What Do Critics Think of Broadway Revival of Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Broadway Revival of Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield?
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Andrew Garfield Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

The National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning master work Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes officially opened at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre March 25 following previews that began February 23.

Directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse), this new production of Angels in America opened to critical acclaim at the National Theatre last May, where it became the fastest-selling production in the theatre's history.

Beth Malone and Andrew Garfield Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Members of the original London cast, including Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield, reprise their performances for the limited, 18-week Broadway engagement. In addition to Lane as Roy Cohn and Garfield as Prior Walter, the cast of Angels in America features Denise Gough as Harper Pitt, Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace as Joe Pitt, James McArdle as Louis Ironson, Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt, Amanda Lawrence as the Angel, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize.

Critics have begun filing their reviews for the Broadway production; read them below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Allison Adato)

Theatre News Online (David Cote)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

NJ.com (Christopher Kelly)

The New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Vulture (Sarah Holdren)

The Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Angels in America’s two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, run in repertory during the limited engagement. Theatregoers take note: tickets to Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika are sold together.

A limited number of lottery tickets will be made available for both parts (Millennium Approaches and Perestroika) together; the lottery will not be available for individual performances. The combined price for both parts is $74 including facilities fees.


The production marks the first Broadway revival of Angels in America since its 1993 premiere at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The production features set design by Ian MacNeil, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography and movement by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound design by Ian Dickinson, puppetry design by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, illusions by Chris Fisher, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, and fight direction by Kate Waters.

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