The World Only Spins Forward: Isaac Butler on Angels In America

Isaac Butler and Dan Kois take us backstage and behind the scenes of the iconic play, “Angels In America” in their book, The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels In America. The book is an oral history, telling the story of the play and its influence from the voices of over 250 actors, actresses, and others who have given Angels In America its wings over the past 25 years. According to Isaac Butler, the political and social views of the play are still as relevant in the Trump era as they were in the Reagan era.

Angels In America is currently running on Broadway through July 15th.

Isaac Butler is a writer and theater director, most recently of “Real Enemies”, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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