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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A cast recording was released on 14 December Locations New York City. Due to constraints of time, space and money, the previous incarnations of Elegies It’s a real cross section. She responded enthusiastically and we began. Should be believable as RAY’s friend.

Views Read Edit View history. Rent a digital perusal. Path Created with Sketch. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. Bill Russell was in attendance and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Kilburg Reedy, Jonathan Dinerstein. Essential that the actor find the humor here.

This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students. JOE – Annd comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Retrieved from ” https: 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. Has often been black. 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.


Want the full script? 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”. At that time, it included approximately 1, panels. One of the puks 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.

Basic bleachers have proven very effective as a setting. Init was produced at the King’s Head Theatre in Londonwhere it played for elegids months.

PAUL – A strong, leading man type elsgies a great speaking voice. We started developing the material; then I did a reading with just five actors. It could be really exciting.

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 lot of people feel that the epidemic is over, qufens it’s not over. Should be at least 50 or preferably even older. The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ? The characters are lesbians, gay men, heterosexuals, drag queens, cross-gendered–there’s one of just about everything. The songs tie together the relationships of the characters.


So they said, ‘How about casting one person in each role? RAY – A regular guy, party animal, athletic. All should be comfortable performing in pop styles.

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The piece was developed in the late s and was originally titled “The Quilt. The materials used in the quilt include afghans, Barbie dolls, credit cards, sequins, wedding rings, pearls, stuffed animals and feather boas.

Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense.

We’re in the yearand we have to have a new awareness of AIDS. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this. It was presented to critical acclaim in London at the King’s Head Theatre in and the following year at the Criterion Theatre.

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Additional Info 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. The audience should be seduced by e,egies charm and beauty. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang. Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience.