An HBO miniseries, based on the Tony-award winning plays by Tony Kushner, about AIDS, religion, drugs, homosexuality, angels, and whether the redemption of man is possible. The story revolves around a group of people who, at first sight, have nothing to do with each other -- but are all connected by their ideology, experiences, and feelings.
Last Episode01x06 Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven,… Aired: Dec. 14, 2003
In Perestroika Prior Walter faces the visions that he tries to confront. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn tries to manipulate with the system so he could …
Series Fun Facts
- The Yiddish song that Ethel sings is "Tumbalalaika", an Eastern European/Russian folk song often used as a children's lullaby.
- During his first scene with Joe, Roy takes a call from the elderly wife of a Republican ("Nixon appointee") client who is coming to New York as a tourist and wants tickets to a Broadway…
[show]During his first scene with Joe, Roy takes a call from the elderly wife of a Republican ("Nixon appointee") client who is coming to New York as a tourist and wants tickets to a Broadway musical. Roy tells her that she will not like "La Cage aux Folles", even though he parenthetically tells Joe that "La Cage" is the "best thing on Broadway, maybe ever." Roy suspects that his conservative client will likely not enjoy "La Cage" because its plot presents a positive portrayal of gay men in a devoted long-term relationship.
- Some of the actors play multiple parts, just as was done in the play.