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The Normal Heart - 2011 - Broadway

The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a real-life political thriller -- as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. First produced by Joseph Papp at New York's Public Theater, the play was a critical sensation and a seminal moment in theater history. So ahead of its time was this play that many of the core issues it addresses - including gay marriage, the healthcare system and, of course, AIDS - are just as relevant today as they were when it first premiered.

Schedule

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

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

Featured Reviews For The Normal Heart


A Still-Blistering 'Normal Heart' Hits Broadway - Associated Press
Larry Kramer's historic play about the beginning of an epidemic that has killed millions can be seen as a time capsule of a period when the disease was first emerging. But it can also be a cautionary tale for any horror we have yet to fully grasp...Mantello manages to make his unlovable Weeks lovable and he steers clear of hagiography. Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe co-direct and push the throttle - each scene is fraught with emotion, anger is quick to explode, papers are tossed with abandon, and any moment of humor is milked for the relief it offers from a hectic production.

Mantello Throws Fit in 'Normal Heart'; Rock's Queen - Bloomberg News
In a Broadway season robust with bravura performances, comes another that makes demands of our souls along with our ears...As played -- no, embodied -- by Mantello with fathomless compassion and dignity (not to mention charm and humor), Ned is impossible to ignore. "The Normal Heart" is unabashed agitprop, which is rarely welcome on Broadway, and Ned Weeks is an unlikely hero. But as "Jerusalem" is also showing us, not all heroes wear white hats. Some are unpleasant company, doing what they must, demanding that attention be paid.


 



 

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by Broadway Beat - July 10, 2011
The Broadway premiere of Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play The Normal Heart will play the final performance of its limited, 12-week engagement this Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m., as scheduled. Produced by Daryl Roth and directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart began performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) and opened to rave reviews on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2011
The Broadway premiere of Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play The Normal Heart will play the final performance of its limited, 12-week engagement this Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m., as scheduled. Produced by Daryl Roth and directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart began performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) and opened to rave reviews on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - June 29, 2011
Lieutenant Dan Choi, the war veteran who was discharged from the Army under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' was welcomed at The Normal Heart last night by Normal Heart playwright Larry Kramer and New York State Senator Tom Duane, who was Senate sponsor of the recently passed New York Marriage Equality bill. Also on hand in the audience to show support was stage and screen favorite, Hugh Jackman. Lt. Choi, in his full military uniform, joined Larry Kramer to hand out 'Please Know' letters from the playwright to audience members immediately following the 7:00 PM performance.
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2011
The Normal Heart made its World Premiere at The Public Theater in 1985 and premiered on Broadway on April 19, 2011 before opening to rave reviews on April 27, 2011. The limited engagement stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke MacFarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 23, 2011
The Normal Heart made its World Premiere at The Public Theater in 1985 and premiered on Broadway on April 19, 2011 before opening to rave reviews on April 27, 2011. The limited engagement, which stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke MacFarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox, runs through July 10, 2011. In the video below, Patrick Healy visited the Tony Award-winning revival of 'The Normal Heart' to see if its relevant to younger gay people today.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2011
John Benjamin Hickey is the 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for The Normal Heart. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the star immediately following his acceptance about what winning the award means to him. Click below to catch up with Hickey right after his big moment!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 18, 2011
Darly Roth, producer for The Normal Heart, accepted the 2011 Tony Award for Best Play. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the veteran producer immediately following her honor. Click below to catch up with Roth right after her big moment!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 16, 2011
Ellen Barkin is the 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Normal Heart. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the star immediately following her acceptance about what winning the award means to her. Click below to catch up with Barkin right after her big moment!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 15, 2011
On Sunday night, June 12th, the Broadway premiere production of Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play The Normal Heart took home the Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play (John Benjamin Hickey) and Best Featured Actress in a Play (Ellen Barkin). These wins helped 'The Normal Heart' become the number one search term on Google all across America on 'Tony Sunday.' Since then, The Normal Heart's daily box office wrap has more than tripled from their average daily sales before Sunday's Tony Awards.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2011
The Normal Heart made its World Premiere at The Public Theater in 1985 and premiered on Broadway on April 19, 2011 before opening to rave reviews on April 27, 2011. The limited engagement, which stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke MacFarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox, runs through July 10, 2011.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2011
Joel Grey has epitomized the entertainment industry's 'triple threat' for decades. His dynamic talent was confirmed when he created one of the iconic characters of film and theater-the magnetic, sinister Emcee in Cabaret-for which he won both the Tony and the Academy Award. With his unparalleled versatility, Grey has proven himself an outstanding dramatic actor on countless occasions - many of them on television. His television career began in the early 1950's, and sixty years later it shows no signs of slowing down. Better TV spoke to Grey about many of his acheivements, including two productions that he has a hand in on Broadway right now - ANYTHING GOES as an actor and THE NORMAL HEART as a director - and more! View the interview below.
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011
The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The next day, proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat caught up with Joe Mantello, Best Actor in a Play nominee for The Normal Heart, who had this to say about his nomination:
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 2011
The Normal Heart made its World Premiere at The Public Theater in 1985 and premiered on Broadway on April 19, 2011 before opening to rave reviews on April 27, 2011. The limited engagement, which stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke MacFarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox, runs through July 10, 2011.