An “Angels in America” Perfect for a New Generation

Tony Kushner’s legendary, 7.5 hour epic drama “Angles in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” which opened at the Neil Simon on Sunday, consists of two parts: “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika.” When the play premiered in 1993 these were both relevant concepts: a new millennium and the Soviet Union. But at it’s core, it is a chilling work about the AIDS crisis, national gay identity…

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Christian Lewis

Theater Critic. Vassar College alum, current PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.