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
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Avg Score

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Intense

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

Also Intertwined with genuine emotion without playing down the intended mes... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to see a masterpiece! I thought 8 hours would feel terribly long - it didn't. The topics are so relevant today! AMAZING direction

Don't see it if You don't like the topic of AIDS and gay culture or you can't sit though something of this length

92
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Relevant

See it if Fantastic acting. Great drama that is as fresh today as it was 25 years ago. Interested in the beginning of the AIDS crisis and Roy Cohen

Don't see it if Only interested in fluff and musicals,

Also We saw both parts in 1 day. I would recommend seeing it in 2 days. My ... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Great staging, Exquisite, Epic, Must see

See it if you love the great art form. Acting is fantastic and the production is simply incredible. This production is going to win some serious Tony

Don't see it if you don't think you can sit through 8 hours of theatre. it is a real commitment

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You love dark, resonant dramas featuring revelatory performances and timeless stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like long, epic plays about dark and emotional subjects. You are homophobic.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a long, slow, melodramatic play that people are raving about.

Don't see it if You want something with depth. You want to see a well made production. You want to see good acting.

Also Also Nathan Lane is a wonderful actor, but in this show he is miscast ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, A masterpiece

See it if You want to see a brilliant drama that is very timely.

Don't see it if You hate long plays even though this production flies by .

95
Astonishing, Exquisite, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if you want to see one of the seminal plays of our lifetime; the 7.5 hours flew by. This was one of the best pieces of theater I've ever seen.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this--it was incredible. I wasn't bored for a moment, even when things get pretty bananas. Just excellent.

Also I was girding myself for a full day of a depressing many hours of thea... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting, Epic

See it if you want to see a moving, profound and absorbing masterpiece performed by brilliant actors with artful staging.

Don't see it if you don’t have eight hours to dedicate to a show or want light entertainment.

Also Everything about this production is top notch. The staging is breathta... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to experience a true classic wonderfully done in every aspect!

Don't see it if If one is disturbed by political and homosexual themes.

93
Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if Have see this play part 1 three times in past this excellent production and Garfield superb

Don't see it if Aside from Garfield the other actors very good but not compared to the broadway production

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing, Overrated

See it if you have never seen it--it's the one indisputably great American play from the latter part of the 20th century

Don't see it if you saw the original and have it indelibly printed on your brain

Also It was a great experience and wonderful to see it again, but as good a... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if This era-defining, broad-canvas '80s piece benefits from a mercifully non-hammy Lane and a versatile Garfield in a stunning production.

Don't see it if WAY too long with several non-essential or meandering scenes. Fantasy set pieces are well-executed but they detract from the emotional core.

Also Try to see both parts on the same day. It's grueling but more rewardin... Read more Read less

96
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Nathan Lane and up for seeing an epic 10-hour​ play.

Don't see it if If seeing a play literally all day is too much for you.

70
Indulgent, Absorbing, Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if like me, you haven't seen this play before and want an insight into the AIDS epidemic of the 80's

Don't see it if you want a flawless production, one without stereotypes, or if the subject/time commitment puts you off (it is a lot)

Also Part 1 was far stronger than part 2, which for me didn't seem to know ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if Monolithic play of injustice upon minorities will play with your cognitive distortions of America. See it for the acting, not the production

Don't see it if 8 hours of political/social diatribes & caterwauling scenes will wear you out. Even with a discount, don't see it all in one day. Too Much!

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing, Epic, Intelligent

See it if you've never had a chance to see this epic play or want to see a transformative Nathan Lane performance.

Don't see it if you're expecting uniform great performances or a reimagining of this classic epic.

73
Progressive, relentless, funny, serious, moving, messy, angry, part vaudeville, part greek tragedy

See it if you want to see a play epic in its scope and its examination and critique of America and its politics past and present.

Don't see it if you are a Republican or a Morman, and certainly not if you are both.

Also The decibel level was sky high. The music between scenes was rock-conc... Read more Read less

85
Epic, Indulgent, Masterful, Intelligent, Didn't buy lane as cohn

See it if You didn't get a chance to see the original 28 years ago. You enjoy melodrama (score pushes this) I recommend seeing Pts 1 & 2 in one day.

Don't see it if You remember Ron Liebman's Roy Cohn which was far superior to Lane who seems more Archie Bunker than evil scourge. You find play overrated.

75
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy epic American drama, albeit slightly dated with a sense of humor and horror

Don't see it if you enjoy fluffy (and who doesn't enjoy occasional fluff).

Also It was striking on how the character of Roy Cohn is the prototype for ... Read more Read less

92
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see one of the more important works of all time. You want to see a show with riveting performances especially by Garfield

Don't see it if You can't sit through very long shows. This was almost 8 hours between the 2 parts. Although it really was worth it

Also I was nervous going in because I tend to shy away from plays that are ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like thought provoking theatre. This piece is powerful and makes you feel all the emotions. Very relevant in today's world.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to topics like AIDS, LGBTQA....

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if its on your list of shows to see, I enjoyed the way the Angel is protrayed. FYI: as of now I've only seen Part 1.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with topics dealing with gay, AIDs, & religion. Also it’s a long performance so be prepare. Part 1, Act 1 was very slow

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Funny & sad

See it if you want to see an excellent production of a masterpiece about the gay community in the eighties and the AIDS epidemic.

Don't see it if you don’t want a gay themed show, an often sad show, or don’t have eight hours to spend in a theater.

Also The play is incredibly profound with well drawn characters, expertly m... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see

See it if You’re a fan of anyone in the cast this will not disappoint. Andrew Garfield is beyond incredible. I have a new found respect for him.

Don't see it if If you can’t sit for long periods of time. Two parts each part over three hours long.

Also I am a huge fan of Nathan Lane and he did not disappoint as he never d... Read more Read less


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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