Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission


Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Host BOUND FOR BROADWAY 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Don't miss your chance to see the next Hamilton before anyone else! An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway previews four of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Troy Civic Theatre
by Jenni Cypher - Sep 27, 2018

Mental illness is not your usual subject matter for a musical.  Although it is not a light, toe-tapping kind of musical, Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey however, manages to be an entertaining and thought provoking evening of theatre.  It offers a peak into the lives of one family and their struggles and fears related to the mental illness of their matriarch and the damage left behind. (more...)

Mill Mountain Theatre Announces Exciting 2019 Season
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 27, 2018

Mill Mountain Theatre's upcoming 2019 season will consist of four main stage musicals on the Trinkle, three shows for Young Audiences, two productions in the Waldron Fringe Series, and two concerts in their Music Series. A brilliant balance of shows that all will enjoy. (more...)

MAC To Produce Groundbreaking NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) has announced production of the critically acclaimed 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 Tony-winning musical Next to Normal. Described as 'an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness,' this will be the very first production anywhere in the area. Performances are scheduled for November 1-3 and 8-10 at 8:00 pm and November 4 at 2 pm. (more...)

CSC Presents Caryl Churchill Double-Bill BLUE KETTLE & HERE WE GO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced the cast of the first production of its 2018-19 Season: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice. The production runs November 7-18 at the Black Box Theater, Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

VIDEO: Ma-Anne Dionisio and Louise Pitre Will Lead NEXT TO NORMAL in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Sep 24, 2018

Broadway vets Ma-Anne Dionisio (Flower Drum Song) and Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia, Tony Nomination) will appear in the off-Mirvish production of Next to Normal, beginning April 26th in Toronto - presented in partnership with The Musical Stage Company who recently presented the professional Toronto premiere of Fun Home. (more...)

BWW Review: MAME at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Sep 24, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild's production of 'Mame' wowed a Sunday evening audience with its broad comedy, Jerry Herman's tuneful score, and winning performances from its cast. The staged reading included full costumes, choreography, and some wonderfully funny moments, thanks to Lewis Wilkenfled's skillful directing. (more...)

Bid Now to Win A VIP Trip to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

See the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen in premium seats and take a backstage tour after the show! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Previews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Troy Civic Theatre
by Jenni Cypher - Sep 20, 2018

Troy Civic Theatre is opening the 2018-19 season with the Broadway rock musical. Next to Normal.  A modern look at mental illness and its effects on the individual and their family, the show was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, and the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2009 (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

Jacqueline Salvador, Heather Sawyer and More to Star in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Atlantic for Kids presents the world premiere production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring words and music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald to kick off their season. (more...)

The Broadway Community Mourns The Passing of Marin Mazzie
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report yesterday the passing of Marin Mazzie at age 57. Mazzie had previously suffered from and shared publicly her battle with ovarian cancer. The news was confirmed to BWW by her publicist. The Broadway community took to social media to share memories and condolences. See some of the tributes to Maxwell below. (more...)

BWW Review: LYRIC Arts Explores Parallel Lives In Phenomenal Musical IF/THEN
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Sep 14, 2018

On September 7, Anoka's Lyric Arts opened a Drama League Award Winning musical 'If/Then.' In this edgy, provocatives production, Tom Kitt's music complimented with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey creates a musical force as they did in their Pulitzer Prize winning 'Next to Normal.' Their 2014 'IF/THEN' production opened at New York's Richard Rodgers Theater and details the life of 38 year old Elizabeth. Throughout the play of her parallel lives, she ruminates about day to day choices she makes: the what if to where a person deciders to be, including what cities to live in, which career opportunities to pursue, and which people to hold in her heart, at any given moment that creates a memorable journey for audiences. The entertaining and intriguing musical poses some philosophical questions for Elizabeth, who earns her living as a PhD in Urban Planning, and hence, the audience, too. As this musical sings, 'the next turn at the corner may change your life forever. (more...)

