Though Angels In America wasn't supposed to close until March 30 at Toronto's Canadian Stage, the theatre has already extended the engagement to June 29, due to what managing director Martin Bragg termed, "an incredible demand for tickets." More than 36,000 people have seen the Toronto production of Tony Kushner's epic, two-part, "gay fantasia on national themes". In order to keep the run going, cast changes have been made as of Jan. 22:
Taking over for Patricia Hamilton (who goes into London's Three Tall Women) as Hannah is Anne Anglin. Kevin Bundy will replace Kevin Bundy as Joseph Pitt. (Bundy moves to The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Alexandra Theatre). The new Roy Cohn, Richard Newman, will replace Tom Wood; and David Haydn-Jones will serve as the cast's main understudy (replacing Geoffrey Pounsett). Artistic director Bob Baker, who has staged this production, called the new actors "very fine" and said they'd be "an exciting and solid addition to the Angels company."
Canadian Stage Company, on Berkeley Street in Toronto, is the only theatre company in Canada to stage both "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika" in repertory. For tickets (C$28-$45) and information on Angels In America, call (416) 368-3110.