Angel 1978

Opened: May 10, 1978
Closing: May 13, 1978

Angel - 1978 - Broadway History , Info & More

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)
200 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

From the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Ketti Frings

Based on the novel Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

The story of a family with a materialistic mother, alcoholic father, a dying son, and a son who only wants to get away. Set in 1916 North Carolina.

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Cast Set for GREASE at Mountain Theatre Company in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2024

The cast has been revealed for Mountain Theatre Company's production of Grease. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Get a First Look at GREASE UK & Ireland Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2024

Get a first look at photos of the UK and Ireland tour of Grease! See if the show is coming to a venue near you and learn how to purchase tickets.

The Lesser-Known Works of Composer, Musician, and Orchestrator Tom Kitt
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2024

Tom Kitt's latest project is providing Orchestrations and Music Consulting for the new Broadway musical Hell's Kitchen. As Kitt's work hits the Broadway stage yet again, here are some of his recent collaborations that Broadway fans may not be as familiar with!

REVIEW: The All-Australian Production Of GREASE, THE MUSICAL Is A Rocking Piece Of Theatre That Will Satisfy The Movie Fans While Honoring The 1971 Original.
by Jade Kops - Apr 3, 2024

GREASE, THE MUSICAL is given a new treatment, satisfying audiences looking for a toe tapping night of nostalgia while honoring the early stage productions and liberally referencing the famous 1978 movie adaptation.

Review: Patti LuPone Splendidly Sings of A LIFE IN NOTES
by R. Scott Reedy - Apr 3, 2024

In the past few years, Patti LuPone has resigned from Actor’s Equity Association and suspended her legendary Broadway career, but as she proved with her Celebrity Series of Boston performance at Symphony Hall on April 2, the three-time Tony Award winner can still command a concert stage.

Broadway Veteran Louis Gossett Jr. Passes Away at 87
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 29, 2024

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of stage and screen actor Louis Cameron Gossett Jr., who died March 29, 2024 in in Santa Monica, California. He was 87 years old.

The Philadelphia Orchestra to Rename Its Home at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2024

Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky and Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin announced that Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall in honor of the legendary contralto, civil rights icon, and Philadelphian.

a.k. payne, Jasmine Naziha Jones & More Named as Finalists for 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2024

The 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has revealed the finalists for this prestigious international award honoring women+ playwrights.

Full Cast and Additional Performances Revealed For GREASE UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2024

The full cast has been set for the UK and Ireland tour of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Additional performances have been added in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle etc.

WORKING Comes to Creative Cauldron in February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2024

 In February, Creative Cauldron will mount a production of Working, a musical based on the Studs Terkel Book: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. Learn more about the production here!

Review: GREASE THE MUSICAL at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Josh Stent - Jan 12, 2024

This revival of Grease is close to perfection… and dare I say it, I think I prefer it to the film! Not only do we get to follow Sandy and Danny in Grease The Musical, we also become more acquainted with all the Pink Ladies and T-Birds, which results in Grease The Musical feeling much more of a Rydell High ensemble show. Something that is most welcome.

Tony-Winning Stage and Screen Actress Frances Sternhagen Dies at 93
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actress Frances Sternhagen has died at age 93. Learn more about her life and career here.

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Unveils Entertainment Line-up For GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2
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Actors Theatre of Indiana presents ATI's Greatest Hits Volume 2, featuring powerful performances and fan favorites from past shows like NUNSENSE, WORKING, CABARET, SWEENEY TODD, GODSPELL, FOREVER PLAID, and MY FAIR LADY.

FANGIRLS, MINORITY REPORT, and More Set For Lyric Hammersmith's Spring/Summer 2024 Season
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The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its Spring/Summer 2024 Season, opening April 2024 with Minority Report. Learn more about the full season and how to get tickets here!

Do Broadway Actors Ever Play Multiple Roles in the Same Show?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jul 29, 2023

This time, the reader question was: How many different roles has one actor been contracted to play in the same Broadway production?

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Pamela Blair Dies at 73
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BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that original 'Val' in A CHORUS LINE, Pamela Blair has died at 73. in Phoenix.

Review: New Tampa Players Present GREASE at the New Tampa Performing Arts Center
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It's a hit or miss show, but the youthful cast and the new performing arts facility make it worth your while.

MAY DECEMBER to Open 61st New York Film Festival
by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2023

In May December, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a popular television star, has arrived in a tight-knit island community in Savannah. Here, she will be doing intimate research for a new part, ingratiating herself into the lives of Gracie (Julianne Moore), whom she’ll be playing on-screen, and her much younger husband, Joe (Charles Melton).

Review: GREASE at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - Jun 23, 2023

The Premiere Playhouse production of Grease checks off a lot of the boxes of what a great night at the theatre is all about. The band, led by Music Director Matthew Walicke provided a tight sound for this talented cast to rely on by setting a great pace and maintaining a good flow to this production. They facilitated seamless scene changes with their reprises and added a nice level of energy to the production.  

Video: Who Will Win the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board will present the 2023 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Sanaz Toossi's ENGLISH Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that English, by Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris and The Far Country by Lloyd Suh.

THE SALVAGERS World Premiere & More Set for Yale Repertory Theatre 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2023–24 season of four plays.

The Musical CELEBRATION Will Be Staged For Three Performances At Lakewood Theatre Company April 14-15
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Lakewood Theatre Company presents the musical Celebration as part of its Lost Treasures Collection Series for three performances, April 14 & 15, 2023.

Jason Donovan and Peter Andre Will Return to GREASE in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2023

Australian stars Jason Donovan and Peter Andre will return to Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE at the Dominion Theatre following their highly acclaimed performances last year.

Review: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the second show of the 2023 season at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining, opened on February 10th. The audience observed wonderful storytelling as the actors revealed how “The Chicken Ranch” got its start and was ultimately shut down when it was revealed to be a brothel of sorts.

Other Productions of Angel

1978   Broadway Original Broadway Production

Angel - 1978 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1978 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Frances Sternhagen