Twenty-five years after the groundbreaking and award-winning play debuted, Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is returning to Broadway in 2018, following a hit run in London. The National Theatre production of the eight-hour, two-part play stars Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn and Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter.

Performances will begin on February 23rd, 2018, with an opening date of March 21st, at the Neil Simon Theatre. Produced by Tim Levy and Jordan Roth, the revival will run for a "strictly limited 18-week engagement." The play, a sweeping dramatization of the AIDS crisis during the Reagan years, as well as McCarthyism, religion and more, premiered in London earlier this year, and it was the "fastest selling show" in the National Theatre's history.

The Guardian wrote, "[W]hat really hits one is the expansiveness of Kushner’s imagination and the rich opportunities he creates for actors. Lane, seen previously on the London stage as Max Bialystock in The Producers, is magnetic as Cohn, creating a figure who is part predator, part patriarch but, above all, a victim of his own sad delusions about the significance of power. Meanwhile, Garfield as Prior excellently combines a head-tossing, period-style camp with the desperate anguish of a man craving love in his hour of need."

Other cast members from the National Theatre production, directed by Marianne Elliott, include Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) directs.

"With Angels in America, Tony Kushner created one of the most indelible literary works of our age. It has been twenty-five years since its original Broadway production, and it is now time for an entirely new generation to be mesmerized, stirred, and astonished by its humor, poetry, and power at a time that feels more relevant than ever," Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre, Levy, and Roth said in a joint statement. "We are delighted that American audiences will have the chance to experience the astonishing performances of our original cast members and the singular dynamism of Marianne' s production."