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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Janet and I have been graced with many wonderful singers through the various productions of the piece. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this. Samuel French perusals are intended to be used for finding the perfect show to fit your theater, casting pool, and resources. Inthe Names project was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize – If you would like more information about the quilt or would like to see it, please contact the national office.

Languages Deutsch Italiano Edit links. May 28 Opinion The Stage”. 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. When Giacomo Capizzano first optioned the rights to the piece, practically the first words out of our mouths were, “we’d like James Raitt to orchestrate the music” and with the Criterion production that dream finally came true.

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score. One of the characters is a secretary who doesn’t know how she got AIDS; then there’s a nurse who got it through a pinprick in a hospital. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. It is the author’s intent that actors from ethnic minorities are cast whenever possible.


Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Sign in to your Samuel French account. Panels, primarily created by family or friends of the person commemorated, have been sent from countries all over the world. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students. She responded enthusiastically and we began. Male 20 – BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated.

A cast recording was released on 14 December Propelled by the death of a close friend from AIDS, a San Francisco man named Cleve Jones searched for a way to make people understand the loss and frustration that he and so many others felt.

A lot of people feel that the epidemic is over, but it’s not over. Has traditionally been black.

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The Songs from Elegies Has also ragng staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town. Learning to Let Go.

This is not a typical musical-comedy score and the singers should be comfortable with pop styles. Retrieved from ” https: PACO – An hispanic teenager, the younger the better.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

It’s a real cross section. The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rent a digital perusal. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang. PAUL – A strong, leading man type elfgies a great speaking voice.


I found the dynamic between the two realms intriguing and became more focused on trying to show a canvas of elegiss many types both infected and affected by AIDS. 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. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f.

We’re in the yearand we rxging to have a new awareness of AIDS. Can we cut the cast down? JOE – A comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs. I couldn’t continue the meeting.

Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script. The upcoming gala benefit is billed as the first major American revival of Elegies since the original production. James Joyce’s The Dead. It could be really exciting.

Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. On application to rights holder Discography: RAY – A regular guy, party animal, athletic.

Early in that process I thought there were theatrical possibilities in the material and called my longtime collaborator Janet Hood to see if she’d be interested in writing music for the piece. It is often performed as a benefit for fundraising and consciousness raising. Essential that the actor find the humor here.