The Normal Heart

Opened: April 21, 2004
Closing: June 29, 2004

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The Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here Partner to Increase Accessibility to the Arts for LGBTQIA+ Youth by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

he Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here have teamed up to improve access to the arts for LGBTQIA+ young people. Their first initiative is a ticket scheme offering discounted tickets for the play 'What It Means' at Wilton's Music Hall. Find out more about this collaboration and how to get involved here.

Cayvan Coates Joins Richard Cant in WHAT IT MEANS at Wilton's Music Hall by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2023

Cayvan Coates joins Richard Cant to complete the cast of What It Means, a new play by James Corley. Directed by The Lot’s Creative Director, Harry Mackrill, the production opens at Wilton’s Music Hall on 9 October, with previews from 4 October, and runs until 28 October. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Patti Murin, Phylicia Rashad, and More Set for Films in Hallmark's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Line Up This Year by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023

Hallmark has announced the 40 films for its annual Countdown to Christmas, which will feature a number of Broadway stars, including Patti Murin, Phylicia Rashad, and more. Check out the lineup here!

Jennifer Westfeldt Will Lead WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Kansas City Repertory Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announces the cast for 'What the Constitution Means to Me.' Get tickets at the Box Office or visit Contact Ellen McDonald at 816-213-4355 or for more information.

Open Jar Studios Reveals Shows Selected For 2nd Edition Of BROADWAY SHARK TANK by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

Open Jar Studios and GIGNITION revealed the shows selected for the 2nd edition of Broadway Shark Tank.

Redtwist Theatre Launches Its Season Of Pride With WOLVES, A Gory, Gay Retelling Of Little Red Riding Hood by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2023

Award-winning Redtwist Theatre has announced the first production in its 2023 -  2024 Season of Pride at its home in Edgewater, Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. The 19th season begins with a gay reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood, Wolves, by Steve Yockey and directed by Artistic Director Dusty Brown, October 1 - November 5.

Alexandra Silber, Jack DiFalco & More to Star in OUR CLASS at BAM by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

OUR CLASS, the award-winning play by Polish writer Tadeusz Słobodzianek, will be performed for the first time in New York at Brooklyn Academy of Music. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Gail Merrifield Papp Will Discuss Her New Book with George C. Wolfe at Joe's Pub by Nicole Rosky - Sep 12, 2023

More than half a century after the Public Theater opened its doors with Hair, Gail Merrifield Papp will speak for the first time about her vivid and fascinating behind-the scenes memoir, Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater. The event will be held on Monday, September 18 at 6pm at Joe’s Pub – the Public Theater venue named for Joseph Papp.


Check out photos from Celebration Theatre's production of THE REAL BLACK SWANN: Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen, written and performed by Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, directed by Tom Trudgeon, with cultural consultation by Brittney S. Wheeler, here!

The Village Trip Presents PUBLIC/PRIVATE Featuring Gail Papp In Conversation With George C. Wolfe by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2023

Why does someone start a theater? What is its purpose? Who's it for? Who creates it? How is it kept afloat? Why should anyone care? Also, why am I alive? What is the meaning of existence?

Danielle Ferland Will Lead THE LIGHTS ARE ON at Theatre Row by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Danielle Ferland will lead The Lights Are On Off-Broadway next month. Performances will run October 7 - November 11, 2023 at Theatre Row. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Paula Vogel's MOTHER PLAY on Broadway by Nicole Rosky - Sep 6, 2023

The world premiere of MOTHER PLAY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau is coming to Broadway. We have all the details on who will star in the new play!

FELLOW TRAVELERS Starring Matt Bomer & Jonathan Bailey Sets Premiere Date on Showtime by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2023

Fellow Travelers, Showtime's upcoming limited series starring Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band) and Jonathan Bailey (Wicked movie, Company) has announced a Showtime premiere date. The series also stars Jelani Alladin (Frozen on Broadway, Hercules), Allison Williams (Peter Pan Live, Get Out) and Noah J. Ricketts (Frozen on Tour).

THE REAL BLACK SWANN Comes to Celebration Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Celebration Theatre and the Los Angeles LGBT Center present the Los Angeles premiere of the award-winning THE REAL BLACK SWANN: Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen, written and performed by Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, directed by Tom Trudgeon, withcultural consultation by Brittney S. Wheeler. 

