I'm curious, ehBeth. How were the fantasy episodes treated on stage?
I have read (accounts written by others who have seen both productions) that the most difficult effect was the Bible-on-pedestal which crashed up through the hospital waiting room floor, but was accomplished to believability on Broadway.
The cinema used computer animation, making the task easier.
Yes, Angels in America
is one of in a line of several ground-breaking shows HBO keeps pulling off.
Band of Brothers
is probably the finest miniseries I have ever watched. Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, Deadwood,
the recently ended Sex in the City,
...the list just goes on and on.