In rhyming monologues and song, Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens tells the stories of some 30 people who have died from AIDS. And then there’s Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens–a sad, funny, extraordinarily moving musical theater piece about people lost. Doors: pm / Show: pm. $ Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends. Birdland.

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Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio. Along with everyone else involved in this remount of ElegiesHarris is acutely aware of the show’s pertinence; he notes that the orchestrations for the show are by James Raitt, “a wonderful gentlemen” who died of Taging several years ago. Now, of course, I don’t want to do the show any other way.

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis. A cast recording was released on 14 December My Brother Lived in San Francisco. Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. Locations Ragiing York City.

British accent can work. In Junethe production was transferred to the Criterion Theatre in London’s West Endwhere it played until July of the same year.

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Displayed again in Washington in Octoberthe quilt had grown to over 20, panels covering 17 eleges. Bill Russell Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


It is the author’s intent that actors from pujks minorities are cast whenever possible. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. Punkw to constraints of time, space and money, the previous incarnations of Elegies Learning to Let Go.

I found the dynamic between the two realms intriguing and became more focused on trying to show a canvas of the many types both infected and affected by AIDS. This play with music tells the tale from the point of view of some 30 individuals who died as a result of contracting AIDS from a wide variety of sources – such as a “regular Joe who dropped into a brothel, to a granny who was given an infected blood transfusion”. The production featured a cast of 35 actors and singers, pnks a special video appearance by Graham Norton.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

May 28 Opinion The Stage”. William FinnJames Lapine. NAT – A fire and brimstone orator, traditionally costumed as a priest or minister. Please not that in the U. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance. Janet and I have been graced with many wonderful singers through the various productions of the piece.

And the Rain Keeps Falling Down. She responded enthusiastically and we began. In addition to the New York and London productions of the piece, there have been professional productions in Australia, Germany and Israel, among other countries. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang.

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Production Details Time Period: Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who’ve died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss. Wendy KesselmanGrimm Brothers. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this.


Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience. A lot of people feel that the epidemic is over, but it’s not over. It could be really exciting. He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. So they said, ‘How about casting one person in each role? It is often performed as a benefit for fundraising and consciousness raising. Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense.

I couldn’t continue the meeting. The materials used in the quilt include afghans, Barbie dolls, credit cards, sequins, wedding rings, pearls, stuffed animals and feather boas. BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated. The piece has been performed with a different singer or group performing each song, making for a total of Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. JOE – A comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score.

Samuel French’s new digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. PACO – An hispanic teenager, the younger the better.

Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script. New Recording – all proceeds go to the Rainbow Project. Can we cut the cast down?