Video: Friends and Colleagues Gather To Salute Larry Kramer, Pioneering Activist, Playwright, and Author by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2023

Family, friends, fellow activists, and theatrical colleagues reflect on the extraordinary life and contributions of Larry Kramer, whose activism forever changed the landscape of LGBTQ+ rights and public health awareness. See the full video.

Presale for Final Sondheim Musical, HERE WE ARE, to Begin This Month at The Shed by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2023

Shed members will receive exclusive access to the member presale for Stephen Sondheim's Here We Are on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.

EVITA & More Lead Boston's July 2023 Theater Top Picks by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2023

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's top picks include Evita and more!

10 Musicals & Plays to Stream This Weekend For Pride by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2023

PrideFrom Kinky Boots to Rent, many musicals and plays with LGBTQIA+ representation are available to stream this weekend to celebrate Pride Month. Check out som theatre favorites that you can stream from the comfort of your own home below!

27 Theater Books for Your Summer 2023 Reading List by Nicole Rosky - Jul 16, 2023

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 27 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's Summer reading list.

Video: CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Celebrates John Kander and Joel Grey's Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2023

An all new video has been released featuring the Emcees of London’s Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club celebrating John Kander and Joel Grey’s Tony Lifetime Achievement Awards!

Review: IT'S A SIN: SONGS OF LOVE AND SHAME �" ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2023 at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre by Barry Lenny - Jun 10, 2023

A wonderful performance, but sadly, here for only one night.

Nellie McKay to Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Featuring Julie Benko, Telly Leung & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2023

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Nellie McKay, along with dancers Daniel Booda and Wyatt Slone, have joined the cast of the 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys'.

Review Roundup: LOVE + SCIENCE Premieres at New York City Center by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 5, 2023

Read the reviews for Love + Science at New York City Center.

Wake Up With BWW 6/2: GREY HOUSE Reviews, Alicia Keys Musical, and More! by - Jun 2, 2023

Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Grey House on Broadway, a new Alicia Keys musical Hell's Kitchen is coming to the Public Theater with Shoshana Bean, and more!

Video: Watch Jonathan Bailey & Matt Bomer in FELLOW TRAVELERS Series Teaser Trailer by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2023

The eight-episode drama is created by Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (HOMELAND) and stars Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band), Jonathan Bailey (Wicked movie), Jelani Alladin (Frozen on Broadway), Allison Williams (Get Out, Peter Pan Live) and Noah J. Ricketts (Beautiful: the Carole King Musical). Watch the video trailer now!

Cast Revealed For THE SOUND OF MUSIC At Algonquin Arts Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its July musical, The Sound of Music. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from July 15 through July 30.

THE NORMAL HEART & More Lead Boston's June 2023 Theater Top Picks by BWW Staff - May 31, 2023

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. June 2023's top picks include The Normal Heart, The Color Purple, and more!

Joanna Gleason to Direct Phylicia Rashad in MASTER CLASS at Theatre Aspen by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2023

Theatre Aspen and the Aspen Music Festival and School announced the complete casting for the special presentation of Master Class. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, Hilary Kole & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2023

Tony Award winner Lauren Patten, T. Oliver Reid, jazz vocalist Hilary Kole, Jack Bartholet, and rising star Jae W.B. have joined the cast of the 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys'. Learn how to purchase tickets!

New Rep Announces Cast & Design Team For A RAISIN IN THE SUN & DIASPORA! by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2023

New Repertory Theatre has announced the casts and design team for its upcoming productions of A RAISIN IN THE SUN and DIASPORA!.

Actor Tim Cummings Publishes Debut Novel, ALICE THE CAT, May 23 by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2023

Tim Cummings, a four-time LA Drama Critics Circle Award-winning performer (The New Electric Ballroom at Rogue Machine, The Normal Heart at The Fountain, The House in Scarsdale at Boston Court, Daniel's Husband at The Fountain) will release his debut novel, Alice The Cat, on May 23rd, 2023 through Fitzroy Books, the young-adult imprint of the award-winning indie press, Regal House Publishing (Foreword's Publisher of the Year).

