable acting.This play matters, more than ever.Please go
Don't see it if you want something light or a fun musical.This play makes you think and feel. It changes how you look at things.Set alone is worth the trip
See it if you're into the subjects (incl. moral/political perspectives of a cross-section of gay men in tumultuous times), not just the celebs
Don't see it if you’ve seen it already; want to be moved to tears; dislike plays w/ philosophical & social theories or effeminate gay men as major roles
See it if As relevant today as it was 30 years ago. The performances were magnificent. Garfield was a revelation.
Don't see it if If you are offended by gay culture and gay lives, you might not like it. If so, I’m sad for you.
See it if You want to see what won so many Tonys. I saw the NTLive version of this and it left me cold. The live performance was much better.
Don't see it if You dont like overacting. You dont want a dark stage with boring set design.
See it if you want a show that appeals to both the heart & the mind and also has moments of great humor. The writing, acting & staging are impeccable
Don't see it if you are not willing to spend 7 3/4 hrs at the theater. It really is time well spent.
See it if you want to partake of the year’s best Lead Actor performance. Weeks after seeing this, I still have no idea how Andrew Garfield does it.
Don't see it if you think it will be most convenient to see both parts the same day. I did this & advise you not to. We were *exhausted*; split it up!