Six Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie September 19th
by Alan Henry - Sep 14, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)

Tony Nominee Joey McKneely Presents SHADOWS, A New Dance Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Joey McKneely, teams with award-winning playwright, Randall David Cook, to bring you a new dance musical with music and lyrics by Edison Woods, Maxim Moston and Karen Bishko. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Gets SE Regional Premiere By Slow Burn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Hailed by The Washington Post as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale," Disney's Freaky Friday opens Slow Burn Theatre's season at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, October 18-Sunday, November 4. (more...)

BoHo Theatre Announces Cast of 110 in the Shade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

BoHo Theatre brings its 2018 season to a close with the classic musical romance 110 IN THE SHADE with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (the songwriting team of THE FANTASTICKS and I DO! I DO!), and book by N. Richard Nash, based on his play THE RAINMAKER. (more...)

Adelphi Presents The Future Of Musical Theater at LARSON LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Since 2015, Adelphi University has given creators an opportunity to showcase their work to new audiences through the Larson Legacy Concert Series. On Sunday, September 23, Jonathan Larson Grant winner Jay Adana will present pieces from her new musical The Loophole in the OlmstedTheatre at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC), One South Ave, Garden City, New York. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Has Passed Away at Age 57
by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Marin Mazzie at age 57. Mazzie had previously suffered from and shared publicly her battle with ovarian cancer. (more...)

Tickets for DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Las Vegas On Sale Sept. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. (more...)

TRUMAN AND THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL Makes World Premiere At Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The Greenhouse Theater Center and Forum Productions are pleased to present the world premiere of the historical drama TRUMAN AND THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, written David Cohen (aka William Spatz) and directed by Randy White (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alexandra Silber & More Celebrate Angela Lansbury At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will celebrate of the life and work of legend Angela Lansbury with "The Angela Lansbury Power Playlist LIVE!" on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

PRINZE, THE ONE-MAN SHOW Comes to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Legendary actor and comedian Freddie Prinze comes to life on stage when Frigid New York, in association with Prinze LLC., presents PRINZE: THE ONE-MAN SHOW. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Hosts an Evening with Kate Baldwin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes Tony Award nominee KATE BALDWIN for her West Coast cabaret debut on Sunday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. in a new show titled How'd You Get This Number? featuring signature songs from her acclaimed performances in Finian's Rainbow, Giant, Big Fish and Hello Dolly!  (more...)

Casting Announced For The San Francisco Playhouse Production Of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back to the Grind!
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - Oct 5, 2018

Hello Broadwayworld! It's Lea coming to you from Queens College. Let me be the first to officially welcome everyone back to school and welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year. (more...)

TRU Announces Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch, One-on-One Networking with Commercial and Indie Producers on October 21, 2018 from 4:30-8:30pm at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 11th Floor. Session 1 coaching at 4:30, pitching at 5:30; Session 2 coaching at 5:30, pitching at 6:30. (more...)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Stages NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT) is proud to present Next to Normal weekends from October 26 to November 11, 2018. (more...)

Brief 10/4: TINA is Coming to Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 4, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2019, and more! (more...)

Broadway Musical NEXT TO NORMAL To Play Monongalia Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The Monongalia Arts Center is hosting 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 Tony-winning musical "Next to Normal" from Nov. 1-12. The musical tells a story of a family that is dealing with the effects of mental illness. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Middle Tennessee State University's REGAN HOLMBERG
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 3, 2018

Following a summer spent as an intern with Studio Tenn (and appearing in the company's production of Frankenstein), Regan Holmberg finds herself in the midst of her junior year at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and already is hard at work on her first show of the semester. In fact, she predicts fall semester 2018 is going to be as jam-packed as her summer was as Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine opens in MTSU's Dorethe Tucker Theatre tonight. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley, and More to Perform at ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. is pleased to announce the initial list of performers that will appear at the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

David Cromer to Direct NEXT TO NORMAL in Chicago, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces casting for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit) and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. Next to Normal runs May 8 - June 16, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Louis Hobson, Chelsea LeValley Light Up JANE EYRE at ArtsWest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

In an updated chamber version never before seen on the West Coast, ArtsWest will next stage John Caird & Paul Gordon's Tony-nominated musical JANE EYRE, adapted from Charlotte Bronte's classic story of passion, self-discovery, and freedom. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until December 23. (more...)

