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'The World Only Spins Forward' Looks At The Impact Of 'Angels in America'

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Tony Kushner's 1993 play, Angels in America, is an angry, sprawling meditation on gay life at the height of the AIDS crisis. It won Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize and it gave the world a new vocabulary with which to discuss being gay in America.

Milwaukee-native Dan Kois and co-author Isaac Butler brought together interviews with Kushner and hundreds of other people involved in the production of the play in a new book called The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America.

Kois spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich ahead of an event at UWM's Curtin Hall

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