Angels in America
"Returning to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993, this spectacular new staging of Angels in America opened on Broadway Sunday night to rave reviews.
A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time had its world premiere earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest selling show in the organization's history. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980's, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope." - BroadwayNews.com
"Sometimes, just when you need it most, a play courses into your system like a transfusion of new blood. You feel freshly awakened to the infinite possibilities not only of theater but also of the teeming world beyond. And when you hit the streets afterward, every one of your senses is singing. Such is the effect of seeing the flat-out fabulous revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, with a top-flight cast led by Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in career-high performances. - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The National Theater production of Tony Kushner's phenomenal 1993 epic work doesn't feel like a historical artifact that won the Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy, and the National Medal of Arts for its author. In fact, experiencing this revival of the 25-year-old play feels more like picking up a scorching hot ember from a fire that won't burn out. The scribe's thoughts about religion, politics, sex, morality, mortality, civic corruption and environmental calamity - as viewed through the prism of the 1980s AIDS crisis - seem every bit as prescient as they did when all our friends were dying." - Variety
"Kushner's two-part play is massive: Yet every moment is so rich, so rewarding, so engrossing that it flies by in a rush. It is hard to do justice to the multitudes that Angels in America contains: its synthesis of the intellectual and the lyrical, the comic and the tragic, the intimate and the epic, the engaged and the transcendent. This is a play that breaks and fills your heart; it inspires you as it takes your breath away." - TimeOut New York
"At nearly eight hours, unfolding over two parts, Angels in America is a significant commitment, temporal and financial. But one of the countless wonders of this instant-classic production is the way it energizes, instead of enervates, as it goes along, expanding in scale and scope, spinning out one surprise after another. By the end, this Angels in America has placed its audience in a sustained state of exhilaration. The three men at the center of the show would, in a just world, tie for the Best Actor Tony: Andrew Garfield offers a wrenching, intensely physical take on Prior, drawing us completely into his descent into illness and semi-madness. Nathan Lane finds notes of gentleness and levity in the monstrous Roy Cohn, offering up a much more sympathetic and tortured figure than you might expect. And the revelation of the show is Lee Pace, whose performance -- alternately stoic and desperate, ice-cold and burning hot -- makes the case that Joe Pitt is this impossibly complex and original show's most tragic and complicated figure." - NJ.com
"Angels in America returns to Broadway to help remind us why Tony Kushner was the Lin-Manuel Miranda of the 1990s." TheWrap
We'll be there for the excitement of Closing Night as the cast says farewell to this extraordinary production.
Saturday, June 30 @ $578.00
We'll be leaving Oheb at 7:15 am with special arrangements for those living along Slade Avenue. (Call for details.) Serving coffee, tea and juices as we leave Baltimore, followed by a full brunch later in the morning. Arrival in New York around 11:00 am, leaving you some time to stretch your legs, shop and grab some coffee. Part One: Millenium Approaches begins at 1:00 pm and will conclude around 4:45 pm. Dinner on your own at one of our suggested restaurants near the Neal Simon Theater, before being back in the same seats for the 7:00 pm start of Part Two: Perestroika. We'll be back on the bus at 11:00 pm for our trip home - serving cold drinks, milk and cookies. Bring your pillow and catch a few winks before arriving back in Baltimore around 3 am. You can sleep in on Sunday morning! It's a long day's journey, but as the reviews say, worth every minute.