As previously speculated, the National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America will cross the pond for a Broadway engagement. The two-part epic, directed by Marianne Elliott, will play the Neil Simon Theatre—currently the home of Cats.
Performances will begin February 23, 2018, for an 18-week run. Opening night is set for March 21. The two parts—Millennium Approaches and Perestroika—will play in rep.
The full London company —with the exception of Russell Tovey—will reprise their performances in New York. Returning are Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, Tony winner Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, James McArdle as Louis Ironson, Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize, Amanda Lawrence as the Angel, and Denise Gough—soon to reprise her Olivier-winning performance in People, Places, and Things at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn—as Harper Pitt.
This marks the first Broadway production of Angels in America since its 1993 premiere, though an Off-Broadway revival played the Signature Theatre in 2010. Péter Eötvös’ opera adaptation also played New York City Opera earlier this year.
Elliott’s staging began performance May 4 at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre, where it played through August 19. The production was broadcast in movie theatres in July. NT America Director Tim L:evy and Jujamcyn President Jordan Roth co-produce the transfer.
First Look at Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America
The new Angels features set design by Ian MacNeil, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography and movement by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound design by Ian Dickinson, puppetry design by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, illusions by Chris Fisher, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, and fight direction by Kate Waters.