Even secular models for a hopeful future parallel Jewish messianic imagination.
After a particularly boring season on Broadway, there are few surprises among this season’s nominees for the Tony Awards.
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The London production of “Hamilton” has earned 13 nominations for the Olivier Awards, the United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Tony Awards.
“Angels in America” will begin Broadway previews on February 23 and open March 21; its New York run is scheduled to last 18 weeks.
The actor said, “I am a gay man right now just without all the physical stuff.”
‘Angels in America” is a play of its time and for ours, too. Tony Kushner’s magnum opus — currently in revival at London’s National Theater, and due in movie theaters here this July — is appropriately apocalyptic, informed by an impression of impending catastrophe. “History is about to crack wide open,” Ethel Rosenberg warns Roy Cohn as he makes the case for his own immortality. “Millennium approaches.” When the angel draws near toward the end of part one, an apparition sighs: “The 20th century. Oh, dear, the world has gotten so terribly, terribly old.”
“This was a history in which homosexuality had no longer been made politely invisible.”
Playwright Tony Kushner had a busy year. He won an honorary degree from CUNY and a $100,000 prize. Now, he’s working with Steven Spielberg on the epic ‘Lincoln.’