The Gallery Players Present NEXT TO NORMAL, 9/13-10/05

Gallery rocks Brooklyn once again as it kicks off Season 48 with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, September 13-October 5. Written by If/Then collaborators Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, this groundbreaking rock musical tells the story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder, and the effect it has on her family. The production features an exceptional cast lead by Carman Napier* and Gallery alum Chris Caron*. Filling out the cast are Lindsay Bayer, Luke Hoback*, Benjamin Sheff and John Wascavage*.

The show is produced by Gallery President Mark Harborth, directed by Michael Bello, with Choreography by Courtney Laine Self, Sets by Anne Sherer, Lighting by Scott Andrew Cally, Costumes by Heather Carey, Props by Sara Slagle, Sound by Jacob Subotnick, and Musical Direction by Samuel Shull.

Next To Normal opens Saturday evening, September 13th , and runs through Sunday, October 5th , 2014. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. There will be a Saturday 2:00 pm performance on September 27th and October 4th. Tickets are $18 for Adults and $14 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Tom Kitt (Music) Tom received the 2010 Pulitzer for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next To Normal. In addition, his work on Next To Normal received the Frederick Loewe Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Score. Tom is responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day's American Idiot on Broadway, and provided additional arrangements for their studio albums, 21st Cenury Breakdown and "Uno!," "Dos!" and "Tre!" As a composer, credits include the Broadway shows, High Fidelity and Bring It On: The Musical; The Winter's Tale and All's Well That Ends Well (The Public's NYSF). As an arranger, conductor, and musical director, other credits include Pitch Perfect, Everyday Rapture, 13, Laugh Whore, and Debbie Does Dallas.

Brian Yorkey (Book and Lyrics) Broadway: Next To Normal (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score); The Last Ship, with Sting and John Logan, coming to Broadway in the fall of 2014. Other theatre credits: Making Tracks (Off-Broadway, regional, international), the musical adaptation of Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet, and the country musical Play It By Heart. Brian has directed Off-Broadway and regionally and for seven years was Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre in Washington State, one of the nation's leading producers of new musicals. He's a graduate of Columbia University, where he was Artistic Director of the Varsity Show, an alum of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.

(*member of Actor's Equity Association)

A New York institution since 1967 - nealy 50 years - The Gallery Players' season comprises three plays and three musicals from both the classic and contemporary repertoire; the season finale is the annual Black Box New Play festival, which workshops and presents world premier productions of works by emerging playwrights. Gallery has received the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, a multitude of New York Innovative Theater (IT) nominations and awards, and has earned the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret." The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the F Train to 4th Avenue or the R Train to 9th Street. By car: the BQE to Hamilton Avenue, to 14th Street. For additional information, visit the Gallery Players website:

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