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Photo Coverage: American Associates of The National Theatre Host Gala Celebrating ANGELS IN AMERICA

The National Theatre and the American Associates of the National Theatre hosted an exclusive fundraising gala to celebrate the arrival of the National Theatre's acclaimed production of Angels in America, A Gay Fantasia on National Themes on Broadway on Sunday, March 11.

BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photo coverage below!

The day began at 1:00 PM with a pre-show champagne reception hosted by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris and playwright Tony Kushner at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street). It continued at 2:30 PM at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) with a pre-curtain champagne, followed by the 3:00 PM performance of Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches at the Neil Simon. Following the performance, a private gala dinner was held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom with members of the cast, creative team, and gala co-hosts.

The gala was hosted by Mr. Norris, Mr. Kushner, director Marianne Elliott, and stars Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. The gala co-chairs are Sabine and Richard Chalmers, Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere, Suzie and Bruce Kovner, Stephanie and Carter McClelland, Elizabeth Offord, Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson, and Leila Maw Straus.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott, Angels in America stars Academy Award® and Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane,and also features Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Beth Malone, Patrick Andrews, Glynis Bell, Amy Blackman, Curt James, Rowan Ian Seamus Magee, Mark Nelson, Matty Oaks, Genesis Oliver, Jane Pfitsch, Lee Aaron Rosen, Ron Todorowski, Silvia Vrskova, and Lucy York.

Returning to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993, this spectacular new staging, directed by Elliott, had its world premiere earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest selling show in the organization's history.

A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production from the National Theatre. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980's, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope.

When it first premiered, Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. HBO's 2003 screen adaptation won both the Emmy® and the Golden Globe® Awards for Best Miniseries.

The design team includes Tony Award winner Ian MacNeil (Scenic Design), Tony Award nominee Nicky Gillibrand (Costume Design), Tony Award winner Paule Constable(Lighting Design), Drama Desk Award winner Adrian Sutton (Music), Tony Award nominee Ian Dickinson (Sound Design), Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell (Puppetry Designers), Finn Caldwell (Puppetry Director and Movement), Robby Graham (Original Movement), Chris Fisher (Illusions), Steven Hoggett (Movement Consultant). Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA.

Angels in America is produced by Tim Levy for NT America, Jordan Roth, Rufus Norris & Lisa Burger for the National Theatre, Elliott & Harper Productions, Kash Bennett for NT Productions,Aged in Wood, Baruch-Viertel-Routh-Frankel Group, Jane Bergère, Adam Blanshay Productions, CatWenJam Productions, Jean Doumanian, Gilad-Rogowsky, Gold-Ross Productions,The John Gore Organization, Grove Entertainment, Harris Rubin Productions, HornosMoellenberg, Brian & Dayna Lee, Benjamin Lowy, Stephanie P. McClelland, David Mirvish, Mark Pigott, Jon B. Platt, E. Price-LD ENT., Daryl Roth, Catherine Schreiber, Barbara Whitman, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Nederlander Organization, and The Shubert Organization.

American Associates of the National Theatre (AANT) is a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the work of the National Theatre in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Since 2005, the AANT has granted more than $20 million to the National Theatre. These essential funds make a significant contribution to the National Theatre's increasingly global reach - engaging over 7 million people around the world last year alone, through its acclaimed work on stage, NT Live cinema broadcasts, and digital education resources. The National's unique relationship with America is underlined by tremendous support for its work. The AANT has a flourishing membership program in the US, holding events throughout the year for generous supporters, as well as offering a NT Live private screening program and special allocations of tickets for National Theatre productions in the U.S. and the U.K. To become a member and enjoy National Theatre productions and events in the US year-round, visit www.aarnt.org.

Angels in America is a two-part performance. Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika are sold together.

Ticket packages ($99 - $318) for both parts of Angels in America are available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 877.250.2929, or in person at The Neil Simon Theatre box office (250 West 52nd Street).

General Rush: A limited number tickets are available for general rush in person at the Neil Simon box office starting at 10 AM for that day's performance(s) at $37 (including facilities fees) for single event days. On days where both parts are being performed, tickets to both parts can be purchased for a total of $74 (including facilities fees).

Digital Lottery: A limited number of digital lottery tickets will be made available to performances for a combined price for both parts is $74 including facilities fees ($37 per part). For more information, please visit https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/angels

For additional information, please visit www.angelsbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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The American Associates of the National Theatre's Gala celebrating Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" on March 11, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, in New York City.

Angels in America
The American Associates of the National Theatre's Gala celebrating Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" on March 11, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, in New York City.

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Tony Kushner

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Andrew Garfield

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Nathan Lane

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Beth Malone

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Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

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Bill Heck

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Lee Pace

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Maggie Lacey

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Maggie Lacey and Bill Heck

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Dagmara Domińczyk

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Patrick Wilson

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Dagmara Domińczyk and Patrick Wilson

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Michael Greif

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Andrew Garfield

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Debra Messing

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Kathy Najimy and Debra Messing

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Tony Kushner

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Amanda Lawrence

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Tim Levy

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Mark Nelson

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Mark Nelson and Patrick Andrews

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Bill Heck

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Patrick Wilson

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Lauren Bennett

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Lauren Bennett Greilsheimer and Ben Shenkman Ballroom, in New York City.

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Rufus Norris

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Ron Todorowski

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Denise Gough

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Jim Dale

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Patrick Andrews

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Jordan Roth

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Jordan Roth and Marianne Elliott

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Jordan Roth and Marianne Elliott

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Matty Oaks, Ron Todorowski, Lee Aaron Rosen and Curt James

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Poppy Miller, Anthony Boyle and Noma Dumezweni a

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James McArdle, Denise Gough and Lee Pace

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Kathy Najimy and Debra Messing attends The American Associates of the National Theatre's Gala celebrating Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" on March 11, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, in New York City.

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Tony Kushner and Debra Messing

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Tony Kushner and Debra Messing

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