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Last night's, Joel Grey-directed, 25th anniversary staged reading of Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play, The Normal Heart was a phenomenal success. The cast featured Glenn Close, Victor GarberJason Butler HarnerJohn Benjamin HickeyJoe Mantello,Jack McBrayerMichael Stuhlbarg, and Patrick Wilson in the one-night-only event that benefited The Actors Fund and Friends In Deed. The historic reading took place at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Normal Heart focuses on the terrifying early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York and the criminal silence of official America in dealing with it. First produced by Joseph Papp and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg for New York's Public Theater, The play was a critical sensation and ran for 294 performances.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes - who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping nearly 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has - for over 125 years - been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.

Founded by Mike Nichols and Cynthia O'Neal in 1991, Friends In Deed -- The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness -- has helped transform many thousands of lives through a wide array of free programs and services. Friends In Deed provides emotional and spiritual support for anyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening physical illnesses. Support is also available for family, friends, and caregivers of those who are ill, and anyone dealing with grief and bereavement. All services are free of charge.

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Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
John Benjamin Hickey & Joe Mantello

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Glenn Close, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey & Joe Mantello

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Michael Stuhlbarg, Patrick Wilson, John Benjamin Hickey, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Glenn Close

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Wilson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jack McBrayer, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Wilson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jack McBrayer, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Wilson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jack McBrayer, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana & Glenn Close

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close & Joe Mantello

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Joe Mantello & Victor Garber

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Larry Kramer

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Larry Kramer, Joel Grey, Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Larry Kramer, Joel Grey, Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana

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Santinoo Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Larry Kramer, Joel Grey, Victor Garber,John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Wilson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jack McBrayer, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santinoo Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Larry Kramer, Joel Grey, Victor Garber,John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Wilson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jack McBrayer, Jason Butler Harner & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call
Santino Fontana, Glenn Close, Joe Mantello, Larry Kramer, Joel Grey, Victor Garber

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAL HEART Curtain Call

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