Nathan Lane has been confirmed to join the previously announced Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey in a new production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at London's National Theatre in May 2017, as previously tipped here.
Also newly announced are Susan Brown, James McArdle and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. The production will be directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, co-director of War Horse).
Lane has previously appeared in the West End, reprising his Tony-winning performance as Max Bialystock in The Producers and adding an Olivier Award to his mantelpiece as a result. He has also won a Tony Award for his Broadway appearance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He was most recently seen on Broadway in It's Only A Play.
Brown has previously appeared at the National Theatre in Elliott's productions of Husbands & Sons and Harper Regan, as well as The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Playing With Fire, Henry IV Parts One and Two and Cardiff East (all for the National Theatre). She was seen in New York in the Donmar Warehouse production of Julius Caesar at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse.
McArdle will soon be seen in the title role of Platonov (transferring to the National Theatre from Chichester Festival Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award), and was previously seen as James I in National Theatre Scotland's production of The James Plays that transferred to the National.
Stewart-Jarrett is best known for his roles as Curtis Donovan in Misfits (E4) and as Ian in Utopia (Channel 4). Theatre credits include The History Boys (tour and West End) and Wig Out (Royal Court).
Further casting and booking dates will be announced later this year.
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