VIDEO: The Touring Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform the National Anthem
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2018

The First National Tour cast of Dear Evan Hansen performed the National Anthem at Denver Broncos' football game yesterday, watch the performance below! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL is Next Up at Casa Manana
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Casa Mañana continues celebrating its 60th anniversary season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. The show runs November 3-11. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Levi Ross & Jessica Phillips Connecting Truthfully
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2018

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) makes its second stop of its 23-city national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre with opening night set for October 19, 2018. I had the opportunity to sit down with two of the leads of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. I joined Ben Levi Ross (Evan Hansen) and Jessica Phillips (Heidi Hansen) in the expansive Founders' Room of the Ahmanson Theatre for a private interview. (more...)

Surflight to Hold World Premiere Workshop of TRANSGENDER STILLBORN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The world-premiere workshop presentation of Nicholas Kaminski's original musical Transgender Stillborn will be held at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, New Jersey, at Nov. 11 at 5 PM. The reading will be free and open to the public. (more...)

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS Celebrates National Coming Out Day
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2018

The cast of Broadway's Head Over Heels is celebrating National Coming Out Day with some words of wisdom, hope. and pride. Check out the talented troupe below spreading the love for National Coming Out Day! (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL is 'Alive' at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
by Anne Simendinger - Oct 12, 2018

WFIT's Next to Normal takes audience members on a cathartic, emotional rollercoaster, that lets them walk out of the theater having experienced something larger than themselves. Feeling like you wish you were there? You still have time to catch Next to Normal through October 21.  (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Jessie Mueller, Aaron Tveit, Mariska Hargitay, and More Support Survivors of Sexual Violence at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Angel Band Project presents, 'An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz & Friends - A Benefit to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence', Monday, November 12, 2018 at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York City, NY, two-sets, 7:00pm and 10pm. This one-night only event will be hosted by Mariska Hargitay (more...)

Photo Flash: BOUND FOR BROADWAY Comes to Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway previews four of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Nine Performances Added To HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre today announced that due to overwhelming demand, nine additional performances have been added to Skylight's holiday show, Hairspray. The show, which opens Friday, November 16 will now run through Sunday, December 30, 2018 with special early bird and family-friendly performance times added throughout the run.   (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSES Launches Digital Lottery in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The First North American Tour of "Dear Evan Hansen" will begin a digital lottery for the Los Angeles run at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Monday, October 15 at 11 a.m. Fans can submit for the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Casting of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 21st annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run November 3 - December 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run November 3 - November 7. Opening night is Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Grinch is directed by James Vasquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - Oct 11, 2018

'Hate causes us to say and do things we normally wouldn't. This hate isn't limited just to the gay community, which is why I think this play speaks to audiences of all gender, orientation, identity, race, etc.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Tisch New Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

New York University's Tisch New Theatre is proud to present Next to Normal, the award-winning contemporary rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is an electrifying look at the effects of mental illness. It explores the story of a suburban family learning to cope with crisis, memory, and grief as Diana, the mother, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Diana struggles through a series of invasive medical treatments while attempting to remain stable with her depressed husband, her anxious teenage daughter, and above all, her elusive son, who is always on her mind. (more...)

Broadway Will Pay Tribute to Marin Mazzie at Memorial Service on October 25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

It was announced today, by husband Jason Danieley, a celebration of the life and Broadway legacy of Marin Mazzie will take place at the Gershwin Theatre, October 25th beginning at 1:30pm, for friends, family and the theatre community. There will be performances and testimonials from loved ones and theatre colleagues to pay tribute to the three-time Tony Award nominee who passed away on September 13th after a three-year tenacious struggle with ovarian cancer.  A dimming of all the marquees on Broadway took place on September 19th as a sign of the impact Marin made through her many appearances on Broadway and concert stages throughout the country. (more...)

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