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Review Roundup: Tony Kushner Adapts THE VISIT at The National Theatre

The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre. Based on the play by Friedrich Drrenmatt adapted by Tony Kushner, original English version by Maurice Valency. Read the reviews [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Review Roundups, Maurice Valency, Friedrich Drrenmatt


Review Roundup: Tony Kushner Adapts THE VISIT at The National Theatre

The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre. Based on the play by Friedrich Drrenmatt adapted by Tony Kushner, original English version by Maurice Valency. Read the reviews [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Review Roundups, Maurice Valency, Friedrich Drrenmatt


Arnaud Desplechin: 'Theatre is for the bourgeois. Film is the art of rascals!'

The revered film director vowed never to touch theatre. So why is he staging the great Aids epic Angels in America? Apparently, it’s all a misunderstandingArnaud Desplechin looks surprisingly calm as he excuses himself to listen to a voicemail from the Comédie-Française’s technical team. France is one week into a general strike over pension reform and the country’s premier theatre company has followed suit, resulting in cancelled performances and rehearsals. “We take it day by day,” says Desplec...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, Angels, Theatre, America, World news, Culture, Paris, Stage, Arnaud Desplechin, Tony Kushner, Strindberg, Desplechin


BWW Review: Donja R. Love's Absurdist Drama one in two Demands Attention For Black Gay Male HIV+ Realities

When you consider that the two best-known plays by American authors dealing with the AIDS epidemic, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART and Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, are both decades old and set in the 1980s, it's no wonder if playgoers tend to think of the crisis as something of the past which is now primarily under control. Even Matthew Lopez's current, THE INHERITANCE, though set in the 21st Century, focuses on the loss of gay men of that preceding generation. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, America, Matthew Lopez, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Michael Dale


Exit Lines: Broadway Has Issues

From the blockbuster album by Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill is bookended by scenes at Christmas, but you’re unlikely to be of good cheer as the story unfolds. Hyper-controlling Mary Jane Healy (Elizabeth Stanley) is writing her annual year-end newsletter from her Connecticut abode, willfully oblivious that her nuclear family is set to explode. Despondent over their sexless marriage husband Steve (Sean Allan Krill) busies himself with work and online porn. Son Nick (Derek Klena) is going t...
Tags: Music, London, Angels, Theatre, America, Harvard, Connecticut, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Vanessa Redgrave, Young Adult, Inheritance, NICK, Patten, Popdose, Exit Lines


How Three Great Actresses In Their 90s Keep Their New York Stage Careers Going

Okay, Lois Smith is only 89 — and she’s currently on Broadway in The Inheritance. Estelle Parsons, 92, is at the Public in Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day. Vinie Burrows is 95 and begins an Off-Broadway play next month — and, as a Black actor, has spent much of her long career creating her own opportunities. Laura Collins-Hughes meets the three of them for tea and talk about staying in regular work at their ages. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Tony Kushner, Lois Smith, Laura Collins Hughes, 12.18.19, Inheritance Estelle Parsons


Review Roundup: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at the Public - What Did the Critics Think?

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, is now playing at the Public. Let's see what the critics are saying... [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Oskar Eustis, Review Roundups, Public Theater Artistic


Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

Get a peek inside rehearsal for A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. Performances begin on Tuesday, October 29 and run through Sunday, December 15, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Oskar Eustis, BWW News Desk, Public Theater Artistic


‘Angels’ In East Texas: How Tony Kushner’s Play Tore Apart, And Then Changed, A Small Southern Town

In 1999, a small college in Kilgore, TX — in an area where, at the time, gay men were routinely beaten and sometimes murdered — staged Angels in America, angry protests from local fundamentalists led to a showdown that attracted national media attention. Wes Ferguson, who edited the college paper at the time and whose sensationalist headline on a preview story ignited the fury, recounts how it went down and talks to some of the key participants about how they, and the town, were changed by the ...
Tags: Art, Texas, Angels, Theatre, America, Tony Kushner, Kilgore TX, 10.14.19, Small Southern Town, Wes Ferguson


Tony Kushner And Heidi Schreck Talk About ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’

TK: “I’ve always been a little skeptical of the notion that there’s something sort of shamanistic or medicinal or restorative about theater in a kind of mysterious way, but I really felt that [the play] was that. And every time I went back, I left feeling more hope about the survival of our democracy.” New York magazine theater critic Sara Holdren does a Q&A with the two playwrights about Schreck’s hit, which Kushner has seen three times (so far). – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Tony Kushner, Kushner, Schreck, Heidi Schreck, Sara Holdren, 03.05.19


Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump‘I hate watching my plays,” Tony Kushner says. “They’re all so long and they take for ever and the only one that’s not true of is Caroline. It’s two hours with intermission and I could listen to that music for ever.”Caroline is Caroline, Or Change, Kushner’s only musical. Written wit...
Tags: Politics, London, Musicals, Film, Race, Theatre, America, World news, US news, Culture, Britain, US politics, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Manhattan, West End


Andrew Garfield And Stephen Spinella Trade Emails On Playing Prior Walter In 'Angels In America'

"Andrew Garfield, a Tony Award nominee for playing the defiant Prior Walter in the Broadway revival of Angels in America, was 9 years old in 1993, when Stephen Spinella won the first of his two Tonys in the role. As it happens, Mr. Spinella is again tackling the furious, fantastical poetry of Tony Kushner's two-part, […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Broadway, Andrew Garfield, Walter, Tony Kushner, Spinella, Stephen Spinella, 05.31.18, Playing Prior Walter In Angels


Theater News: Tony Kushner to Be Honored at TDF 50th Anniversary Gala

In addition, James Lapine will be presented with the inaugural TDF Founders Award.
Tags: Theatre, James Lapine, TDF, Tony Kushner


