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There Will Always Be More “Angels”

Read my essay for The Los Angeles Review of Books HERE.

“So many books about the theater derive their power from the sentimental idea that the best productions and performances remain in the past, beyond the reach of the present-day reader. ‘The World Only Spins Forward’ refuses to partake in such theatrical rubbernecking. Profiling a multitude of ‘Angels in America’ productions — not just the original Broadway staging, but others that came both before and after — ‘The World Only Spins Forward’ makes the case that Angels, like all truly great pieces of theater, transcends any individual production that might lay definitive claim to the play.”