Already closed | 3h 30m | Midtown W

Angels in America (Broadway)

From 845 member  reviews
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. 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.

3h 30m | Already closed | Neil Simon Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (845)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious
91
Avg Score

During previews
75
Overrated, Slow, Uneven

See it if You don't mind sifting through 9 hours to find maybe 3 of juicy stuff.

Don't see it if Insufferable self-pitying characters. The portrayal of the worst that the AIDS epidemic brought up in people​.

Also The AIDS epidemic brought tons of courage, compassion, and action to a... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Epic, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if It's so depressing but realistic at same time which have deep meaning of each character's conflict.

Don't see it if For two part in one day, the seats are too small. Physical pain after the show.

During previews
84
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate wonderful performances, especially by an amazing Andrew Garfield.. If you are interested exploring past tragic times

Don't see it if You cannot sit through two very long evenings, dislike serious and sad true retelling of our history

During previews
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Epic

See it if You want an intense theater experience

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit for 2 shows — one 3 hrs and 4 hrs.

During previews
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of the play, enjoy edgier theater.

Don't see it if If you like more traditional storytelling

Also I appreciated the play, and felt that its themes are still relevant to... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you have an open mind and want to think.

Don't see it if you're narrow-minded and can't get out of your own way

During previews
98
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if even if you've seen it before, you haven't seen it like this

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing amazing, life-changing theatre

During previews
100
Enthralling, Impressive, Beautiful, Sad, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of high drama, passionate story telling, and stunning production value.

Don't see it if you have a weak stomach.

Also See it for Andrew Garfield alone.

During previews
92
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like very well written characters and text, excellent acting, gay themes, parallels between the 1980s political climate and now.

Don't see it if you don't like long shows, don't have an open mind to fantastical story telling and unrealistic portrayals of thought, time, and place.

During previews
96
Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to see a contemporary play become a classic before your eyes.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

During previews
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Riveting

See it if You love thought-provoking meandering monologues about life, religion, and the meaning of it all.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or prefer light-hearted shows.

Also How can I describe this epic into words? Perhaps I can only describe h... Read more Read less

For a previous production
90
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you enjoy Kushner and writing about AIDS Crisis and can stand 7.5 hours of political theater

Don't see it if you cant afford it. hopefully Bway pricing wont be too insane.

Also Lee Pace is HORRENDOUS. Possibly the weakest link and what ruined this... Read more Read less

For a previous production
90
Great writing, Profound, Resonant, Absorbing, Essential

See it if you've only ever read the play or seen the movie. It's lovely seeing it on stage, as intended. The stagecraft is magnificent. First rate.

Don't see it if you have *really* fond memories of the original Broadway or London shows. This was a great production but I didn't love every performance.

Also UPDATE: I saw Part One (Millennium Approaches) in London during the su... Read more Read less

For a previous production
90
Makes more sense now

See it if you've done your wikipedia research on Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg. I also saw the Bway orig but appreciate it more now knowing more history.

Don't see it if you're homophobic or you don't know who Roy Cohn & Ethel Rosenberg were (find out and then see it).

For a previous production
71
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Dated, Intense

See it if You don’t mind reliving the AIDS epidemic

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy feeling sad

For a previous production
83
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want to learn about the aids crisis in their country in the last century, in nyc.Great play. Lots of death from the disease.

Don't see it if you saw the original as this one is not as good. interesting but sometimes disappointing. good acting.

For a previous production
95
Ambitious, Exquisite, Epic

See it if you're curious about this masterwork

Don't see it if long plays aren't your thing.

For a previous production
90
Great acting, Absorbing, Still topical, Heartbreaking, Thought provoking

See it if You enjoy plays. You like interweaving story lines. You are not intimidated by tough topics such as AIDS and HIV.

Don't see it if You have a problem with LGTBQ productions. You do not like long productions. You do not like interweaving story lines.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Edgy, Exquisite, Still relevant, Ambitious

See it if If you love the text and have waited 20 years for it to return. Saw this same cast in London. So many moments of revelation.

Don't see it if The first cast to do this show 20 years ago was so brilliant. Several of the key performances in this miss the mark that had been set.

For a previous production
90
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see a still relevant play, done in the epic proportions in which it was meant to be, enjoy inventive staging, and great acting

Don't see it if You can't handle nearly 8 hours at the theater.


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...Th...
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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...
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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 movin...
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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 e...
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