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

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

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Intense, Must see

See it if you want to see one of the greatest plays in the American canon done well. Andrew Garfield deserves a tony for his breathtaking performance!

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with strong language and/or mature themes.

93
Great acting, Epic, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if you want to experience a master work of American theater that could not be more relevant. Superb cast, fantastic staging and direction.

Don't see it if you can't commit to the near 8-hour running time for both parts.

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

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see a brilliant drama and a uniformly superb cast, including Nathan Lane in the role he was born to play.

Don't see it if You can’t sit still this long. But it will be your loss.

85
Long but great stagecraft

See it if you like an old play that is still topical & interesting stagecradt

Don't see it if you don't like LONG

Also you can see one without the other, but I'm glad I did both, definite n... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to witness an amazing production, great acting and experience a truly amazing evening of theater.

Don't see it if you don't want to experience theater at its best.

94
Intelligent, Great writing, Profound, Great acting, Epic

See it if You like theater on a grand scale that challenges the mind and the heart. A fine revival of one of the great American plays.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays that challenge your intellect. This is not light entertainment.

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.

80
Ambitious, Confusing, Spectacular, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if Truly an experience like no other for better or worse. A dazzling spectacle backed up with acting that’s incredibly explosive and passionate

Don't see it if Multiple viewings or actual copy of the script would be needed to decipher the underlying message of each scene.

Also I really wanted to love this play and let this become my new favorite ... Read more Read less

96
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if A must see, Tony award winning, beautiful production from the National Theatre. Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane are exceptional. A true epic

Don't see it if You struggle with long shows, multiple parts, adult subject matter.

95
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of Kushner and already love the play itself. Also, if you love spectacular acting.

Don't see it if The themes discussed (the troubles in our nation surrounding health, politics, equality, happiness, etc) are too much for you for a play.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Witty

See it if plays with compelling characters, reflecting the mores of the early 1990s, mixing humor with pathos, and masterfully written appeal to you.

Don't see it if you are put off by gay characters or very long plays.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing, Profound

See it if you love the actors, LGBT+ themes (it's a gay fantasia, friends), discussions of dirty politics and questionable morals

Don't see it if you're not ready to sit through seven hours of this truly incredible work of theatre (absolutely worth it, though)

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Transformative

See it if Great drama expressing the human experience will move you. Once in a great while, something like this comes along. It makes you think & feel

Don't see it if You don't like long shows (7 1/2 hrs total) or if the topic is too sad, although there's lots of humor. There is profanity & a nude scene

90
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Ambitious, Too long

See it if You want to see a masterful cast performing a modern masterpiece beautifully staged.

Don't see it if You have problems with gay themes and aren't prepared to commit to nearly 7 hours of heavy subject matter.

Also I have always questioned the need for part 2 of this piece. The first ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if It’s an American classic, beautifully directed and acted. And there are laughs! It’s not all grim.

Don't see it if You’re triggered by depiction of AIDS, you’re not ready to commit hours to a show.

Also I saw Falsettos last year and felt that it didn’t hold up well. Angels... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you like intellectually stimulating political pieces about the AIDS crisis in the 80s, dramas about the human condition, fantastical plays

Don't see it if There is no reason to not see this show but be warned there is male full frontal nudity in one scene from an actor in PART 2

Also The ensemble of actors, British and American, are sublime! It is a lon... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to witness exquisite acting from an all star cast. Beautiful story about relationships, hardships and hope. Hurry before it leaves!

Don't see it if go see it!!!!!!

87
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You love the play or Marianne Elliot’s direction. It’s truly a masterful production

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, as the show is nearly 8 hours long, or if you’re banking on a Andrew Garfield. I didn’t care for him

99
Entertaining, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Great story. Great acting. Andrew Garfield is great. If you like plays.

Don't see it if Its 2 parts and 7 hours all together, if you can’t sit that long, not good for you. It’s about aids if you aren’t comfortable with the topic

95
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to think and laugh. Feels surprisingly current, and metaphorical. Stellar performances by Nathan Lane and the rest of cast

Don't see it if You cannot sit through the 2 performances which total over 7 hours

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Intricate, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to see an important play that weaves interesting characters and ideas into an intelligent and moving theatrical event

Don't see it if you would have trouble sitting through some overly long surrealistic/dream scenes; the beauty is in the scenes between real characters

95
Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you enjoy plays on serious, thought-provoking topics but that also incorporate humor. Outstanding performance by the entire cast.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays or can't sit through an almost 8 hours of (incredible) theater

95
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Epic

See it if you've never seen a production of this new classic of American theater. Masterful performances, and a thrilling production.

Don't see it if you have little patience for long plays. The time flies by, but 7.5 hours is still 7.5 hours.


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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