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Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world's oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others -- all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural.

Please note: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika will be running repertory. To get tickets to Millennium Approaches, click here.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Apr. 24, 2011.

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About Angels in America: Perestroika on Broadway

Previews: Sep 14, 2010 • Opening: Oct 28, 2010 • Closing: Apr 24, 2011
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What Is the Story of Angels in America: Perestroika?
In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic drama of gay life in mid-1980s America, the eight characters introduced in Millennium Approaches pick up their stories at precisely the point that the first play ends. Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt is coming to terms with the fact that he is gay and embarks on a relationship with Louis Ironson, the estranged partner of Prior Walter. Joe’s mother, Hannah, becomes a major character after impulsively selling her Salt Lake City home and moving to New York, where she tries to keep an eye on Joe’s pill-popping wife, Harper. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn lays dying; his feisty nurse Belize covets the lawyer’s secret stash of AZT on behalf of Prior, who continues to battle AIDS and interacts with the angel who seemingly drops from heaven and addresses him as a “prophet.” Will this fascinating collection of New Yorkers survive the coming of the new millennium?

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Louis Ironson
Prior Walter
Joe Pitt
Keira Keeley
Harper Pitt
Lynne McCollough
Hannah Pitt
Roy M. Cohn
Sofia Jean Gomez
The Angel


Written by
Tony Kushner
Michael Greif
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