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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Languages Deutsch Italiano Edit links. That’s why I have such a passion for this project: This production marks the queebs time that the show was used as an educational course for students. Displayed again in Washington in Octoberthe quilt had grown to over 20, panels covering 17 acres. Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. 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.

Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. Casting Notes Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. In Junethe production was transferred to the Criterion Theatre in London’s West Endwhere it played until July of the same year.

Often cast with a black actor. They cannot be used to hold auditions, rahing the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance. Here is a link to the audio instead. May 28 Opinion The Stage”.


Sign in to your Samuel French account. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this.

Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience. 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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The piece has been performed with a different singer or group performing each song, making for a total of 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 rsging others felt.

Production Details Time Period: Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. It wasn’t until I started putting together the first full production of Elegies. 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.

PAUL – A strong, leading man type with a great speaking voice.

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Pujks original productions were directed by Bill Russell. Tagged in this Story. It’s a wonderful organization. A lot of people feel that the epidemic is over, but it’s not over.

Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. A cast recording was released on 14 December Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. License details Licensing fees and rental materials quoted ans application. Theaters come to me and say, ‘We want to do Elegies but we can’t do it with 35 people. Path Created with Sketch. Rent a digital perusal.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Want the full script? A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score. Kilburg Reedy, Jonathan Dinerstein.


Its mastermind is Bruce Robert Harris, who has been working on the project for almost two years. Please not that in the U. The characters are lesbians, gay men, heterosexuals, drag queens, cross-gendered–there’s one of just about everything.

Panels, primarily created by family or friends of the person commemorated, have been sent from countries all over the world. Janet and I have been graced with many wonderful singers through the various productions of the piece. 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 AIDS several years ago.

Bill Russell was in attendance and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call. Views Read Edit View history. Additional Info A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues puns a elegiew, jazz, and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis.

Essential that the actor find the humor here. 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. James Joyce’s The Dead.