His play, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika," was performed in Chicago, Illinois with Barbara Robertson and Jonathan Hadary in the cast. The crew included Michael Mayer (director), Brian MacDevitt (lighting designer), Michael Philip Ward (original incidental music), and Rob Milburn (sound designer).
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[on Meryl Streep's open-air performance in 'Mother Courage and Her Children'] The set was mostly dirt, so by the end of the evening it was mud, and Meryl incorporated it into her performance. Thinking of her slogging around in the mud singing 'The Song of the Great Capitulation' is one of my favorite memories of any theater that I've had anything to do with.
In Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America," when an angel crashes through Prior Walter's ceiling in a spectacular shower of light and masonry, Walter exclaims, "God almighty...very Steven Spielberg!" Kushner and Spielberg later worked together on Munich
(2005) and Lincoln