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Publisher's Summary

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.

Cover art © Ryan Hopkinson

©1992 Tony Kushner (P)2019 Random House Audio

Featured Article: Moving Listens About the AIDS Epidemic


The AIDS crisis is a devastating part of history that should never be forgotten. The epidemic led to the death of more than 25 million Americans and contributed to the health struggles of countless others. The audiobooks on this list confront the harsh, heartbreaking realities of the AIDS epidemic. Each of these listens helps commemorate a dark part of our nation’s history and honor those who lost their lives to the bigotry that built barriers to treatment and care.

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Cast of Angels

I attended this show in NYC last year. I have been walking on air ever since. joyful and uplifting. earnest and crippling. The AIDS epidemic is America's tragedy and one that killed so many, who should never be forgotten. worth the read, watch, listen, and ponder again and again.

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Thank you for creating this for audio!

I saw this over 20 years ago. Wonderful to hear it again. Overwhelming emotions once again! Great cast! I wish they would do this with more plays!

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Glad to relive the experience

So happy that this has been recorded for posterity. Although I can’t compare to casts in the past as I was not there to witness them, this ensemble was what I pictured all of these years and so am glad to have this to listen to in perpetuity.

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Perfect Storytelling

I saw the show on Broadway in June 2018 right before it closed. This cast brings Tony Kushner’s iconic work magically, perfectly to life. When this Audi book production was announced, I immediately pre-ordered it. While it’s not the same experience as a theater production (obviously), it’s damn close. Andrew Garfield’s Prior Walter breaks my heart now just as much as during the play. Nathan Lane’s Roy Cohn is despicable and pathetic. Denise Gough’s Harper Pitt is amazingly fragile and powerful at the same time. I love this Audible production. It’s everything I hoped it would be.

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The Good Work Begins

It must be heard to be believed. I have never been so happy to be wounded.

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LOVED LISTENING

i saw the play 2 times, once in NYC and once in Berkeley. Enjoyed it both times. Listening to it being read helped me understand parts of the play that were confusing to me. It is well worth the time! Tony Kushner is amazing.

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More poignant than ever

A masterpiece of literature and theater, AIA continues to strike a cord with audiences. Bravo to the cast!

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Lacking something

If there is a live recording of this production I would watch it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately the recording lacks the live energy that would make it a great listen. Before you tell me it is a recording and to get over it, consider all the excellent pieces being put out by LA theatre works. It is done and it works.

Already these talented actors are up against memories of great performances in the HBO production. Taking away that live energy as well as the visuals just makes it fall flat. The narration only interrupts the stream of consciousness so essential to the flow of the play.

You can tell that these performances were something to behold onstage. But it is harder to realize in this format. It is a missed opportunity in my book. I hoped for more.

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Obsessed after seeing a repertory company do this play

I’ve been researching the plays(s) ever since seeing them a couple weeks ago at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Even though the actors are different — and I have trouble separating Nathan Lane the comedic actor from the Roy Cohn character — I really appreciated and enjoyed this performance by the recent Broadway revival cast.

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It felt like a religious experience

I cannot recommend it enough. I didn't know theatre could be this powerful. Get it immediately.

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  • 05-31-19

Brilliant

An amazing play given a pitch perfect audio account. This is one to listen to

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  • Maddie
  • 05-24-19

Almost as wonderful as seeing it on stage!

I went to see the NT Live showing of this at the cinema and it was fantastic, utterly breathtaking and moving. It’s brilliant that they have done this recording - I wish they’d release the NT Live show on DVD too. The performances are just as moving and funny as they are on stage and the play itself, if you don’t know it, is truly brilliant. I can’t say anything without spoiling it but I think everyone on earth should be forced to sit down and listen to this. It’s incredibly deep and insightful and beautiful.

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  • Wotan
  • 03-12-21

A wonderful masterpiece

I was lucky enough to see this production live in London and it stays burned in my memory forever, harrowing and magnificent. This captures all its strength and beauty and emotion to perfection. I know I will listen to it again and again.

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  • sarahbelle91
  • 04-21-22

Could recommend this enough

Such an amazing performance by the cast, I genuinely feel privileged to have heard it. Feels so intimate - like you’re sat on a table read. I’d never seen or heard of the plays before so I went in blind and can safely say it’ll be an audiobook Ill revisit often in the future.

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  • 03-24-22

Wow!!

Brilliant! I absolutely loved listening to this audiobook. It really brought the play to life.

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  • John A.
  • 03-19-22

Some of the worste acting ever

Not only does someone constantiy unnecessarily read out stage directions, the characters are played so poorly. I love Nathan Lane but this is not his role. This is an instruction manual of how to ruin a classic.

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  • 02-16-22

in awe

Most mystical, divine, entrancing piece of work. I would gladly listen to this all over again.

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  • Stephen Bentley
  • 01-13-22

Magnificent

I've seen the plays now, I think, three times. The TV Series once, Read the script. If you haven't seen the plays then this is a very good way to catch up and if you have seen them it is a very good way to remind yourself. One of the most important works of post WW2 drama in the English language.

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  • Andy Sargeant
  • 02-03-21

WOW!!!!

I missed the chance to see this at the theatre and thought this would be the next best thing. I was absolutely blown away by the performers (Especially Andrew Garfield) and the whole story. It captured me so much that I couldn't put it down and had to finish it.

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  • Claire Estelle
  • 10-01-20

Wonderful cast of a wonderful play

Wonderful audio version of Angels in America read by the National Theatre on Broadway cast which had slight differences from the London one, but the fabulous Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough and James McArdle are all here with Lee Pace as Joe Pitt. The scene directions are read by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco and the musical interludes are also included so perhaps less of an audio book and more of an audio play (bringing back happy memories of being lucky enough to see this production in London). The cast really bring the play to life and the comedy really comes through I found myself laughing several times. The dithering of Lewis very much comes to life and the fierceness of Belize makes you wish you had a friend like that. It is a wonderful play but I do wonder if the poignancy translates as well in the audio version, I plan to read it too so watch this space!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-20

Amazing Amazing

Always a fantastic play to read and even more so to hear. Will listen again.

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  • Tex
  • 11-10-19

authentic recording

this recording was another way to enjoy a fabulous screenplay! the actors seemed to be the same as the TV show which made the audible version as good as the TV show. Amazing, gripping, powerful story that should be heard by everyone

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