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Some Home Thoughts about Angels from Abroad Paul Levy on Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the National Theatre in London. ... read more AJBlog: Plain English Published 2017-05-18 That Feast of St. Roch? It’s A Milestone in Contemporary Art Tipped off by none other than Philippe de Montebello, who read my review of Eyewitness Views: Making History […]

Some Home Thoughts about Angels from Abroad

Among the dramatis personae in Tony Kushner’s two-play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes are a couple of non-fictional characters, Roy Cohn and Ethel Rosenberg. Cohn (1927-1986) was one of the most morally reprehensible characters in American history. I am old enough to remember him as chief counsel to Joe McCarthy’s Senate […]

Books of The Times: Digging to the Roots of Maurice Sendak’s Vision

In “There’s a Mystery There,” Jonathan Cott — with help from the playwright Tony Kushner, psychoanalysts and art historians — examines the influences and ideas in Sendak’s children’s books.

‘Angels in America’ a Career High for Andrew Garfield: REVIEW

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As the first half of the U.K. National Theatre’s new production of Angels in America, playwright Tony Kushner’s two-part theatrical epic, draws to a close, Andrew Garfield’s AIDS patient Prior Walter has a fever dream in which an angel comes to him w… Read The post ‘Angels in America’ a Career High for Andrew Garfield: REVIEW appeared first on Towleroad.

'Angels in America' Review: Andrew Garfield Leads Strong Cast in the British National Theatre's Revival

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Outstanding performances give life to the strikingly sparse re-staging of Tony Kushner's epic two-parter.

The Dark Trump Truths In ‘Angels in America’

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

‘Angels in America,’ Tony Kushner’s AIDS-themed epic, is on stage again in London where it first played in 1993. It feels more relevant than ever.

Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield in a frightfully relevant 'Angels in America'

We are so ready for this. Director Marianne Elliott's production of the two-part Tony Kushner epic "Angels in America" at the National Theatre's Lyttelton is one of the year's most anticipated London theater openings — not least because of its starry cast — and it doesn't disappoint. But this also...

How Taking Flight in London Helped ‘Angels in America’ Soar

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

As Tony Kushner’s masterwork reopens at the National Theater, creators of the first British production recall the intensity of working in a small space.

Russell Tovey, Andrew Garfield to Star in National Theatre Live Broadcast of Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America’

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The UK’s National Theatre has announced plans to broadcast a live performance of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America on July 20th. The production cast includes Russell Tovey (The Pass, Looking), Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge),...Show More Summary

'Angels In America' To Return To The Bay Area Next Season At Berkeley Rep

It's the first time playwright Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning two-part epic has had a major production in the Bay Area in over 20 years, after it was first commissioned and premiered in San Francisco in 1991. [ more › ]

Salman Rushdie + Claudia Rankine on Creating Art in Times of Political Unrest

'In the first of an ongoing series of panel discussions called “Public Forum: A Well-Ordered Nation,” David Remnick speaks with Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, and Claudia Rankine about activism and art, writing political fiction, and finding humor in times of societal unease.' -- +The New Yorker

Protecting Culture in Donald Trump’s America: Claudia Rankine + Salman Rushdie

'In the first of an ongoing series of panel discussions called “Public Forum: A Well-Ordered Nation,” David Remnick speaks with Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, and Claudia Rankine about being guardians of culture in a new political era.' -- +The New Yorker

Tony Blair denies he wants to be Trump's Middle East envoy

Spokeswoman for former British PM rubbishes reports after third meeting with US president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner Tony Blair has denied a report that he is pitching to be Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy. Blair, who served as special...Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Nothing for Artists to Do When it Comes to the End of the World

3 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_81703" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Emma Thompson in Tony Kushner's "Angels in America"[/caption] Last night, the New Yorker hosted a panel discussion moderated by editor-in-chief David Remnick and panelists playwright Tony Kushner, poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine and author Salman Rushdie. Show More Summary

Local Favorites Soar In 'Caroline, or Change' At Round House

Set in racially charged 1963, Tony Kushner's 2006 play about a struggling African-American family brings down the house. [ more › ]

Kellyanne Conway's 'Late Night' Interview Went Exactly As You'd Expect It To

4 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

"It's no fun picking on you Louis; you're so guilty, it's like throwing darts at a glob of jello, there's no satisfying hits, just quivering, the darts just blop in and vanish." ? Tony Kushner, Angels in America You'll...

Name That Actor!

5 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Do you want to try to guess who this actor is before I give the answer? Then stop reading now. In 2004, there was a miniseries called Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. Several of the characters were supernatural in origin, and a handful of actors played multiple roles. Show More Summary

The Great Work Begins

Late in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Belize tells Louis, “You come with me to room 1013 over at the hospital, I’ll show you America. Terminal, crazy… Continue reading ?

Tony Blair's Office Rebuffs Donald Trump Advisor Role Claims As 'Nonsense'

Tony Blair’s office has dismissed speculation he is seeking a role advising U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as “nonsense” after he met with a key ally of the populist election winner. Blair dined with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a trusted confidant of the president-elect, in New York City this week. Show More Summary

‘He Wanted The Moon’: Rubicon Joins Cross Creek & Plan B For Brad Pitt Passion Project

EXCLUSIVE: Rubicon Entertainment has entered into a development deal with Cross Creek Pictures for He Wanted The Moon, the film being penned by Tony Kushner. The period drama is a co-production between Brad Pitt's Plan B and Cross Creek. Show More Summary

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