Opening Atlantis Theatrical’s 20th Anniversary season is its highly anticipated staging of ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, the first part of Tony Kushner’s magnum opus which will run at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati from March 22 to April 7, 2019.
In the first part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel. Among the twentieth century's defining works of dramatic art, ANGELS IN AMERICA remains as transcendent and as potent and timely in its concerns as when it premiered on Broadway over 25 years ago. It is now the most Tony Award-nominated play in Broadway history and the winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.
The New York Times chief critic, Ben Brantley, has said of ANGELS IN AMERICA, “ANGELS brought theater back into the national conversation, in a way that hasn’t happened again until HAMILTON.” Vanity Fair calls the play, “A masterpiece!” and The Los Angeles Times raves that ANGELS is “The most provocative and affecting drama of my lifetime.”
ANGELS IN AMERICA will star some of the finest and most awarded actors from film, television, and the stage. The 8-person cast features, in alphabetical order, Art Acuña as Roy Cohn, Pinky Amador as the Angel, Angeli Bayani as Harper Pitt, Topper Fabregas as Prior Walter, Cherie Gil as Hannah Pitt, Nelsito Gomez as Louis Ironson, Andoy Ranay as Belize, and Markki Stroem as Joe Pitt. The entire cast will also be playing multiple roles throughout the show.
Bobby Garcia, who directs ANGELS IN AMERICA, says, “Having taken on the show before, I knew I needed a cast as fearless, as unexpected, as complex, and as artistically brilliant as Tony Kushner’s play. I am thrilled that this production of ANGELS IN AMERICA features every single actor I had originally envisioned for this retelling of Kushner’s gleaming modern classic. The cast consists of some of the most acclaimed, awarded, and respected actors in the country. I can’t wait to get into a room with all of them and create a brand new and exciting production of ANGELS IN AMERICA for a new generation of theatergoers.”
ANGELS IN AMERICA has set design by Faust Peneyra, lighting design by JonJon Villareal, projection design by GA Fallarme, costume design by Odelon Simpao, Angel costume by Rajo Laurel, sound design by Glendfford Malimban, and hair and make up design by Johann dela Fuente.
ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES will kick off Atlantis’ 20th Anniversary. Show buying and group sales are now available by contacting Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Restriction: Angels in America contains strong language and implied sexual situations. Due to the mature subject matter, we recommend the show for ages 17 and up.
Running time: Approximately three hours, with two intermissions