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Voices of Angels, Sinful Songs of the Flesh

Voices of Angels, Sinful Songs of the Flesh

BY ELI JACOBSON | Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” diptych, as I noted in a preview last month , was operatic in scale and theatrical voice to begin with. For their 2004 operatic adaptation, composer Péter Eötvös and his librettist Mari Mezei cut the massive play down from epic size to a digestible two and […]

Still Searching for the “Angels”

Still Searching for the “Angels”

ELI JACOBSON | Tony Kushner completed his two part opus “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” in the early 1990s as a visceral response to critical issues that dominated the previous decade — the rise of Ronald Reagan, the emergence of AIDS, New Yorkers’ response to the crisis, and the culture wars […]

Mad About the Boys  

Mad About the Boys  

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | You know what you are Michael? You’re a real person.” “Thank you and fuck you.” So Donald and Michael breezily banter early on in “The Boys in the Band,” Mart Crowley’s hilarious, tumultuous, and fascinatingly seminal play about a gaggle of gay men at a birthday party and the “Is he gay […]

Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | In the spring of 1989 I went to New York — a city I was born in but left for Los Angeles in 1976 — and paid a visit to my old Gay Activists Alliance compadre Vito Russo, for what would prove to be the last time. I was in town […]

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

BY ANDY HUMM | Larry Kramer didn’t hold back when interviewed by Tony Kushner on June 26 at the New-York Historical Society, a group so staid that it honored Henry Kissinger at a gala last year. Asked about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act that morning, the stinging dissent of […]

Buoyantly, Urgently, AIDS Memorial Advocates Press for Funds

Buoyantly, Urgently, AIDS Memorial Advocates Press for Funds

BY NATHAN RILEY | In an atmosphere of both celebration and anxiety, a capital campaign for the New York City AIDS Memorial was formally launched at a March 27 press conference, with a new rendering of the triangular park — reflecting the design’s latest tweaks — unveiled as the project’s board of directors made an appeal […]

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

“How to Survive a Plague,” Tony Kushner Win Oscar Nominations

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “How to Survive a Plague,” David France’s documentary about AIDS treatment activism in the years prior to the mid-‘90s introduction of protease inhibitors, has been nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award. The film follows a group of ACT UP members whose efforts to make treatments available to tens of thousands […]