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Rachel Bay Jones to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Center

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Oh, okay. Just take my money, Kennedy Center. I don’t need it or anything. That’s fine.

So exciting!!
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Yep, the daughter is going to drag me to DC on this one.

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I'm considering becoming an associate member just so I can get early access to these tickets lol. I saw they're going on sale to the public in September, but do we know if they will be released earlier? I do not want to miss this one.

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I was just looking on their calendar wondering when we might hear anything. How exciting. Early access is the earliest you can get them. This will be a very popular show, I'm glad I am a member.  

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After seeing Dear Evan Hansen the first time, I said to my wife that Rachel Bay Jones and Michael Park would be a perfect Diana/Dan team for N2N.  So that's one half of it....!

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But also BYE BYE BIRDIE!

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If anyone has the early access and might be willing to snag me a pair when they buy their own it would be very so so appreciated. I’d be coming all the way from Louisville, so joining to get it doesn’t make a ton of sense, but I really don’t want to miss out on tickets if this sells as well as most think it will.

Updated On: 3/28/19 at 10:50 PM
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It looks like member access starts 9/3/2019 and they go on sale to the general public 9/12/2019. People who have bought tickets from KenCen before, what's your experience with how fast they go? I'm thinking I'll just pay the associate member subscription to get the presale since I'm in NYC, but others aren't so lucky. Also, how many tickets are you allowed to purchase? I would need 3, so if you only get access to 2 tickets through the member presale, that wouldn't work for some folks. I'll also probably give KenCen a call lol so if I find the answers, I'll post here for anyone else. 

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Got my ticket when I renewed my subscription. Excited! I'm a big fan of these Center Stage shows.

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Does this transfer to Broadway, does it tour, any guesses?

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It could... but it could be just for the Kennedy Center. Seems too soon to bring it to NY...but shell be AMAZING.
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Since it's one of those half-staged concerts for the Kennedy Center, I don't see it coming to Broadway immediately. The story is so timeless that you would really need to come in with a strong concept to revive it for a Broadway audience, IMO. But a tour isn't out of the question. I don't know if she'll tour with it, but that would be awesome if they did a tour with her.

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Got my tickets already.  I have never seen this show, and was so excited when they announced!

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If ever there was an ideal actor to play this role, it's Rachel Bay Jones.  I'm sure she will be wonderful and terribly touching in the part and I wish I could see it.

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Can we get Second Stage to bring it in with Cromwell directing?!!
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Rachel Bay Jones is going to knock this out of the park
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I saw what this show did to Alice Ripley, by tour time she was burnt and probably shouldn't have done it.  Rachel beat my girl for DEH, I want SJB to play this role if it becomes a revival.  I can die happy after that.

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General sale started today. How is the balcony at the Kennedy Center. I bought two tickets in the balcony...they were $101 each with fees...
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For those of you interested in an ever so brief sneak peak/hint of what Jones will be like as Diana she joined Aaron Tveit and Jennifer Damiano on  "Super Boy and the Invisible Girl"  as part of the NYT TimesTalks  honoring Michael Greif in October 2016, right before DEH opened on Broadway. The entire Talk (about 1 hour 15 minutes) is well worth listening to with a lot of great reflections by Greif (and in addition to the aforementioned, Ben Platt, Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebeca Naomi Jones are also featured in musical numbers--with no less than Alex Lacamoire as accompanist!)  but "SB and the IG" starts at about 41:23.                    

https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/videos/timestalks-broadway/10150945570174999/

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For those who use MyTix, does the Kennedy Center typically offer MyTix for the Broadway Center Stage productions? 

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dukes3 said: "For those who use MyTix, does the Kennedy Center typically offer MyTix for the Broadway Center Stage productions?"

I wouldn’t think they will for this, it seems to be very well sold.

I’m going on the first and cannot wait!! Jones will be incredible. Hope we get a full cast announcement soon 

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dukes3 said: "For those who use MyTix, does the Kennedy Center typically offer MyTix for the Broadway Center Stage productions?"

I wouldn’t think they will for this, it seems to be very well sold.

I’m going on the first and cannot wait!! Jones will be incredible. Hope we get a full cast announcement soon 

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dukes3 said: "For those who use MyTix, does the Kennedy Center typically offer MyTix for the Broadway Center Stage productions?"

Yes they typically do. It a KC production so I think they have more say if/how many they can allocate (whereas with tours I presume they need to negotiate with production company). Tommy and Footloose were both on MyTix in previous years but sold out very quickly. IIRC there were a few releases of MyTix tickets for Footloose leading up to the show since it didn't sell as well. If you join the FB group the moderator (thats also KC staff) is very good at communicating what will be on MyTix and when it goes on sale so you can set alarm. Enjoy while you can,  I aged out this year and it sucks. You can find me in the cheapest rear balcony lol 

On related note as there been any other casting announcements? I know these typically are put together pretty last minute but we are only a few weeks out and only two leads have been announced (that I am aware of)

ETA: update from FB group mod as of yesterday 1/3 "Hi guys! We still haven't secured a MyTix offer for BCS: Next to Normal, but if we do, the MyTix offer will likely be made available a few days before the performances offered. I'll continue to update this thread as I know more!"

Updated On: 1/4/20 at 01:34 PM
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Any update on the rest of the cast?

Henry, Natalie, and Gabe have yet to be announced from what I can see.

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