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Next to Normal - 2010 - US Tour

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

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Knight Theater

(Charlotte, NC)
430 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with The Broadhurst at 100! 54 Celebrates The Broadhurst Theatre.
by Martin Ganeider - May 29, 2020
Dear diary, the virus ( from this day on I refuse to say the name of the virus out loud like Harry Potter has done it with Vo.... you know who) is still dancing through our lives and got mostly everything on hold. Our way back to (next to) normal is like a bus ride down a bumpy long road into the unknown. (sorry not sorry for the catchy tune) Since the world is in a Lockdown for quite a while, we got used to wearing masks in public and dressing up properly for Home Office Video Conferences. Here might be another great opportunity to dress up. Robino Rich, well know TV-Host (Backstage reports for DISNEY, STAGE ENTERTAINMENT, and others) and Youtuber, presents a 90 Minute Musical Concert called RICHIE'S MUSICAL SHOW with the likes of Anja Backus, Gino Emnes, Richard Fuchs, Lisa Antoni, Maren Somberg, Marcella Adema, Maricel Wölk, Ornella de Santis, Raphael Groß, and Yvonne Köstler. The concert will take place on June 7th, at 7 p.m. CEST on Youtube. To enter the 'show' you need to buy a ticket ( and of course put on something beautiful for a special night at your living room) click here to find out more.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Today (May 29) in live streaming: Montego Glover visits Backstage LIVE, the cast of Dear Evan Hansen takes over Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Today (May 28) in live streaming: Josh Groban is back for movie night, Steven Pasquale has a Classic Conversation, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Today (May 27) in live streaming: Chad Kimball visits Backstage Live, Debra Messing and Victoria Clark visit Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020
DAN DELUCA (Newsies) and BEN COOK (Mean Girls, Newsies) have teamed up for a special musical episode of The Field's new web series, The Invisible Things. What happens when the ghost of a genius drops in on Danny D and his friend, Benson (from the tiny door).
by BWW Prompts - May 27, 2020
We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce plans for the company's 2020/21 Season with a new adaptive producing model, one committed to remaining flexible and responsive to current events and that allows the theatre to welcome patrons back to the theatre when the time is right. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Syracuse Stage has launched a live, virtual silent auction as part of its annual fundraiser, Together for Stage, an online event that replaces the originally planned April 24 Gala at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.
by Laura Iniguez - Jun 4, 2020
La oferta cultural que se ofrece ahora vía online nos ha permitido ver espectáculos de manera muy especial.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Casa Mañana introduces new Online Academy to its education program, connecting industry professionals directly with aspiring theatre students. Students can take classes from Broadway veterans in subjects like vocal techniques, building your audition book, choreography, acting for film or how to best use social media. Private voice lessons are also available. Classes available for ages 3 a?" 19.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2020
In an exclusive video, Caitlin Kinnunen shared her story of coming out, and provided advice to other LGBTQ+ people who are struggling to come out.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette debuted a video of her exclusive remix of 'Smiling' by DJ/producer, Bil Bless.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Brian d'Arcy James originated the role of King George in the sold-out Off-Broadway run of Hamilton at The Public Theater. In 2015, immediately following Hamilton, Brian starred in the Broadway musical SOMETHING ROTTEN.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020
Today's top stories: Six will be performed in drive-in venues in the U.K., a new trailer has dropped for Hamilton on Disney+, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Play Reading Fridays, which usually donates all proceeds to The Actor's Fund has chosen to donate all proceeds to The Trevor Project for their upcoming live stream of Bert V. Royal's satire DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
The eighth annual 'Night of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Sayre - will be presented as a streaming online event on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Broadway has the Tonys. Hollywood has the Oscars. Now Thespians have the Thespys. The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2020
Broadway baby Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Grease: Live) gives a one-of-a-kind spin on one of Sondheim's greatest hits, from this Pasadena POPS performance from 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two dynamic and creative entertainers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020
From the musical theatre writing team Dahan & D'Angelo comes STARRY, a new musical. STARRY is the story about two brothers, Theo and Vincent van Gogh, and their journey together to find the power of expression.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The show must go on! From Bucks County to the world, Bristol Riverside Theatre brings its Summer Music Fest into homes, vacation homes or anywhere its audience may be for 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) today announced a new lineup of participants in the free online version of its signature series Classic Conversations, hosted by John Doyle and focused on Doyle's highly anticipated, postponed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins. 
by Student Blogger: Maeve Reilly - Jun 10, 2020
'Share the Spotlight' will feature current University of Colorado Boulder theatre students and recent grads - first up is Brendan Lynch!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Este miércoles hablamos de los Premios más importantes de Broadway y contaremos con el ganador a la Mejor Coreografía por AIN'T TOO PROUD en 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County, NJ's leading professional theatre, brings its 17th annual celebration of theatre and baseball into living rooms and bleacher seats all across the country with 7th Inning Stretch: from the dugout.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2020 summer season which will be held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
Need something new to read, listen to, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Dayton Live has announced it will welcome the first Dayton engagement of HAMILTON to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center next year in the 2021-2022 Season.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 8, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Central Florida Community Arts is kicking off the Summer by celebrating the CFCArts Theatre's fifth season, launching virtual play readings from its previous Time to Write challenge, producing a Virtual Staff & Board Cabaret, and offering virtual summer camps for all students in pre-K to grade 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Today, Signature Theatre released the inaugural episode of The Signature Show, a biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and tributes to the past, present and future of Signature Theatre.
by Student Blogger: Gillian Lintz - Jul 29, 2020
These shows are important and necessary, but are unfortunately often not performed or are greatly censored in high schools, and even some colleges. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Michael Lavine is presenting a special Webinar Zoominar benefit series: MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE. The final of the three decades THE FABULOUS FORTIES will be tomorrow Thursday, July 30th at 3:30 pm ET with live performances from Broadway and Cabaret acclaimed artists as well as some Premiere recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, and Rachel Bay Jones will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
New York Youth Symphony has announced the third season of its Musical Theater Songwriting Program. Led by director Anna K. Jacobs, and in partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts, New York Film Academy, New York Songspace, and Maestra, the program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes.
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2020
On June 8th, North Carolina Theatre announced that based on recommendations from the City of Raleigh and given the circumstances surrounding the current health pandemic, they ended up canceling the remainder of their 2019-20 Season, which includes productions of Memphis, The Sound of Music, and Edges.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Weathervane has announced Speak Up, Sing Out: Voices of Generations United - Weathervane's first ever drive in concert.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Centre Stage has announced that Laura Nicholas has been promoted to the role of managing artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
The West End production of Moulin Rouge! has been delayed until Autumn 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Today (July 14) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin hosts a listening party and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Ann Hampton Callaway (platinum-selling singer/songwriter), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), and Billy Stritch (Grammy Award-winning songwriter and vocalist) have joined the roster for the eighth annual 'Night of A Thousand Judys.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Michael Mott & Friends Live at Home continues tonight with Jenna Ushkowitz & Darnell Abraham.
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 5, 2020
North Star Theatre, a new company, is opening in the Coachella Valley. In October, when North Star hopes to present its first production, a musical, it will still probably be necessary to protect patrons and actors via masks and social distancing. North Star will use a drive-in theater concept to protect patrons and company members.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
A MUSICAL about mental health is making its way to Melville Theatre. 
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020
On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
The six-part serialized story (available in a podcast) and song cycle (released as a music video) called Ghosts of the Royal Alex continues today with a new chapter and new song release.