Soundtrack for Kushner's Angels in America HBO Film Released Dec. 2 | Playbill

News Soundtrack for Kushner's Angels in America HBO Film Released Dec. 2
Nonesuch Records will release music featured in the HBO Films screen adaptation of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Dec. 2. The soundtrack features the music of composer Thomas Newman.
Cover art for the
Cover art for the "Angels in America" CD.

The album also includes three existing tracks performed by Duke Ellington, George Lewis and His Ragtime Band and Zella Jackson-Price.

The "Angels in America" star-studded cast features Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, original Broadway star Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow. Streep, Thompson, Wright and Kirk perform multiple roles.

Kushner's stage works, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika won the Best Play Tony Awards in 1993 and 1994, respectively. The first half of the theatrical epic which centered on AIDS, religion, family, sexuality, spirituality and politics, was also won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Newman has composed the scores for such films as "American Beauty," "The Player," "Road to Perdition," "Little Women," "The Shawshank Redemption" and most recently "Finding Nemo." The composer has worked with HBO in the past as he won a Emmy Award for his title theme for the drama "Six Feet Under."

For more information on the "Angels in America" soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch website at Millennium Approaches — which is divided into three chapters "Bad News," "In Vitro" and "The Messenger" — will debut on HBO Dec. 7 at 8 PM (ET). Perestroika — also segmented into "Stop Moving," "Beyond Nelly" and "Heaven, I'm in Heaven" — will first air Dec. 14 at 8 PM (ET.)

Subsequent airings for individual chapters are as follows: (all times ET - check your local listings)

Chapter 1 "Bad News" - Dec. 8 (8 PM), Dec. 11 (10 PM) and Dec. 22 (11 PM)
Chapter 2 "In Vitro" - Dec. 9 (8 PM), Dec. 12 (10 PM) and Dec. 22 (12:10 AM)
Chapter 3 "The Messenger" - Dec. 10 (8 PM), Dec. 13 (10 PM) and Dec. 23 (11 PM)
Chapter 4 "Stop Moving," - Dec. 15 (8 PM), Dec. 18 (10 PM) and Dec. 29 (11 PM)
Chapter 5 "Beyond Nelly" - Dec. 16 (8 PM), Dec. 19 (10 PM) and Dec. 29 (midnight)
Chapter 6 "Heaven, I'm in Heaven" - Dec. 17 (8 PM), Dec. 20 (10 PM) and Dec. 30 (11 PM)

Further airings (on various HBO networks) are available by visiting

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