Angels in America by Tony Kushner audiobook

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

By  Tony Kushner
Performed by  a full cast

Random House Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780593153949

  • ISBN: 9780593153949

Runtime: 6.89 Hours
Category: Fiction/Drama
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Gay & Lesbian Studies

A Paste Magazine Pick of the Best Audiobooks of 2019 (So Far)

A BookPage Top Pick of Summer for Audiobook Lovers

Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.

In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience.

A play in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a complex and insightful look into identity, community, justice, and redemption. New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, and heaven and hell as the AIDS crisis intensifies during a time of political reaction--the Reagan Republican counterrevolution of the 1980s. Published to celebrate the Broadway revival, this is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most honored and timeless plays in American history.


Full Cast:
Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter
Nathan Lane as Roy M. Cohn
Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt
Denise Gough as Harper Pitt
Beth Malone as The Angel
James McArdle as Louis Ironson
Lee Pace as Joseph Pitt
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize
With narration by
Bobby Cannavale (Millennium Approaches)
Edie Falco (Perestroika)

Based on the National Theatre production, directed by Marianne Elliott.
Music by Adrian Sutton.
© 1992 by Tony Kushner | Production copyright: 2019 Penguin Random House Audio
Cover art © Ryan Hopkinson

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The audiobook features the full cast of the 2018 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, and performances…are masterful, as you would expect from actors who have spent hundreds of hours in these roles. Stage directions, spoken by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, help orient the action without slowing anything down. This is an important documentation of an era and a valuable story to retell for future generations.” BookPage (audio review)
“Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield lead a superb Broadway cast in this audiobook…It is easy to forget how shaken and frightened the country, especially the gay community, was in the shadow of an unknown and lethal disease. This play brings it all back…The script and performances…are all top-notch.” AudioFile
“Featuring the Broadway cast, Angels in America is not simply a recording of the proceedings on the Broadway stage, but rather a unique take on the play developed with audiobook audiences in mind. All of the voice performances are exceptional, but the experience of having their voices beamed so directly into your brain adds a layer of intimacy to the story that couldn’t be accessed in any other form.” Paste magazine

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Author Bio: Tony Kushner

Author Bio: Tony Kushner

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Drama
Runtime: 6.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English