Top AJBlogs From The Weekend Of 04.01.18

Sultanof Arrangements, Part 2 Today, Rifftides offers the second installment of scholar, teacher and historian Jeff Sultanof’s essay on pleasures and challenges in the craft of correcting arrangements.  Exploring Buried Treasure in Plain Sight, Part 2 ...  read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-03-31 Jeff Sultanof On The Archeology Of Arrangements Rifftides is delighted that Jeff Sultanof has agreed to contribute another piece. A distinguished expert on arrangers and arranging, Mr. Sult...
Tags: Art, Angels, America, Broadway, Ajblogs, Louis, Tony Kushner, Steve Gadd, Jeff Sultanof, 04.01.18, Ron Leibman, Roy Cohn Joe Mantello


A Conversation With Playwright Tony Kushner About 'Angels In America' - And Surviving Trump

As "Angels" gets major revivals on both coasts (and "Caroline, or Change" transfers to the West End in London), Kushner says he's tried to get his most famous work out of his head - but he just keeps taking notes on productions, and then revising, or maybe creating a new project ... about Angels. "I'm […]
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, America, West End, Trump, Caroline, Tony Kushner, Kushner, 03.30.18


Video Flash: For Angels in America Playwright Tony Kushner, Fourth Time's a Charm (Maybe)

Why the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright decided to rewrite part of his masterpiece again.
Tags: Angels, Theatre, America, Tony Kushner


Photo Flash: The Great Work Arrives as Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield Open Angels in America

Tony Kushner's drama returns to Broadway.
Tags: Theatre, America, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Tony Kushner, Open Angels


Photo Flash: Lupita Nyong'o, Billy Eichner, and More Attend Angels in America Opening

Tony Kushner's drama returns to Broadway.
Tags: Theatre, America, Billy Eichner, Lupita Nyong, Tony Kushner, More Attend Angels


Opening Night: The Great Work Begins as Angels in America Opens on Broadway

Tony Kushner's seminal drama stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.
Tags: Theatre, America, Broadway, Nathan Lane, Tony Kushner, Great Work Begins as Angels


How Director Marianne Elliott Wrestled With 'Angels In America' (And Tony Kushner)

As the UK National Theatre's revival of the epic opens on Broadway, Michael Schulman talks to its director - known to US audiences for War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time about the challenges and joys of staging the play and bringing to the States (and, yes, of dealing with […]
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, US, America, States, Tony Kushner, Marianne Elliott, 03.26.18, Broadway Michael Schulman


Interviews: Amanda Lawrence and Beth Malone Put the "Angels" in Angels in America

Tony Kushner's drama returns to Broadway, but don't expect Lawrence and Malone to crash through the ceiling.
Tags: Theatre, America, Broadway, Lawrence, Malone, Tony Kushner, Beth Malone, Amanda Lawrence, Angels in Angels


Photo Flash: Angels in America Gala Hosted by American Associates of the National Theatre

Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, the stars of Tony Kushner's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, hosted the event.
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Garfield, Tony, Nathan Lane, Tony Kushner, American Associates


Theater News: American Associates of the National Theatre to Host Angels in America Gala

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and more star in Marianne Elliott's new production of Tony Kushner's two-part drama.
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Marianne Elliott, Andrew Garfield Nathan Lane, American Associates, Host Angels, America Gala


Theater News: Angels in America Launches Lottery and Announces Rush Policy

The latest revival of Tony Kushner's two-part masterpiece begins Broadway performances this Friday.
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony Kushner, America Launches Lottery


Angels In Charlotte: How A North Carolina Theater Fought, Won, And Lost A Culture War Over Tony Kushner's Play

Another excerpt from the Dan Kois-Isaac Butler oral history The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of 'Angels in America': here, "actors, administrators, and journalists tell the story of one such theater that went to court to fight a local government that wanted to shut the play down - and won." (Until, that is, the […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, North Carolina, Charlotte, Tony Kushner, Ascent of Angels, 02.13.18, Dan Kois Isaac Butler


Roy Cohn And 'Angels In America' - More Oral History

In another excerpt from Isaac Butler's and Dan Kois's The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of 'Angels in America', Tony Kushner and various directors and actors who have worked on the show over the decades talk about the play's most repugnant, most compelling character - in real life as in the script.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Tony Kushner, Isaac Butler, Dan Kois, Roy Cohn, 02.07.18, Ascent of Angels


Film News: Casting Call Issued for Steven Spielberg-Directed West Side Story Remake

Tony Kushner will write the screenplay for this new version.
Tags: Theatre, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner


Photo Flash: Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, and Cast of Angels in America Begin Rehearsals

Marianne Elliott directs Tony Kushner's drama, playing at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Tags: Theatre, Tony Kushner, Marianne Elliott, Nathan Lane Andrew Garfield, Cast of Angels in America Begin Rehearsals


Angels In America's Original Prior Walter Will Now Play Roy Cohn

Stephen Spinella originated the role of the young AIDS patient at the center of Tony Kushner's drama in its 1991 world premiere, and he won back-to-back Tony Awards for it in 1993 and '94. This spring, in a revival at Berkeley Repertory Theater in California, Spinella will play the part farthest from Prior's type (and, […]
Tags: Art, California, Theatre, America, Tony Kushner, Spinella, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Stephen Spinella, 01.04.18, Walter Will Now Play Roy Cohn


Theater News: Original Cast Member Stephen Spinella to Play Roy Cohn Angels in America

Tony Kushner's two-part drama will be helmed by original codirector Tony Taccone at Berkeley Rep.
Tags: Theatre, America, Tony Kushner, Tony Taccone, Roy Cohn Angels, Stephen Spinella



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