On July 27 Perestroika, the second part of the current London production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Angels in America, is broadcast live to cinemas across the U.S. Part One, Millennium Approaches, was broadcast last week, on July 20.
Running time for this second broadcast is approximately four hours and 20 minutes according to a tweet from the National Theatre.
The production of Tony Kushner's two-part saga officially opened May 4 in the National’s Lyttelton Theatre with a cast headed by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Russell Tovey, and Denise Gough. Completing the company are Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Claire Lambert, Amanda Lawrence, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Stan West, and Lewis Wilkins.
Kushner’s epic historical drama captures the lives of the HIV-positive Prior, his lover Louis, closeted gay Mormon Joe, his Valium-addicted wife Harper, his mother from Utah Hannah, notorious lawyer Roy Cohn, and his nurse Belize. Through a period of death and tumultuous change, these characters discover, confront, and seduce each other, and are joined by the Angel, a terrifying and beautiful herald of the apocalypse.