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 bearded, older gentleman who guides Prior around heaven is played by Oskar Eustis, who was the director of the play when it played (twice) in Los Angeles (on its way to New York).
- The Yiddish song that Ethel sings is "Tumbalalaika", an Eastern European/Russian folk song often used as a children's lullaby.
- When Louis speaks to the Rabbi played by Meryl Streep after his grandmother's funeral, two of the rabbis also sitting on the cemetery bench are played by Tony Kushner (who wrote the play and…
[show]When Louis speaks to the Rabbi played by Meryl Streep after his grandmother's funeral, two of the rabbis also sitting on the cemetery bench are played by Tony Kushner (who wrote the play and screenplay) and children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who collaborated on the book Brundibar with Kushner.