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March 3, 2011


Preview: Tony Kushner, Michael Greif create ‘Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide’

by Jesse North

Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels In America, can’t seem to get enough of director Michael Greif. Or is it vice versa? The two paired for the revival of Angels, still playing at the Signature Theatre, and are now in rehearsals for the New York debut of Kushner’s latest play—are you ready for it?—The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Beginning performances March 22 at the Public Theater, the play is a family drama using the themes of labor unions, relationships, and death.

Kushner, Greif, and cast members Steven Pasquale, Michael Esper, and Linda Emond sat down with Stage Rush to talk about long titles, supposed crank phone calls from Kushner, and the challenges of his work.

(Using an iPhone or iPad? Watch on YouTube)

Are you a fan of Kushner’s, Rushers? Will you be seeing Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide? Did you enjoy Pasquale’s story of the surprise phone call from Kushner? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! And if you can’t get enough of these guys, Greif, Pasquale, and Esper will be appearing in Friday’s episode of Stage Rush TV!

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Linda
    Mar 3 2011

    Thanks, Jess. Your video made me love Michael Esper even more (didn’t think that was possible).

    • Mar 3 2011

      Aww, I’m glad, Linda! Well if you liked him here, in Stage Rush TV tomorrow, he talks about his final curtain call in AMERICAN IDIOT with Billie Joe!

      • Mar 4 2011

        Is that guy who starts out the video? Who is the man who starts out the video?? HE’S SO HOT! I know, I sound like a Broadway groupie now.

  2. Mar 4 2011

    LOL @ “drug called Charlie Sheen”


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