Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission


VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Bids Classy Farewell During Final Bow
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Brian d'Arcy James gave his final performance in his Tony nominated role of 'Nick Bottom' in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN on Sunday, May 29th. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Wesley Taylor & More Set for Reading of Tom Alan Robbins' MYSTERY BOX
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Playwright/Broadway vet Tom Alan Robbins (Is He Dead?/The Lion King/Once Upon a Mattress) will present his play, MYSTERY BOX, a comedy set in the unforgiving world of the New York art scene. (more...)

BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Premieres Tomorrow on City World Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD is a weekly live online radio broadcast premiering Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 5:00-5:55pm, City World Radio Network. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James Exits CBS Pilot SUPERIOR DONUTS, Based on Tracy Letts Comedy
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's Brian d'Arcy James has exited the upcoming CBS pilot SUPERIOR DONUTS, based on Tracy Letts' 2008 play. (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 25, 2016

If/Then is an original musical that tells the story of Elizabeth Vaughan, a 40-year-old woman who moves back to New York City seeking a fresh start to her life. The musical depicts two different paths of where Elizabeth's life could take her. (more...)

Simon Burke Joins Cast of Black Swan's CLINTON: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Black Swan has announced that leading actor, singer and producer Simon Burke AO will make his debut performance with the company and join the cast of Clinton: The Musical, from Queensland brothers Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge. (more...)

BWW TV: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Right Hand Man, Heidi Blickenstaff, Sings at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Heidi Blickenstaff and Matt Wall, who performed 'Right Hand Man' from SOMETHING ROTTEN! (more...)

IF/THEN's Stunning Performances Intrigue Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2016

Who would have ever thought a musical about urban planning could be as effective and engaging, and as thoroughly compelling (if somewhat confusing and confounding, by turns) as If/Then, the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning (for Next to Normal) duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey? (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Elmwood Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Jun 6, 2016

Next to Normal at Elmwood Playhouse, Nyack, N.Y. -- a great success! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical Next to Normal, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Broadway's Chad Kimball Set to Appear on TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Chad Kimball will share his Tony Award predictions, along with our Hosts, as well as his Broadway journey to the big night.  Mr. Kimball will also give his personal insight to thriving in 'show biz' by profiling his secondary, cross-over ambitions with an honest look at the challenges and triumphs involved. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano to Make Solo Concert Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Summer
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano will make her solo concert debut at Feinstein's 54 Below this summer! There will be three performances on July 26th, July 29th, and July 30th. (more...)

Keegan Theatre to Present NEXT TO NORMAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Keegan Theatre presents Next to Normal, the groundbreaking and award-winning musical that explores how one suburban family copes with crisis. Next to Normal runs June 18, 2016, through July 10, 2016, at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. Directed by company member Colin Smith (Behanding in Spokane) and Keegan Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea (American Idiot), Next to Normal is a heartbreaking, humorous and unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of one family member's bipolar disorder. Each character's journey is punctuated by powerful lyrics and an electrifying score by Tom Kitt (American Idiot). Jake Null (2016 Helen Hayes Award winner, Outstanding Music Direction) music directs and Kurt Boehm (2016 Helen Hayes Award winner, Outstanding Ensemble)choreographs.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Capathia Jenkins is a Brooklyn-born actress who most recently starred as 'Medda' in the hit Disney production of Newsies' on Broadway. She made her debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of 'Turn Back, O Man'. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of 'The Washing Machine' in Caroline, Or Change and 'Frieda May' in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang 'Stop the Show' and brought the house down every night. (more...)

Broadway Vets Ashley Kate Adams and Jim Kierstead to Produce Short Film ACE
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A producing team with Broadway ties will produce 'ACE,' a short film that will begin principle photography in Los Angeles on Monday. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Ciara Renee, & Meghann Fahy to Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION Readings at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

A Lasting Impression Productions LLC is pleased to announce the readings of the new musical A Lasting Impression at New York Musical Festival will star Tony nominee JENNIFER DAMIANO (Next to Normal, American Psycho, Spring Awakening) as Kali, CIARA RENEE (Big Fish, Pippin) as Jo, and MEGHANN FAHY (Next to Normal) as Simone. KRISTA PIOPPI (Lazarus) will play Voice of Kali. Additional casting is yet to be announced. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers four tickets for the hit revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, plus a $250 gift card to Glass House Tavern. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

BWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 22, 2016

Next to Normal may not have Hamilton's name recognition; however it easily ranks as one of the greatest musicals of this century. Provocative and funny, topical and emotionally stirring, it's the musical art form at its best. DC theatergoers now have a fantastic opportunity to see the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama in a powerful, yet intimate, production at Keegan Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's New #Ham4Ham Host Rory O'Malley Mashes Up With Aaron Tveit in 360º
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

