Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Audiobook, by Tony Kushner Play Audiobook Sample

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Audiobook

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Audiobook, by Tony Kushner Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Andrew Garfield, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Edie Falco, a full cast Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781984883469

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

62

Longest Chapter Length:

22:35 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

33 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:40 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.

In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience.

A play in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a complex and insightful look into identity, community, justice, and redemption. New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, and heaven and hell as the AIDS crisis intensifies during a time of political reaction--the Reagan Republican counterrevolution of the 1980s. Published to celebrate the Broadway revival, this is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most honored and timeless plays in American history.

Full Cast:

Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter

Nathan Lane as Roy M. Cohn

Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt

Denise Gough as Harper Pitt

Beth Malone as The Angel

James McArdle as Louis Ironson

Lee Pace as Joseph Pitt

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize

With narration by

Bobby Cannavale (Millennium Approaches)

Edie Falco (Perestroika)

Based on the National Theatre production, directed by Marianne Elliott.

Music by Adrian Sutton.

© 1992 by Tony Kushner | Production copyright: 2019 Penguin Random House Audio

Cover art © Ryan Hopkinson

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“The audiobook features the full cast of the 2018 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, and performances…are masterful, as you would expect from actors who have spent hundreds of hours in these roles. Stage directions, spoken by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, help orient the action without slowing anything down. This is an important documentation of an era and a valuable story to retell for future generations.”

— BookPage (audio review) 

Quotes

  • "Angels in America is arguably the greatest American theatrical work of the past fifty years, and while nothing can replicate the exhilaration of seeing it onstage, this is the next best thing.”

    — Slate magazine
  • “This thrilling presentation stars the actors from the acclaimed 2018 Broadway revival. Theater fans will cherish this thoughtfully produced title.”

    — Booklist (starred audio review)
  • “Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield lead a superb Broadway cast in this audiobook…It is easy to forget how shaken and frightened the country, especially the gay community, was in the shadow of an unknown and lethal disease. This play brings it all back…The script and performances…are all top-notch.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Featuring the Broadway cast, Angels in America is not simply a recording of the proceedings on the Broadway stage, but rather a unique take on the play developed with audiobook audiences in mind. All of the voice performances are exceptional, but the experience of having their voices beamed so directly into your brain adds a layer of intimacy to the story that couldn’t be accessed in any other form.”

    — Paste magazine

Awards

  • A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Gay & Lesbian Studies
  • A BookPage Top Pick of Summer for Audiobook Lovers
  • A Paste Magazine Pick of the Best Audiobooks of 2019 (So Far)
  • A Slate Magazine Best Book of the Year in Audiobooks
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice of Best Audiobooks of the Year
  • A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year
  • The 2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Audio Drama of the Year

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About the Narrators

Bobby Cannavale is a film, stage, and television actor. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, but he is perhaps best known for his role as a reincarnated matchmaker on ABC's Cupid. He won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit show Will & Grace.

Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, film producer, and film director. He was nominated for several notable film awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in The Lovely Bones. Other recent celebrated roles include The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Johnny in the 2002 Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

R. F. Daley is an actor, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. His television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bones, Dexter, The Office, Arrested Development, Boston Public, and Spin City, among many others. He has narrated numerous audiobooks by L. Ron Hubbard and was the voice of the military adviser in the video game Civilization V.