Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Insight Theatre Celebrates 2018 Season In Grand Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

???????Insight Theatre Company will be celebrating their 11th Season and 2nd year as a .ZACK resident arts organizations.  'I am thrilled to announce that Insight will be performing their 2018 season at the Kranzberg Arts Center, The Grandel and the .ZACK.," states Maggie Ryan, Insight's Artistic Director.  "our upcoming season offers the comedy/drama THE LAST ROMANCE which reminds us that it is never too late to be in love; the Oscar Wilde classic comedy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with a surprise performance; "women in science" will be emphasized in SILENT SKY, a moving production about the remarkable Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt; and our annual intern show will be the warm hearted and entertaining musical HONK. We believe we have a wonderful 11th season offering terrific INSIGHTS in a variety of productions with superb casts." (more...)

A BRONX TALE is Launching a North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

They're on the move! A Bronx Tale has just announced a national tour heading out in Fall 2018. (more...)

The Green Room 42 presents THE SHAKESPEAREAN JAZZ SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of "The Shakespearean Jazz Show" featuringFun Home star and Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs and the Nine Worthies jazz ensemble in the exciting and original "The Shakespearean Jazz show" for two nights onFriday, February 2 and Friday, February 9.The show is directed by Emily Grill, produced by Ari Conteand Emily Grill, and features original music by Patrick Greeley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RAGTIME at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

From the volatile melting pot of New York City at the dawn of a new century, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAGTIME, kicking off Marriott Theatre's 2018 Season, January 24 through March 18, 2018 with a press opening on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Winners Announced for 28th Annual LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The 28th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. (more...)

VIDEO: RAGTIME Brings the Turn of the Century to the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2018

From the volatile melting pot of New York City at the dawn of a new century, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAGTIME, kicking off Marriott Theatre's 2018 Season, January 24 through March 18, 2018 with a press opening on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a powerful score by the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, RAGTIME is a sweeping musical portrait of America. Seven-time Jeff Award winner Nick Bowling (The Bridges of Madison County, Man of La Mancha, The King and I) returns to Marriott Theatre to direct, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and Choreography by Kenneth L. Roberson. (more...)

OTHER WORLD, A New Musical By Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen & Ann McNamee To Have Industry Lab Presentations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

OTHER WORLD, a new musical with an original score and story by Tony Award Nominee Hunter Bell (book), Obie Award winner Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), and singer-songwriter and author Ann McNamee (music and lyrics) will have an invitation-only developmental lab presentation on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 at Jerome Robbins Theatre at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W. 37th Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Media's "NEXT TO NORMAL" is Next to Perfect!
by Pati Buehler - Feb 7, 2018

Director/Choreographer Geoffrey Goldberg returns to the Media after his wonderful work on Media's Billy Elliot to take the helm of this award winning emotionally charged production. Surrounded by an outstanding principle cast led by Philly area favorites Krissy Fraelich and Ben Dibble (Diana & Dan), this brave production unfolds. Far from a 'feel good' show and more of a 'feel everything' experience, Next is To Normal the musical is the portrait of a manic-depressive mother, the people she loves and the pain that cripples her and prevents a typical suburban family from living a 'normal' life. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns To the Catalina in Hollywood With Hosts J. Elaine Marcos and Michelle Ortiz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music (ALNM) presents its sixteenth concert of the latest 'new or unheard' musical theatre songs at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. Be among the first to discover the best new writing for Broadway, brought to life by LA's premier performing artists and the ALNM band. The event is co-hosted by Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos (ANNIE, PRISCILLA) and MadTV's Michelle Ortiz under the guest music direction of singer, songwriter, and arranger Jan Roper (Hollywood Bowl, Musical Theatre Guild). (more...)

The Little OPERA Theatre presents The New York City Premiere Of Johann Adolph Hasse's PIRAMO E TISBE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

??????? The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque, presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets are $35 and are available at   Based upon the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses with a libretto by Marco Coltellini, Piramo e Tisbe is byJohann Adolph Hasse, a pivotal opera composer of the 18th Century celebrated for his sweet and tender melodies. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. (more...)

Breaking: FALSETTOS Will Launch National Tour in 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

A North American Tour is announced today for the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Production of FALSETTOS, William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. This production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival when it returned to Broadway in Fall 2016, and this production will tour North America in the coming season. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend, Lea Salonga
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 5, 2018

On Monday, February 5 Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner Lea Salonga. For the episode, Salonga Talks about taking on the role of Erzule, The Goddess of Love in Michael Arden's Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, which is currently playing at The Circle in the Square theater on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christiane Noll, Devin Ilaw, Darius De Haas, Krystina Alabado, F. Michael Haynie And Colin Hanlon in Benefit Reading Of NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company/Rachel Kunstadt presented a one-night-only benefit staged reading of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at JCC Manhattan, (366 Amsterdam Avenue). (more...)

HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More Included in Straz Center For The Performing Arts Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2018

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Broadway musical, Hamilton will play its premiere Tampa engagement, Feb. 12-March 10, 2019, and anchor the 2018-2019 Bank of America Broadway at The Straz season. The Broadway series is also headlined by the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY Gets The Chaffin's Barn Musical Treatment
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2018

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville's iconic professional theater, opens its 2018 season - its 52nd! - with an entertaining, if somewhat overly long, production of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical with a starry musical theater pedigree. (more...)

BWW Interview: Etai Benson Talks Hearing the Ocean Nightly in THE BAND'S VISIT
by Julie Musbach - Feb 24, 2018

Etai Benson is currently charming audiences on Broadway with his portrayal of the young and terribly relatable Papi in The Band's Visit, not at all bleak and beige and blah, blah, blah... Benson has previously been seen as Boq in Wicked and Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris. Yet it's this project, he says, that he fought the hardest for describing the film as very striking for him as an Israeli and Papi as something of a dream role. BroadwayWorld got to speak to him about the his journey with The Band's Visit and more. (more...)

Brian Justin Crum Added To Talent Line Up At Bucks County Playhouse For DANCE TO THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

"America's Got Talent" 2016 Finalist Brian Justin Crum has been added to the cast of "Dance to the Movies" for its upcoming engagement at Bucks County Playhouse. Crum joins Tony Dovolani, a Mirror Ball Trophy Winner and celebrity pro from "Dancing with the Stars," and Anna Trebunskaya, also a "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity pro and fan favorite, in this high-powered cast. "Dance to the Movies" is being presented as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series. The show will take over the playhouse stage March 7 - 11.  (more...)

Kerry O'Malley, Deedee Magno Hall, and Tony Award Nominee Valarie Pettiford Join 'A Little New Music'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

???????A Little New Music will spotlight a diverse array of artists performing new and unheard musical theatre songs in a classic cabaret setting at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30pm.  Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series discover firsthand pieces of musical theatre that could become Broadway hits. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Ben Fankhauser, Jennifer Damiano, Natalie Weiss & More Belt Out Demi Lovato
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2018

Broadway Loves Demi Lovato! See Broadway stars like Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal), Natalie Weiss (Wicked) sing some of Demi's hottest hits at Feinstein's/54 Below. From the 2008 Camp Rock bop 'This Is Me' to the title song of her newest album Tell Me You Love Me, this set list bounces all over Demi's discography. (more...)

BMI Announces Winter 'Smoker' Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its winter "Smoker" on Thursday, March 8th 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. The event, held at BMI's headquarters in New York City (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St. 30th Floor), will showcase new works written and performed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® Award-winning workshop.  (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY to Debut At Horizon Theatre, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Atlanta theatergoers invited to enjoy spunky musical about a perfectly imperfect family (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz and Anne L. Nathan To Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street), Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz in Lauren Taslitz (Book/Lyrics) and Danny Ursetti's (Music) original song cycle REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING. Performed one night only on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 9:30PM. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS Announces Final Extension, National Tour to Launch This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Eva Price and Sucker Love Productions have announced the third and final extension of the hit New York Premiere engagement of CRUEL INTENTIONS - the new musical nightlife experience based on Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film. The musical, which began as a ten-week run starting November 17, 2017, will now play twenty-one weeks and 112 performances by its conclusion on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

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

Tickets Available For Sarasota Orchestra's Outdoor Pops Concert Field Of Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The Sarasota Orchestra presents a family-friendly outdoor Pops concert at Ed Smith Stadium, in conjunction with the Orioles' Arts in the Ballpark series. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Media Theatre presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

'Next to Normal' is a contemporary family drama, about a woman's struggle with mental illness, and the effects of her illness on her family. It is on at The Media Theatre now throughFebruary 25. For tickets, visit or call 610-891-0100. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 19, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Adam Kantor back to the podcast. Kantor, currently co-starring as Telephone Guy in the critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND'S VISIT shares stories of how he won the role, working with the creative team on creating the role, and perfecting his character's haunting and beautiful song 'Answer Me.' (more...)

by Felicitas de la Fare - Feb 19, 2018

Florencia Otero and German 'Tripa' Tripel visited NYC and made their dream come true: get to know the city and perform at different venues. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Greater Boston Stage Company at The Irish and How They Got That Way, created by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes). This musical revue is a celebration of a heritage that confronts adversity with determination, good humor, and a love of life. McCourt's wit, insight and boundless love for the Irish are underscored by music extending from the auld Irish folk ballads to World War II standards, and beyond. Directed by Dawn Simmons, performances run March 8 - 25, 2018. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Ben Fankhauser, Alice Ripley & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

HAMILTON To Anchor SunTrust Broadway At DPAC's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's, 2018 / 2019 Season. It's our "New York, New York" Season with all eight shows being current or recent hits direct-from-Broadway. The eleventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC begins this fall, anchored by HAMILTON, and featuring 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award-winning, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and 2017 Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)

by Christine Swerczek - Feb 17, 2018

BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE HANGOVER CABARET held just after Valentine's Day at The Max in Omaha, was one more fun music and humor filled evening. Sarah Gibson, Ashley Laverty, and Mallory Vallier put together a two act show featuring local actors singing about the ups and downs of love. (more...)

