<em>Angels</em> Arriving in America: Digital Lottery Launches

Angels Arriving in America: Digital Lottery Launches

Angels in America, the two-part epic play by Tony Kushner, will soon arrive on Broadway. The National Theatre revival has crossed the Atlantic and will begin previews on February 23, 2018 toward a March 25 opening at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre. The production, directed by Marianne Elliott, will star Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane.

Producers of the show have announced that a digital lottery will launch today, February 21. A limited number of lottery tickets will be made available to performances of the limited engagement. Angels in America is a two-part performance. Lottery tickets will be sold for both Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika together. The lottery will not be available for individual performances. The total combined price for both parts is $74 including facilities fees ($37 per part).

The lottery will open two days prior to the performance of Part One, Millennium Approaches at 10 AM ET and will close at 10 AM ET the day before the performance of Part One, Millennium Approaches. Winners will be notified by email shortly after the drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets online with a credit card. Confirmed lottery ticket buyers will need to present a photo identification at the Neil Simon box office 30 minutes before the start of the performance to pick up their tickets. Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. For more information, please visit lottery.broadwaydirect.com.

Angels in America, a two-part play known as Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Perestroika (Part 2) won Tony Awards for Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Set in NYC during the 1980s as the world was affected by the emergence of the AIDS crisis, the play follows the story of a handful of gay men and those surrounding them who are affected by the changing world the disease creates. Among them, one of the dying is selected to be a new prophet and summoned to heaven for a better understanding of God’s plan. Funny and thought-provoking, the play is a commentary on the world of Reagan America and the direction it would take.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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