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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That quilt traveled around the globe; we’re actually going to have punjs panels from it flown in from San Francisco, and they’ll be displayed on stage for our production.

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Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. The continued need for events like this was recently brought home to Bruce Harris yet again. Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ? Views Read Edit View history. JOE punka A comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs. Here is a link to the audio rraging.

They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance. Rent a digital perusal. 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 pnks to the AIDS crisis.

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Now, of course, I don’t want to do the show any other way. 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. The piece has been performed everywhere from small discos to grand theaters, but whatever the situation – simple is best. The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song.

A celebration of rating lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score. Tagged in this Story. Bill Russell was in attendance and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call. The audience should be seduced by his charm and beauty. Learning to Let Go.

The piece was eegies in the late s and was originally titled “The Quilt. Male 20 – A cast recording was released on 14 December I couldn’t continue the meeting. Can we cut the cast down? New Recording – all proceeds go to the Rainbow Project.

On application to rights holder Discography: So they said, ‘How about casting one person in each role? 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.

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.


Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

That’s why I have such a passion for this project: The characters are lesbians, gay men, heterosexuals, drag queens, cross-gendered–there’s elegues of just about everything. The upcoming gala benefit is billed as the first major American revival of Elegies since the original production. Younger is heart-breaking but often includes projection problems. It is often performed as a benefit for fundraising and consciousness raising.

William FinnJames Lapine. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this. 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.

My Brother Lived in San Francisco. The production featured a cast of 35 actors and puks, including a special video appearance by Graham Norton. It wasn’t until I started putting together the first full production of Elegies. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat I’m very pleased to work with Momentum, because they try to get PWAs back on their feet.

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. Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town.