The two-part play, directed by Marianne Elliott, will be part of the National's new season, which company leaders announced Wednesday. The season will also include
In "Angels," Garfield is set to play Prior Walter, a young New York man living with AIDS -- a role played by Stephen Spinella when the drama debuted in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992 and later on Broadway. (In the
No other casting information has been announced for "Angels." The National said on its website that the new production will begin in April 2017 at the Lyttelton Theatre. The drama consists of two parts at roughly three hours each -- "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika."
Kushner's dramatic exploration of the AIDS crisis was first performed in the early '90s and would go on to win multiple awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Garfield previously appeared at the National in 2006 in a bill of three plays. He subsequently shot to stardom in "The Social Network" and two "Spider-Man" movies.
The actor played Biff Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," directed by Nichols.
Garfield recently finished shooting the new
The National's upcoming slate will also include a revival of "Amadeus" and a new play by David Hare, "The Red Barn," based on Georges Simenon's novel "La Main."