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Next to Normal - 2009 - Broadway

$36.50 - $121.50

Next to Normal is a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics, and an electrifying score of more than 30 original songs, Next to Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.


Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Next to Normal

Not Ripley, believe it - New York Post
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, married in real life, now play Diana and her long-suffering husband, Dan (previously J. Robert Spencer). This Diana has a caustic, self-aware edge absent from Ripley's portrayal. Ripley exteriorized the character's mental anguish; the poised, lion-maned Mazzie plays things closer to the vest. While the impact of Diana's illness on her loved ones was always an integral part of the show, Mazzie's contained turn helps shift focus to the family dynamics.

Next To Normal - Entertainment Weekly
It's a tough sell: a rock musical about mental illness. One or two people losing their marbles is pretty much de rigeur in a play; where would Shakespeare, O'Neill, Williams, or Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) be without it? But composer Tom Kitt and lyricist-librettist Brian Yorkey chose to devote two hours and 20 minutes (and nearly 40 songs) to this generally unappealing subject; the result, in Next to Normal, is incongruously, sometimes agonizingly beautiful.



by Broadway Beat - January 16, 2011
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Upon closing, the musical will have played 21 previews and 733 performances. Next to Normal is performed at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th street). Here's a look back at Broadway Beat's segment with the show's original Broadway cast and production footage, whose performances won't soon be forgotten!
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2011
Uptown Players is pleased to announce that it will be presenting the startling new musical, Next To Normal, June 10 - July 2, 2011, at the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater. Uptown Players is among the first regional theaters in the United States to produce NEXT TO NORMAL, following its long Broadway run which ends on January 16, 2011, after 21 previews and 733 regular performances.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 7, 2010
Alice Ripley, Asa Somers, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey talk about Next to Normal - playing NOW at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, through January 2nd only!
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2010
Hollywood heavyweight Rob Reiner is eager to turn the Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical, Next to Normal into a movie musical. Says Reiner to The Malibu Times: 'I'd love to do Next to Normal...It's about ordinary people, but set to music. It's funny and dark and uplifting. You know, about real stuff.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2010
CBS 2's Dana Tyler sat down with Marin Mazzie and her husband Jason Danieley, the stars of Next To Normal.
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2010
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 16, 2011, announced Producer David Stone. Upon closing, the musical will have played 21 previews and 733 performances. Next to Normal is performed at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th street).
by Peter James Zielinski - November 8, 2010
On Friday, November 5, NEXT TO NORMAL star Jason Danieley unveiled his caricature at Sardi's. Danieley is currently starring on Broadway as Dan in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. He takes the stage every night alongside Broadway veteran and real life spouse Marin Mazzie. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 11, 2010
In light of the recent attention on suicide amongst gay youth driven by bullies, Broadway's Kyle Dean Massey (NEXT TO NORMAL) has teamed up with the Trevor Project for the 'It Gets Better' campaign, encouraging gay or questioning youth to hold their heads high and seek help. Click below to hear Kyle's story and how it does, in fact, get better.
by BWW News Desk - September 7, 2010
NEXT TO NORMAL stars, and real-life married couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are offering a pair of VIP tickets to the show and a backstage meet and greet for the highest bidding fan via CharityBuzz to benefit Rosie's Broadway Kids. Bidding is now open, currently at $350. The estimated value is listed at $1,500. Bidding closes on September 29, 2010. Click here to bid on a chance to meet Mazzie and Danieley following a performance of NEXT TO NORMAL and support Rosie's Broadway Kids!
by Nick Orlando - August 30, 2010
Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and her husband, Broadway veteran Jason Danieley, are starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, where they portray married couple Diana and Dan Goodman. Mazzie and Danieley first appeared on stage together in 1996 in the off-Broadway play, The Trojan Women: A Love Story.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 26, 2010
Marin Mazzie and real-life husband Jason Danieley joined Broadway's NEXT TO NORMAL at the Booth Theatre on July 19, 2010. Courtesy of NY-1 and NBC, the first clips of the pair in performance have circulated! Click below to hear the real-life married couple talk to NBC about playing a married couple eight times a week on stage and see them in action. Click here to see performance clips on NY-1.
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2010
The New York Times' TimesCenter series will feature two Summer Nights on Broadway events.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2010
The best of Broadway is being presented free on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm Presents Broadway in Bryant Park 2010' - a lunchtime series which began on Thursday, July 8th at 12:30pm on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and JCPenney 33rd & 6th, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the tenth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 12th.