The Public Theater’s ANGELS IN AMERICA Benefit
Join us on Saturday, May 5th as we experience one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time. Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star in Tony Kushner’s sweeping masterwork, ANGELS IN AMERICA, in the acclaimed new production from the National Theatre. Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis, originally commissioned playwright Tony Kushner to create this epic play and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum.
Benefit tickets at this performance are available for $1,250 and include premium seating at ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 1 and 2 on Broadway.
To reserve your tickets visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.539.8537. All proceeds benefit The Public Theater.
A NOTE FROM OSKAR EUSTIS
ANGELS IN AMERICA is a masterpiece. The National Theatre of Great Britain's 25th anniversary revival is a brilliant, incandescent production directed beautifully by Marianne Elliott. Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield BOTH give the most brilliant performances of their brilliant careers. The fact that this show is now coming to Broadway, under the extraordinary leadership of the National Theatre and Jordan Roth, is cause for hosannas and celebration.
I commissioned ANGELS IN AMERICA from a young writer named Tony Kushner over 30 years ago, and directed its world premier production in Los Angeles 25 years ago. Tony has been my best friend ever since. George Wolfe, my illustrious predecessor here at The Public, directed the original Broadway production; indeed, he got the job at The Public while he was in rehearsal for ANGELS. Tony has been a core member of The Public's family ever since; from CAROLINE, OR CHANGE to THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, we have been proud to claim Tony as one of our own. So the connections between Tony and The Public go deep.
I'm also happy to say that we are developing a beautiful partnership with the National Theatre and its brilliant and deeply principled new leader, Rufus Norris. Just the other day, we announced a partnership around our Public Works program with more to come. The many ways in which the National and The Public are working together excites me as much as any of our new artistic initiatives.
We need ANGELS now more than ever. When Tony created his portrait of Roy Cohn in ANGELS, we saw him as a larger than life demon, almost too big for the stage, the pure embodiment of evil, as Louis puts it in the play.
ANGELS was the fastest selling show in the National's history when it opened last spring, and it was an impossible-to-get ticket all summer in London (as hard as HAMILTON!).