Video: Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Actresses Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid' and 'Something Rotten!' on Broadway and the stage production of 'Freaky Friday') and Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale,' 'Liv and Maddie') will STAR in an update of the American classic 'Freaky Friday,' a Disney Channel musical comedy set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. See the brand-new trailer below! (more...)

BWW Feature: 74.14 - 40 ANOS DE MÚSICA returns to CASINO ESTORIL
by Carlota Costa - Feb 15, 2018

After selling out Coliseu de Lisboa, Coliseu do Porto (2014) and Salão Preto & Prata (2016), 74.14 - 40 ANOS DE MÚSICA returns to Casino Estoril for four shows only. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The 28th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. (more...)

Alice Ripley to Debut New Solo Show RIPLEY PRESCRIPTION at the Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner Alice Ripley in her debut of her new show 'Ripley Prescription' on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 PM. Featuring everything from pop/rock hits to musical theatre standards, this one night only engagement is a rare opportunity to experience an extraordinary evening of storytelling and song by a performer the NY Daily News called 'a musical theatre legend.' (more...)

Must-See Musical CHILDREN OF GOD Opens at the Citadel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

A work of immense beauty in music and story, Children of God is a powerful musical that has drawn national attention for its message of resilience and redemption. Children of God has its share of heartache as it tells the story of an Oji-Cree family torn apart when the children are taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) announced today that the 2018 Jonathan Larson® Grants recipients areJay Adana (music and lyrics), Andrew R. Butler & Andrew Farmer (music, lyrics, and book), Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak (music, lyrics, and book), and Mark Sonnenblick(music and lyrics). Four prestigious, unrestricted grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $48,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Join Broadway In Atlanta's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Sensational seven-show season includes DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Disney's ALADDIN, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, SCHOOL OF ROCK - The Musical, CATS and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (more...)

Becca C Kidwell Presents a Fourth Performance of 'A Song & Its Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Becca C. Kidwell reprises her debut show, "A Song & Its Girl," at Don't Tell Mama for its fourth time on Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm. Her professional debut explores her journey from being a shy, quiet girl to a strong, confident woman under the artful direction of Gretchen Reinhagen and musical direction of Tracy Stark, both MAC and Bistro Award winners. (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale for Pre-Broadway Run of HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that single tickets are now available for Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's-the most successful female rock band of all time. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening), Head Over Heels will perform at the Curran (445 Geary St., San Francisco) April 10-May 6, 2018 ahead of its Broadway premiere (opening July 26 at Hudson Theatre). (more...)

Carnivale Theatrics Announces Pittsburgh Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

After staging critically acclaimed productions of Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Into the Woods and the regional premieres of Next to Normal and In the Heights, Carnivale Theatrics is pleased to announce it's third Pittsburgh premiere - The Bridges of Madison County, June 29 - July 7 at the New Hazlett Theater. (more...)

Meet The Cast Of HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH By Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true. (more...)

Broadway Symposium Panel Topics & Speakers Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The fourth annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) will feature an incredible line up of Broadway's top stage managers in panels that address some of today's most important issues in the theatre industry. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

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

Broadway In Cincinnati Announces its 2018/19 Season, Including HAMILTON and DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

New Season Subscriptions for the 18/19 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth are not available for purchase. Those interested in further information are encouraged to visit to join the eClub to be notified about Subscription information. (more...)

Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Media Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Feb 10, 2018

The Media Theatre presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's Pultizer Prize winning musical, Next to Normal. This deeply moving rock-musical follows a typical suburban family, haunted by past trauma that manifests itself in matriarch Diana's bipolar disorder. Next to Normal opened on January 31st and runs through February 25th. (more...)

American Premiere of THE LOW ROAD Begins Previews at the Public February 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews on Tuesday, February 13 for the American premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, THE LOW ROAD is part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Escape the Winter Blues with the Global Smash Hit MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Music, marriage, mystery, and more! The care-free, smash hit musical Mamma Mia! dances onto the Maclab Stage (and into everyone's hearts), starting February 17. Featuring the beloved music of pop culture icons, ABBA, the story of a daughter trying to figure out who her father is before she weds will warm your heart and have you dancing in the aisles. With groovy classics such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, S.O.S. and Honey, Honey, audiences are sure to get swept up in the music and the magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre's RAGTIME Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

From the volatile melting pot of New York City at the dawn of a new century, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, RAGTIME, kicking off Marriott Theatre's 2018 Season, January 24 through March 18, 2018 with a press opening yesterday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

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