Faculty Part of Star-Studded Online “Angels In America” Benefit
Associate Professor Margaret Laurena Kemp was part of the distinguished ensemble reading scenes from Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic “Angels in America” organized to benefit amfAR’s Fund to Fight COVID-19. The performance was broadcast on Oct. 8 and the free 60-minute livestream is available on Broadway.com’s YouTube channel.
Kemp appears briefly at the end of “The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America” echoing Kushner’s words. The playwright and director Ellie Heyman assembled an all-star cast for the event, including Glenn Close, Paul Dano, Linda Emond, Jeremy O. Harris, Brian Tyree Henry, Nikki M. James, Laura Linney, Vella Lovell, Patti LuPone, S. Epatha Merkerson, Larry Owens, Andrew Rannells, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lois Smith and Brandon Uranowitz. There were also interstitial appearances from Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The benefit was featured in The New York Times.