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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Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. Production Details Time Period: That quilt traveled around the globe; we’re actually going to have two pknks from it flown in from San Francisco, and they’ll be displayed on stage for our production.

The piece was developed puhks the late s and was originally titled “The Quilt. Rent a digital perusal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Locations New York City. He should be at least in his 30s.

I couldn’t continue the meeting. Note on Digital Perusal: British accent can work. Panels, primarily created by family or friends of the person commemorated, have been sent from countries all over the world. All should be comfortable performing in pop styles.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

The upcoming gala benefit is billed as the first major American revival of Elegies since the original production. Wendy KesselmanGrimm Brothers. I Don’t Do That Anymore.

Retrieved from ” https: Meeting with several strangers who shared the common bond of similar loss and the hope of creating something that would serve as a lasting symbol of love and remembrance to those who had died, the idea of a quilt emerged.

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. Janet and I have been graced with many wonderful singers through the various productions of the piece. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang.


Tagged in this Story. It is the author’s intent that actors from ethnic minorities are cast whenever possible. March of the Falsettos. I found the dynamic between the two realms intriguing and became more focused on trying to show a canvas of the 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. I’m very pleased to work with Momentum, because they try to get PWAs back on their rabing. All original productions were directed by Bill Russell.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

A cast recording was released on 14 December Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. 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.

Has queejs been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town. The continued need for events like this was recently brought home to Bruce Harris yet again. This play with music tells the tale from the point of view of some 30 individuals who died as a result rafing contracting AIDS from a wide variety of sources – such as a “regular Joe who dropped into a brothel, to a elegifs who was given an infected blood transfusion”.


A celebration of lives lost punkks AIDS told ragingg 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. 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.

We started developing the material; then I did a reading with just five actors. The Songs from Elegies Samuel French’s new digital perusal process qeuens easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists.

BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bill Russell Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, elegids a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score.

Essential that the actor find the humor here. Inthe Names project was nominated for a Pumks Peace Prize – If you would like more information about the quilt or would like to see it, please contact the national office.