Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen Will Star in Angels in America at Berkeley Repertory Theater

Regional News   Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen Will Star in Angels in America at Berkeley Repertory Theater
 
Spinella, who earned consecutive Tony Awards for his performance as Prior Walter in the two-part drama, will now take on the role of Roy Cohn.
Stephen Spinella and Bob The Drag Queen aka Christopher Caldwell
Stephen Spinella and Bob The Drag Queen aka Christopher Caldwell

Angels in America Tony winner Stephen Spinella will return to Tony Kushner’s two-part drama, this time taking on the role of Roy Cohn at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Performances will run April 17 through July 22, with both parts (Millennium Approaches and Perestroika) playing in repertory.

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Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone, currently celebrating his 20th anniversary season, will direct.

The cast will also include Caldwell Tidicue, known more commonly as RuPaul’s Drag Race season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen, as Belize, marking his first major stage production outside his drag career.

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Spinella made his Broadway debut in 1993 as Prior, winning a Tony that year for Millennium Approaches and another in 2014 for Perestroika.

Rounding out the company are Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) as Prior, Danny Binstock (Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s) as Joe Pitt, Randy Danson (Venus Off-Broadway) as the Angel, Benjamin T. Ismail as Louis Ironson, Bethany Jillard as Harper Pitt, and Carmen Roman as Hannah.

The California production will run shortly after the Broadway transfer of the recent National Theatre revival opens at the Neil Simon Theatre with a cast that includes Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, Lee Pace, and Denise Gough.

Taccone's staging will feature set design by Takeshi Kata, costumes by Montana Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schriever, projections by Alexander V. Nichols, and sound design by Bray Poor.

Spinella also starred in another Kushner work Off-Broadway: the Public Theater's 2011 production of The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures.

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