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angels in america dvd? [May. 2nd, 2006|10:01 pm]
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i've heard whispers of the special edition dvd of angels in america? can anyone shed light?
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2005|02:27 am]
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Hey Everyone!

I would like to announce the reopening of the Tonya Pinkins LJ Community. She was in Tony Kushner's "Caroline, or Change" and got a 2004 Tony award nomination for her amazing performance as the title character. She was also nominated in 1997 for "Play On!" and won a Tony for her performance as Sweet Anita in "Jelly's Last Jam" which also starred Gregory Hines. The community is to talk about and update others on what Tonya is doing. I hope that you guys will stop by and join this community for this Broadway legend.

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(no subject) [Jan. 8th, 2005|01:54 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Don't - Martin Guerre]

What has he been up too these days? I haven't heard anything specific and I'm just curious. I think i saw a childrens book he had written or illustrated in the store? *confused*
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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2004|01:30 pm]
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Howdy. Big Tony Kushner fan and relative (he's my father's first cousin).
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Tony Kushner is going to be in Reston Virginia!!! [Sep. 30th, 2004|08:41 pm]
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[mood |ecstaticecstatic]
[music |music of the troubadours]

No, really. I could not make this up if I tried. I am just saying that Reston Virginia, unless it is a much better place than I imagine, does not have many brilliant gay men who happen to be socialists. I mean really, in the vanilla suburbs of C.C. My friends, the end days have truly come.

By all the Gods things have become unstuck. The works and days are upon us children.
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The most amazing night of my life. [Aug. 4th, 2004|03:09 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Assassins]

I was lucky enough to get tickets to a reading of the first scene of Tony Kushner's latest play, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall be Unhappy. John Cameron Mitchell played Laura Bush, who was reading Dostoevsky to dead Iraqi children, and the play was quite good but what made it the most amazing night of my life was the Question and Answer session with the playwright and actors afterward...Having carried around his books for three years and having stayed up until 2 a.m. drafting my question for him the night before, it was completely surreal. I raised my hand and JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL CALLED ON ME (in part because my friends on either side of me were waving and pointing at me like nutjobs because they know I'm a timid fool) and I asked Tony Kushner my question...I thought it was a moderately intelligent one, and he gave a brilliant and eloquently-phrased answer because he is brilliant and eloquent all the time...And he looked at me as he said it, addressed his response to me, and I nodded my ass off and tried not to melt...
AND THEN, after the show, my friends helped me corner him (he was standing feet away from me which made it hard to breathe or function or remember that this wasn't...I don't know...a cardboard cut-out of him/one of my silly fangirl-esque fantasies. I took out my tattered, highlighted-and-rehighlighted-and-tabbed-to-death copy of Perestroika and said "Umm, not to be obnoxious, but could you sign my copy of Perestroika? Incidentally, your plays got me through high school." At which point the man ASKED ME where I was going to college (Did I remember? Did I care at that point if I ever went to college at all?) and then what I was going to study. Both of which he approved of. I...I really have no words, except to say that I was completely awe-struck and he was actually a human being, and adorable, and he shook my hand twice, and I love his work more than anything in the universe. He's...oh. Oh it was unreal. Orgasm. One of my friends joked that her question for him would be "Are you sure you don't fuck girls? Because my friend here is really amazing and she's wearing a see-through shirt [I was, on the off-chance...]" Anyway, so that was thrilling and my life is complete and I just wanted to share.

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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2004|03:33 pm]
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welllll, caroline, or change didnt have a livejournal community, so i decided i'd make one. :D


join it today, and make sure you tell other fans about it as well. <33

x-posted. sorry. :(
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(no subject) [Jul. 11th, 2004|11:19 pm]
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I realise that this hasn't been posted in since May, but perhaps some of you still read it...

So, this is a perfect community, and thank you to whoever created it. There really are no words to describe the true genius that is Tony Kushner. No piece of writing has ever spoken to me in the way that Angels in America has, and since I read the play/saw the HBO film I have been completely enamored by the man and his work. Haven't seen the play before, but one day I will.

I recently took a trip to NYC and of course I couldn't miss out on the Bethesda fountain and just Central Park in general. It was my favourite part of the entire trip and I can't wait to go back. I've never felt so inspired in my life. I took tons of pictures which I posted to angelsinamerica it you're interested.

Alright I'm babbling, but there is a point to this post. While in NYC, I saw Caroline, or Change. Those of you that have seen it, what did you all think? It didn't quite have the effect on me that Angels did, but naturally I enjoyed it very much. I love the subject matter and symbolism that he uses in his plays and Caroline was no exception. I would see it again in a heartbeat. I also saw The Boy from Oz (haha) and it just didn't even come close to comparing. I guess that's just my tastes though.

Also, if any of you read this and want to add me to your friends list, that would make me happy. :)

I'm Kate, by the way.
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Homebody/Kabul Question! [May. 24th, 2004|02:46 pm]
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I saw this play yesterday with Maggie Gylenhaal at the BAM Theater in Brooklyn and one line struck me and today I can't remember it!

It's at the very end, when Maggie's character(Priscilla) is back in London and she's something something about being "goaded by grief" and her soul being happy. I'd LOVE to remember the full quote!

Is there anyone out there who has seen the play and remembers this OR has any idea where I can find the full quote on the internet?

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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2004|08:55 pm]
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Hallo, community! Some Angels in America icons for you.

Crossposted to angelsinamerica and tonykushner.

  • Comment if taking.

  • Credit dayafternext in keywords if/when used.

  • Do not modify the icons and claim them as your own.

  • No hotlinking.

  • Teasers:

    ( MANY more here! )
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