Tony Kushner

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'Howling anger': How Angels in America and The Normal Heart confronted the Aids crisis
The pandemic inspired many works of art but two furious, turbulent plays written at its onset still tower over the rest. As both return, we explore their enduring power

Ryan Gilbey

05, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: A Number; The Visit; Alone in Berlin – review
Cloned siblings cast fleeting shadows in a vivid Caryl Churchill revival, while Lesley Manville dazzles in an unwieldy revenge drama

Susannah Clapp

23, Feb, 2020 @10:30 AM

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The Visit review – Tony Kushner's plodding revenge epic falls flat
Lesley Manville excels as the billionaire returning to her small town but even she can’t save this bloated adaptation

Arifa Akbar

14, Feb, 2020 @11:36 AM

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Arnaud Desplechin: 'Theatre is for the bourgeois. Film is the art of rascals!'
The revered film director vowed never to touch theatre. So why is he staging the great Aids epic Angels in America? Apparently, it’s all a misunderstanding

Laura Cappelle

06, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'
He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump

Alexis Soloski

12, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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What can Angels in America teach us about the marriage equality debate?
Tony Kushner’s play, which opened in Melbourne last week, is more relevant than ever as same-sex marriage opponents attack the push for equal rights

Nic Holas

04, Sep, 2017 @7:29 AM

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Tony Kushner to write play on 'borderline psychotic' Donald Trump
The Pulitzer prize-winning writer of Angels in America will focus next on the years before the 2016 election and ‘how a country commits political suicide’

Guardian staff

19, Jul, 2017 @2:57 PM

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Andrew Garfield, queer-baiting and the perils of 'playing gay'
The actor was criticised over comments he made about preparing to play a gay man, joining actors such as James Franco who’ve toyed with ideas of sexuality

Jake Nevins

07, Jul, 2017 @7:26 PM

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Angels in America is more relevant than ever: minorities are never safe | Chris Parkes
History shows that in times of political and economic stress, seemingly secure rights come under attack. And now is one of those times

Chris Parkes

24, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Caroline, or Change review – gloriously disruptive
Sharon D Clarke is extraordinary as the defiant heroine of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s dynamic musical

Susannah Clapp

21, May, 2017 @6:55 AM

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Tony Kushner: ‘To love someone puts you at the risk of loss’
Tony Kushner on the revival of his 1991 play about Aids, Angels in America, and how the world has changed

Kate Kellaway

14, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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