Nathan Lane in Talks for London Angels in America

News   Nathan Lane Reportedly in Talks for London Revival of Angels in America The Tony winner would play lawyer Roy Cohn.
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Tony winner Nathan Lane, who will return to Broadway later this season in a revival of The Front Page, is currently in negotiations to play the role of lawyer Roy Cohn in London's National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner's award-winning Angels in America, according to an unsourced report from the Daily Mail.

Marianne Elliott will direct the two-part epic. The first part of the drama, Millennium Approaches, is scheduled to begin previews April 20, 2017. Opening for Millennium and the second part of the saga, Perestroika, is scheduled for May 5.

The company will also feature Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey as Joe Pitt and Denise Gough as Harper Pitt.

Kushner's stage works, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika— directed by George C. Wolfe — won the Best Play Tony Awards in 1993 and 1994, respectively. The first half also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The plays were later adapted as an HBO miniseries, which was directed by Mike Nichols. Angels in America interweaves the stories of a gay couple split apart by AIDS; a Mormon couple separated by their secret fantasies; and a legendary lawyer fading into history.

Lane previously appeared in the West End in his Tony-winning role in Mel Brooks' The Producers.

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