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By Andrew Gans
23 May 2012

Ron Leibman in Angels in America


"It was the first show I saw when I moved to New York, and it was still in previews so the buzz had started but it was still possible to get a standing-room ticket. In the first scene I remember thinking, 'This guy is over the top—no way can he sustain my interest.' He hadn't been absent from the stage more than five minutes before I began to feel an eagerness for his next appearance. When he finished his scene with his doctor (Kathleen Chalfant) and the house lights went up for intermission, I looked down at my hands, which were gripping the rail in front of me. My knuckles were white. It was thrilling, thrilling theatre."

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