Julie Benko, Telly Leung & More to Star in 11th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023

The 11th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will take place at Joe’s Pub on Monday, June 12. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Joel Grey & John Kander to Each Receive a 2023 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2023

Joel Grey and John Kander will each receive the 2023 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

New Rep Reveals Cast for THE NORMAL HEART by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2023

New Repertory Theatre (New Rep) has fully cast its production of The Normal Heart, for a three-week run June 21 through July 9, 2023, in the Black Box Theater of the Mosesian Center for the Performing Arts in Watertown, MA.  

TimeLine Theatre Company to Present THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, and More in 2023-24 Season by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 27, 2023

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, has announced its 27th season. The company's 2023-24 subscription season will launch in September with the previously announced Chicago premiere of the internationally acclaimed THE LEHMAN TRILOGY presented at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse.

Tyne Daly, John Glover & More to Star in A BRIEF CRACK OF LIGHT Industry Readings by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2023

Walking Path Entertainment, LLC will present two private industry readings (by invitation only) of A Brief Crack of Light, a play written by William Semans and Roy M. Close.

Full Company Announced for ASSASSINS at Chichester Festival Theatre by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 25, 2023

Audiences will be catapulted into the American political arena where music, folklore and show-business collide head-on with the American Dream, for the first major production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins since the composer’s death in 2021. 

Cast Revealed For THE TEMPEST at Salisbury International Arts Festival 2023 by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2023

Wiltshire Creative has announced the full cast and creative team for their flagship summer production The Tempest. Much of the cast have roots in Salisbury or have previously performed in Wiltshire Creative productions and are returning for this bespoke, community focused project.

Danielle Ferland to Make Solo Concert Debut With SING FOR YOUR GHOSTS at The Green Room 42 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present original Into the Woods star Danielle Ferland in her solo concert debut, “Sing for Your Ghosts,” with two shows on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, both at 7:00 PM.

Joe Mantello, Laurie Metcalf & More to be Featured in Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2023/24 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced its 2023/24 Season, featuring three world premieres and three Chicago premieres. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

R.E.D. HAT FIGHT CLUB Musical Parody to be Presented at The Green Room 42 on Mother's Day by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2023

Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Green Room 42 will present the world premiere concert of R.E.D. Hat Fight Club, with Broadway performers in an utterly ridiculous and overtly queer musical parody.

Feature: IMPROV CLASS YIKES! JR. at Red Curtain Theatre with Jeff Ward by Theresa Bertram - Apr 5, 2023

Theatre education is important to Broadway World, and we get excited when new programs pop up that benefit the community, especially our younger thespians. Red Curtain Theatre, 913 W Oak Street, in Conway, is now in its tenth year of offering various productions that cater to all ages. In companion with the shows, Red Curtain offers various classes for all ages in voice, dance, and theatre, which range from beginners to advanced performers. Broadway World was thrilled to be able to sit in on an Improv class of high school students, which was led by the amazing Jeff Ward.

New Rep Announces 2023 Season Directors by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2023

New Repertory Theatre has announced the Directors for each of the plays of its 2023 Season, as the company continues to build on its nearly 40-year legacy of excellent, provocative theatrical productions that speak to the vital issues of our time.  

Meet the Cast of SUMMER, 1976; Beginning Previews Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2023

Summer, 1976 officially begins previews tonight, April 4, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast of Summer, 1976 here!

23 Theater Books for Your Spring 2023 Reading List by Team BWW - Apr 2, 2023

Need a great book  to spring into the new season? This spring, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 23 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.

Metcalf, Maslany & Sparks Led GREY HOUSE Sets Complete Cast & Creative Team by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2023

Final casting has been revealed for the terrifying New York premiere of Grey House by Levi Holloway, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents The Bay Area Premiere Of TO MASTER THE ART, April 21- May 21 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2023

After a COVID-induced delay of nearly three years, Contra Costa Civic Theatre will bring the very first production of To Master the Art to Bay Area audiences.

The Ensemble Company To Present Explosive WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2023

The Ensemble Company, now in their fifth year in residence at Penguin Point Productions located within the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2023 season with a production of Edward Albee's masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which celebrated 60 years in 2022.  Virginia Woolf is rescheduled from The Ensemble Company's 2022 season.


The Normal Heart has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2011 and US Tour which opened in 2012.
The Normal Heart has been nominated for the Outstanding Revival of a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards.
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Normal Heart.



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