PHOTO ARCHIVE: Looking Back at the Original Angels in America

News   PHOTO ARCHIVE: Looking Back at the Original Angels in America As the Signature Theatre Company presents the first New York City revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Playbill.com takes a moment to look back at the original Broadway production. The groundbreaking epic played at the Walter Kerr Theatre 1993-1994.

Signature's revival, directed by Michael Greif, began Sept. 14 with part one, Millennium Approaches, and premieres part two, Perestroika, Sept. 16. The company recently announced a second extension for the production, to Feb. 20, 2011.

The original New York production of Millennium Approaches opened May 4, 1993, with Perestroika opening Nov. 23 of the same year. Director George C. Wolfe's cast included Kathleen Chalfant, David Marshall Grant, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Leibman, Joe Mantello, Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Spinella and Jeffrey Wright.

Here is a look at that original staging, which took home a number of Tony Awards including consecutive Best Play prizes in 1993 and 1994:

The two parts of Signature's Angels in America play in repertory Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. For the full performance calendar, to purchase tickets or for more information, visit signaturetheatre.org/angels or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

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