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 in “Angels in America,” currently in previews for a May 4th opening at the National Theatre. Watch stars Andrew Garfied, Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey, all chat below.
The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work features Garfield playing Prior Walter, Denis Gough playing Harper Pitt, Lane playing Roy Cohn, James McArdle playing Louis Ironson and Tovey playing Joe Pitt.
The production is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Husbands & Sons).
While his co-star Russell Tovey thinks we should also try and understand the impact of what we lost as a community: “Just think of how many people wouldn’t have died, and how many plays [would have been] written or songs made. A huge wedge of creative people were just wiped out.”
Read the full interview with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey, and the cast of Angels in America, in the May 2017 issue. In a no-holds-barred conversation, the cast discuss the political and cultural parallels between then and now (spoiler alert: there are many!), the evergreen relevance of Angels in America and the importance of coming out and living with pride.
The videos below include Andrew Garfield’s interview about his role, certainly Russell Tovey’s interview and the third is a sneak-peek at the photoshoot behind next month’s cover of Gay Times UK.