Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Broadway.com confirmed Friday an all-star cast for The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America. The live event will occur Oct. 8 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Broadway.com's YouTube Channel to benefit amfAR's Fund to Fight COVID-19.
In an announcement on Broadway.com's website, Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner and director Ellie Heyman announced the cast. Glenn Close, Paul Dano, Jeremy O. Harris, Brian Tyree Henry, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, S. Epatha Merkerson, Andrew Rannells, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more make up the cast.
Kushner, Heyman and the cast will participate in a Q&A following the 60 minute reading of seven select scenes.
"I'm praying that the novel coronavirus will prove easier to obliterate than HIV," Kushner said in a statement. "I know we'll all do whatever's required to defeat this scourge, and I know that amfAR, as it always has been, will be there in the heat of battle with us."
Angels in America was a two-part play about AIDS and the LGBTQ community. Part 1 premiered in 1991 and Part 2 in 1993. HBO produced a miniseries adaptation in 2003 starring Al Pacino as Roy Cohn, and costarring Mary-Louise Parker, Justin Kirk, Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Wilson, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson and James Cromwell.