PHOTO CALL: Michael Urie, Adam Driver, Keira Keeley and Sofia Jean Gomez in Angels in America

News   PHOTO CALL: Michael Urie, Adam Driver, Keira Keeley and Sofia Jean Gomez in Angels in America Michael Urie, Adam Driver, Keira Keeley, Sofia Jean Gomez and Lynne McCollough recently joined the cast of Signature Theatre Company's Angels in America.

Keeley (2010 Theatre World Award winner for Roundabout’s The Glass Menagerie) replaced Zoe Kazan in the role of Harper Pitt, Gomez (Arabian Nights, Creature) replaced Robin Weigert as The Angel, Urie replaced Christian Borle as Prior Walter, Driver replaced Zachary Quinto as Louis Ironson and McCollough replaced Robin Bartlett as Hannah Pitt. Original cast members Bill Heck, Billy Porter and Frank Wood continue in their roles.

 

Directed by Michael Greif, the production was originally slated to run through Dec. 19, 2010, and extended initially through Jan. 30, 2011, and a second time through Feb. 20, 2011, will now play an additional five weeks through March 27, 2011.

Here is a look at the new company members:


 

Here's how Signature characterizes the Pulitzer Prize-winning work: "Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play's two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world's oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others — all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, Angels in America is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change."

Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary season celebrates Tony Kushner.

Tickets for all performances are $85. For the full performance calendar, to purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://signaturetheatre.org/angels or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

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