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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All original productions were directed by Bill Russell. Cast members who appear early on can move around on them and then take a seat at the end of “And the Rain Keeps Elevies Down” for everyone up to that point and one-by-one thereafter – until the bleachers are filled with the characters we’ve met. Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio. On application to rights holder Discography: Tagged in this Story.

Bill Russell Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book queeens sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. Bill Russell Musical Numbers: I couldn’t continue the meeting.

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Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang. Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. Has traditionally been black.

It was presented to critical acclaim in London at the King’s Head Theatre in and the following year at the Criterion Theatre.


This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students. 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. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance.

Samuel French’s new digital elegues process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. All should be comfortable performing in pop styles. I Don’t Do That Anymore.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Important that the actor can find the humor in the monologue. I’m Holding On to You. Path Created with Sketch. The production featured a cast of 35 actors and singers, including a special video appearance by Graham Norton.

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 punkks.

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

License details Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application. Spend It While You Can. 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 ragging.

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Bill Russell was in attendance and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call. The Songs from Elegies My Brother Lived in San Francisco. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Casting Notes Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. It’s a real cross section. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. March of the Falsettos.


BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated. The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script.

Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. It’s a wonderful organization.

The songs tie together the relationships of the characters. Init was produced at the King’s Head Theatre in Londonwhere it played queejs several months. Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense. Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ?

Wendy KesselmanGrimm Brothers. Younger is heart-breaking but often includes projection problems. William FinnElebies Lapine.

Now, of course, I don’t want to do the show any other way. Locations New York City. The characters are lesbians, gay men, heterosexuals, drag queens, cross-gendered–there’s one of just about everything. It wasn’t until I started putting together the first full production of Elegies.