The current King George will be taking over hosting responsibilities after Miranda leaves on July 9th. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 22nd Summer Season to Continue with THE UNCIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring the return of THE UNCIVIL WAR in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer's performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) on the mainstage at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26-$32 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Victoria Clark, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony Sheldon & More Will Take Part in NYMF 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the initial slate of artists participating in NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Cast Announced for MNM Productions' THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today named the five-person cast of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, including such audience favorite tunes as All That Jazz, My Coloring Book and New York, New York. Conceived by David Thompson, Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman, the show will run for 15 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Thursday, August 4, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

New Songs by Tom Kitt Will Be Featured on USA's ROYAL PAINS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell makes a very special guest appearance on the TV Series 'Royal Pains,' airing on the USA Network on Wednesday, June 29. Playing himself, Bell performs an original song by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then) in a scene with Cloris Leachman, who guest stars as a London West End diva. Also making special guest appearances are Henry Winkler and Tony winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kathy Brier Set for Broadway Download on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The original 'Dream' Sheryl Lee Ralph and Hairspray's Kathy Brier are the guests for this week's TRENT ARMAND KENDALL Broadway Download, a new entertainment based digital radio show co-hosted by Richard E. Waits, every Wednesday, 5:00-5:55 PM. www.cityworldradio.com (more...)

BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa's Edgy CABARET Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2016

Aaron Castle as the Emcee and Lauren Buglioli as Sally Bowles shine in this memorable, devastating show. (more...)

Alice Ripley & More Set for 54 CELEBRATES NYC PRIDE at Feinstein's/54 Below, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Celebrates NYC Pride' on June 22 at 9:30 pm. Produced and directed by T. Oliver Reid, musical direction by Track Stark with Matt Scharfglass on bass and David Silliman on Drums. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Brian D'Arcy James to Star in Netflix's 13 REASONS WHY from Writer Brian Yorkey
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Brian D'Arcy James will star opposite Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh in Netflix's 13-episode series 13 REASONS WHY. (more...)

Brandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York/Seattle-based director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland, Lizard Boy) has been named as the new Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre. Ivie's main role will be as creative lead on new musical development through the company's Village Originals program, beginning July 1. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/14/2016 - Tony Awards Wrap-Up and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 14, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS:  We hope you have recovered from Sunday night's Tony Award's. Today we jump back into a wonderful week of Broadway and off-Broadway theatre- its (show) business as usual! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYC Gay Men's Chorus Tributes Orlando Shooting Victims with NEXT TO NORMAL Tune
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2016

While the Tony Awards dedicated last night's broadcast to the victim's of the Orlando shooting, others have been sending support in different ways. Below, watch as the NYC Gay Men's Chorus performs 'Light' from Next to Normal in loving tribute. (more...)

VIDEO: TO LIFE! The Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Perform on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

TO LIFE! The talented cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF performs on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Presenter Aaron Tveit Talks TONY Preparation on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Aaron Tveit stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about his new sci-fi CBS series BRAINDEAD, and revealed his own fear of alien abduction. Later, the GREASE LIVE star tells Stephen what it's like preparing to present at the Tonys. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present Preview of New Musical #MARS at St. Luke's Theatre, 6/22
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 11, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, a non-profit developmental organization founded 16 years ago by the late Director and Choreographer Bick Goss, announced that it will present a preview of the new musical #MARS at the St. Luke's Theatre on June 22 at 6:30 pm. (St. Luke's is at 308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.) With music by Willem Oosthuysen and book and lyrics by Laura Kleinbaum, #MARS is the story about how CBS-TV has conducted a worldwide search for qualified Americans to man the first ever mission to Mars. Tune in as Miami's premier plastic surgeon, everyone's favorite romance novelist, a girl next-door type, a retired mathematician in a wheelchair, and an actual astronaut takes human kind's next giant leap. (more...)

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Talks Presenting on This Year's TONY AWARDS on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Aaron Tveit visited today's LIVE WITH KELLY and chatted with Kelly Ripa and co-host Alec Baldwin about being a presenter at this Sunday's Tony Awards. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Who Created the Look of SHE LOVES ME? Meet Costume Designer Jeff Mashie!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2016

He's the man behind the looks of Rounabout's revival of SHE LOVES ME. Below, watch as Best Costume Design for a Musical Tony Nominee Jeff Mashie tell us why he has enjoyed this project beyond all others! (more...)

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