Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission


VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Talks Loneliness of Teen Life and Show's Connection with Fans on PBS NEWS HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a story of teen invisibility, strikes a poignant chord with its fans. Below, see what the team behind the show had to say about today's social media world and loneliness, the musical and more in their interview with PBS News Hour! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Greif
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Michael Greif, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Stanek, Eve Plumb and More in FAMILY TIES at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, THE INVISIBLE HAND Top 2017 Connecticut Theater Critics Circle Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

TheaterWork's production of the musical "Next to Normal" led the nominations for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards event to be held Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Do You Make a Mega-Hit? Michael Greif Explains the Magic of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2017

An emotionally harrowing journey, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a story that's hits home for a lot of its audience members. At the helm of this production is Michael Greif, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Director of a Musical for his part in bringing this story to life. Below, watch as he tries to remember when he first realized he wanted to be a director, and explain what it's like to constantly live in the world of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!  (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, INVISIBLE HAND Top Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nominations
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 5, 2017

Next to Normal, INVISIBLE HAND TOP Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nominations (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL to Kick Off 10th Season at Insight Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Insight's 10th season will open with Next to Normal, a rock musical opened on Broadway on April 2009 with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. (more...)

It Figures! Idina Menzel Will Lead Reading of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Who will star in the musical? Casting has not yet been announced, but BroadwayWorld has just learned that Idina Menzel will lead an upcoming New York City workshop. Menzel is not, however, expected to take part in the ART production, as she is set to star in Roundabout's Skintight, running May 31-August 26, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: BANDSTAND Gets a Lesson in Drumming and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Yesterday was Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week BANDSTAND star Laura Osnes got a lesson in drumming alongside her coffee, and THE BODYGUARD's Deborah Cox took a moment during the 200th show to explain how SIP works. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

VIDEO: Shuffle Down Memory Lane and Check Out Ben Platt in MAME in 2004
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2017

Unstoppable and adorable, Ben Platt has been strutting his stuff across the stage since he was just a kid. Check out the Tony nominee's 2004 run as Patrick in the Hollywood Bowl's production of MAME! (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Brink- the edge of a cliff or other high area, or the point at which something good or bad will happen. As we forge our future in a world plagued with decreasing faith in establishment and hyper-scrutiny toward marginalized communities, we look to use theatre as a tool to spread awareness of oft-ignored social problems. Our programming for our fourth inaugural season focuses on the importance of overcoming adversity, the fragility of mental health and the danger of repressed emotions. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

Jeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is excited to announce a surprise summer performance of Standup Shakespeare: A Concert Reading with music by Ray Leslee, book by Kenneth Welsh and words by Shakespeare, of course. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, showcases the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry alongside Broadway legends Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Lead AN ACT OF GOD at B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A series of tweets on the parody account @TheTweetofGod landed American comedy writer David Javerbaum a book deal. Eventually that book, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, was adapted for the stage and renamed as An Act of God. The stage version premiered at Broadway's Studio 54 Theatre in 2015 with Big Bang Theory sitcom star Jim Parsons in the leading role. A second run featured Will & Grace's Sean Hayes in the leading role, and now the B Street Theatre will give the holy role to Nick Cearley (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mike Faist Reveals How He Found His Connor Murphy
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 2, 2017

Just a little bit over a week away from Broadway's biggest night, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Mike Faist, is finally getting into the swing of awards season. The first-time Tony nominee has earned love from fans and critics alike for his complex portrayal of a teen in trouble. Below, watch as Faist chats with Richard Ridge about the complex Connor Murphy.  (more...)

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz & Christiane Noll & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) & Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award-Winner Scott Coulter and more to be announced are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Brand New Theatre Company Begins Inaugural Season with NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Next to Normal is best described as a 'feel everything' rock musical. Playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why) employs humor through funny lines and situations to balance and lighten the play's serious and painful situations of human life. The music by Tom Kitt (If/Then, Freaky Friday) provides pleasure in itself. The music connects to the audience's emotions in ways that simple spoken words cannot. Bringing these two masters together birthed this extraordinary, award winning masterpiece. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Richmond Triangle Players joyfully announces it is extending the smash, sell-out run of the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, is adding four performances and will now close on July 8, 2017.  The production is sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates 9 Years with All Star Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Soars to No. 1 Spot on iTunes Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

According to today's iTunes, the cast recording for the six-time Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN has soared to the top of the album chart. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Pollard's BRING IT ON is Campy Fun at its Finest
by Robert Barossi - Jun 13, 2017

Often, an audience member goes into a show with a certain set of expectations in mind. If you're seeing Shakespeare, you expect sonnets and iambic pentameter. If you're seeing Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams, you expect searing drama and representations of real, recognizable people and their very human problems. If you are seeing Bring It On: the Musical, based on the cult-favorite movie of the same name, you expect camp, fun, nothing to be taken too seriously and some excellent dance and cheerleading. All of that and more is found in the infectiously enjoyable production of Bring It On now running at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Announces One Day Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following box office sensations Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Man of La Mancha Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off it's 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse with a special One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls.  The One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 offers a 25% discount on all adult tickets when using promotional code DICE.  Tickets start as low as $30.00 and can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep's Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing will be available online from 7am to 11:59pm. Guys and Dolls begins performances September 19 and runs through October 29 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt & Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'Waving Through a Window' on THE TONYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Tony Award winner Ben Platt and the cast of the Tony-Award winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN performed the show's signature song 'Waving Through a Window' on last night's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

BWW Review: BPO BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! at KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 12, 2017

Broadway Trio Joins BPO for a COMEDY TONIGHT! The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pop Series concluded with a robust program entitled BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! Packed with gems from Broadway's hey day to present day blockbusters, the varied program allowed it three soloists to shine. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen had a big night at the 71st Annual Tony Awards, taking home a grand total of six statues. After things wrapped up at Radio City Music Hall, the cast celebrated at the Empire Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can catch photos below! (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Freaky Friday Director Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He earned the prestigious award last night at the American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Steven Levenson has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Alex Lacamoire Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Alex Lacamoire has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Rachel Bay Jones Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Telly Leung Celebrates His First Weekend in Agrabah and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Telly Leung took his first SIP in his exciting new role as Broadway's Aladdin, and friends from as close as Off-Broadway and far as LA shared their intermission activities. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares How He Cries Every Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Today, Ben Platt joined the table on ABC's 'The View' to talk about Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, in which his character gets caught up in a lie. Platt described it as a 'super morally ambiguous show in a really beautiful way about the good things that can come from lies' and shared how he is able to cry and sing at the same time for every performance. Watch the interview below! (more...)

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