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Angels in America [sound recording] : a gay fantasia on national themes /

by Kushner, Tony [author.]; Garfield, Andrew [voice performer.]; Lane, Nathan [voice performer.]; Brown, Susan [voice performer.]; Gough, Denise [voice performer.]; Malone, Beth [voice performer.]; McArdle, Jim [voice performer.]; Pace, Lee [voice performer.]; Stewart-Jarrett, Nathan [voice performer.]; Falco, Edie [narrator.]; Cannavale, Bobby [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2019]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 7 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 54 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780593153949; 0593153944.Subject(s): Cohn, Roy M. -- Drama | National characteristics, American -- Drama | AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Drama | Passing (Identity) -- Drama | Sexual orientation -- Drama | Gay men -- Drama | Mormons -- Drama | Angels -- Drama
Contents:
Pt. 1. Millennium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.
Read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown & Denise Gough.Summary: Tony Kushner presents 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.
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Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival. <p>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. <p>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. <br> <p> Full Cast: <br> Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter<br> Nathan Lane as Roy M. Cohn<br> Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt <br> Denise Gough as Harper Pitt<br> Beth Malone as The Angel<br> James McArdle as Louis Ironson<br> Lee Pace as Joseph Pitt <br> Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize<br>With narration by<br> Bobby Cannavale ( Millennium Approaches ) <br> Edie Falco ( Perestroika ) <p> Based on the National Theatre production, directed by Marianne Elliott. <br> Music by Adrian Sutton. <br> (c) 1992 by Tony Kushner - Production copyright: 2019 Penguin Random House Audio <br> Cover art (c) Ryan Hopkinson

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Read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown & Denise Gough.

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Tony Kushner presents 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.

Pt. 1. Millennium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.

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Library Journal Review

Set in the mid-1980s just as most of America was becoming aware of AIDS and what it meant for our society, several seemingly unrelated individuals from all walks of life find their lives converging through the fog of government policies, prescription drugs, religion, self-awareness, and spirituality. This dreamlike screenplay moves the listener in and out of concrete scenes, visions, and visits from angels. While some characters discover their identity as gay men, others continue to deny their natures, and still others attempt to live with the changes that must come. Characters make unexpected choices that reveal both depth and vulnerability. Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival. This beautifully arranged full-cast production provides a theatrical listening experience that blends highly dramatic voices with just the right amount of subtle sound effects to enhance the story without detracting from the vocal performances. Unfortunately, the emotional presentation occasionally presents difficulties due to the lack of the visual cues provided by the stage production. Listeners may have a hard time distinguishing voices when actors perform numerous characters or when the conversations become so loud with shouts and screams that the voices run together. VERDICT This is an intriguing piece that requires a willingness to step into the unknown, to suspend disbelief, and to think deeply about subjects still relevant, distressing, or even shocking.--Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights P.L., TX

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