“I persist in believing [democracy] is the greatest hope for everyone, including Jews,” Kushner told the Forward.
Tony Kushner said his “West Side Story” will distinguish itself from the 1961 film by using the 1959 stage production as a springboard/
“Gal Gadot is not treated even with the negligible seriousness other actresses at early stages in their careers enjoy.”
Spielberg has never directed a musical, and though Kushner has written one, his writing has been known to veer into weighty verbosity,
“Angels in America” will begin Broadway previews on February 23 and open March 21; its New York run is scheduled to last 18 weeks.
“I really hoped it would happen someday.”
Tony Kusher — who’d like to emphasize he is no relation of Jared Kushner’s, thank you very much — is jumping into the fray.
‘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.”
“Much of my politics are the direct result of being a diasporan modernist Jew.”
“This was a history in which homosexuality had no longer been made politely invisible.”