Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA London staging to be broadcast live!

The sold out run of National Theater London’s revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America will be broadcast live in July!

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Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey as Joe Pitt (The Pass).

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be shown in cinemas on July 20, 2017

Part Two: Perestroika on July 27, 2017

In previous productions, the character of Prior Walter gets naked on Part One and character of Joe Pitt undresses on Part Two.

Would love to see Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey nude on the big screen!

Buy your tickets now!  http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/61490-angels-in-america-part-one-millennium-approaches

Angels in America by Tony Kushner

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). 

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is at the National Theatre, London SE1, until 19 August.

 

8 Comments

  1. I’m a big fan of this show and a huge Tovey fan, so I’ve already bought my tickets to the live broadcast. But I’ve yet to see anyone confirm that they are using the staging that includes the full frontal nude scenes for Prior and Joe. Some productions do that and others don’t. I can’t seem to find any mention of the nudity in this production. Anyone have an idea?

  2. It is important to consider that the National Theater may have made contractual agreements with Garfield and Tovey to use tighter camera shots for those moments in the live broadcast, even though they might be naked on stage. The National Theater events are filmed with multiple cameras and rehearsed for broadcast. Capturing these two stars in full frontal shots on film may be wishful thinking for us, in spite of what happens on stage. We can only hope for the full shot.

    1. That is a good point. I seem to recall when The Nance was filmed they kept the nude scene but panned in the camera so frontal was not seen. Granted that was broadcasted on PBS and was not a live broadcast. If they want viewers to experience the full play, the nude scenes should be intact.

  3. Interesting @QuanzyPluvoy … Was the nudity on stage and in the show, but obscured in the filming?

  4. Donovan, in the play, the “monster” was played by each actor at alternating performances and was nude in parts. If I remember correctly, for the live film, they had flesh colored briefs. Similarly, when they broadcast Ian McKellen in King Lear, his nudity wasn’t shot. I’m not sure if there is nudity in this production or not, but even if there is, I would assume that those of us watching on screen wouldn’t see it.

  5. Yes Sauja, I agree with you. That’s what I was saying in my previous post up on April 28. I doubt there will be nudity in the recorded performance. I actually will be in London in Aug and have tickets to see it on stage, so I’ll report back.

  6. Hey sorry to report, prior does NOT get nude in part one (although he did have white boxers on and I think I saw an outline of the head). In Part 2, joe turns with his back facing the audience as he strips off his briefs giving a butt shot. Overall extremely well acted

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