The Nonstop Flight of ‘Angels in America’

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In the spring and summer of 1993, a pair of plays opened on Broadway (and almost simultaneously in London) and changed not just American theatre but theatre, period. But that wasn’t the beginning of the story of Angels in America, and it most certainly wasn’t the end. This special issue looks at the birth and legacy of Tony Kushner’s era-defining masterpiece from a variety of vantage points—Angels from all angles—with a large assist from Isaac Butler and Dan Kois’s new oral history, The World Only Spins Forward, and a trio of major revivals (Atlanta, Berkeley, Broadway).