The Normal Heart

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. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching and totally unforgettable look at the politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theater's most powerful evenings ever.



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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

(San Francisco, CA)
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Variety reports that 'Hollywood' has rounded out its cast with the likes of Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, and more. It was announced yesterday that Tony-nominee Jeremy Pope had joined the series in a major role.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Get a first look at Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Adam Langdon has replaced Uly Schlesinger as a?oeAtlasa?? in The New Englanders at MTC. The cast of The New Englanders features Teagle F. Bougere (Socrates, A Raisin In the Sun), Patrick Breen (The Normal Heart, Next Fall), Crystal Finn (Kingdom Come), Adam Langdon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights), and Kara Young (Hair Wolf).
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 24, 2019
'Matilda The Musical' will open the 2019/2020 Season at The Growing Stage (TGS), The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Sean Quigley who plays Miss Trunchbull in the show.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, former 'The Big Bang Theory' onscreen lovebirds Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons will reunite for a new comedy, 'Carla,' on Fox. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds), begins performances tonight at MTC's The Studio at Stage II a?" The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series (131 West 55th Street). Opening night is set for Wednesday, October 2.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement at Portland's Keller Auditorium for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Nicole A. Watson, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 22 through November 17.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by Review Roundups - Oct 3, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds). The New Englanders officially opened on Wednesday, October 2 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Dive into opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The bold and often hilarious new play, ADMISSIONS, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), is the opening production of Square One Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. Described as having “the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel' (Metro) and this “Sharp. Thoughtful” (Evening Standard), ADMISSIONS will leave the audience “questioning the status quo,”
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Deadline reports that actor Taylor Kitsch has joined a new sci-fi thriller from 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Nicole A. Watson, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 22 through November 17. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement at Seattle's Paramount Theatre for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
The 5 & Dime has announced its shows and new ticket subscription options starting at $74 for the theatre's 2020 season.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Variety reports that Jim Parsons and Greg Berlanti have teamed up to produce a new four-part documentary series about LGBTQ movements for HBO Max.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Pace students and the local community will have the chance to get firsthand insights from Candice Bergen and Hawk Koch in a conversation at Pace University on October 29th. Bergen starred in the critically acclaimed CBS comedy series a?oeMurphy Brown,a?? for which she received five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards over a 10-year run. Last fall she returned to the iconic role in the CBS revival. Most recently she appeared in, a?oeBook Cluba?? alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Opening November 1st, An Other Theater Company will be presenting John Patrick Shanley's Doubt: A Parable. In this electric, award-winning play, Catholic nun Sister Aloysius suspects that the charismatic Father Flynn may be taking advantage of a student, and she begins a journey to uncover the truth. But the system is designed to protect Father Flynn, and without hard evidence, how can anyone be sure of his innocence? How can the truth be found between competing feelings of faith and doubt? 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater for one week only, October 15-20, 2019. To purchase tickets, visit Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, call 801-355-ARTS (4787) or visit the box office at 131 South Main Street. Ticket prices start at $40 plus fees.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds), opens tomorrow night at MTC's The Studio at Stage II a?" The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series (131 West 55thStreet).
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 6, 2019
When Jerker first premiere in Los Angeles in 1986 and excerpts from it were performed on the radio, it lead to a revolution in broadcasting censorship laws due to the alleged obscenities portrayed.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The number-one male jazz singer in the home of the Alamo will swing the Triad Theater on Thanksgiving Weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced casting for the world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Assembled Parties) and directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Cake, The Assembled Parties, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
The Inheritance, a critically-acclaimed play has been taking Broadway by storm and now is your opportunity to see the show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
After a wildly popular production in December of 2017, An Other Theater Company is re-mounting the hilarious Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and Joe Montello, with Jordan Kramer reprising his role in this one man show about a man who takes a job as a Macy's elf over Christmas. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Tonight, we open the first UK revival of Robert Chesley's play Jerker. Bringing a play back to the stage for the first time in 29 years is a hugely exciting prospect. It's a chance to re-evaluate a play, to investigate its history and what it can say to us now. Understanding its context and exploring it in the rehearsal room has given us clarity of purpose, as we create a show for today's audience.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Thrice to Mine, an original and stirring imagining of the life of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth written and performed by award-winning actor Roxanne Fay, in the Studio Theatre of HCC-Ybor City, on the corner of East Palm Ave. and Avenida Republica de Cuba, on January 24 and 25 at 8 PM. All proceeds from this special benefit performance will go toward paying the artists involved in TampaRep's spring production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Pace, Alison Brie and Riz Ahmed have joined the English voice cast of upcoming GKIDS movie 'Weathering With You.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
After hosting a reading of the script in July of 2018, Provo's An Other Theater Company is presenting a fully staged production of local playwright Chelsea Hickman's play, Safe.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
How much would you pay for a white painting? This odd question sparks a firestorm in Yasmina Reza's Tony and Olivier Award winning comedic masterpiece about the lives of three old friends, the meaning of art and life, and the lengths we go a?" however, joyful, painful, or maddening a?" to protect those we care about. Marc's friend, Serge has bought a white painting. Simple. But to Marc, the painting is a joke and he expresses that fully. Serge doesn't take this reaction well, and confronts Marc on many things, among those, his lack of standards to judge art. And so, the battle begins. Another friend, the hapless Yvan, gets pulled into the quarrel, whose tepid attempts at peacemaking only add fuel to the fire, and a hilarious-yet-poignant battle ensues that threatens to destroy their friendship. 'ART' is an intelligent play about a simple piece of art becoming an external representation of inner values; the perfect marriage between Moliere and Woody Allen, a nonstop crossfire of crackling language, biting humor, and the fragile, feeling hearts that make us who we are. Called a?oeone of the best contemporary comedies, period!a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that the Outstanding Broadway Production category will return to the GLAAD Media Awards beginning this year with the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Primal Forces will present an outrageous new comedy. A Funny Thing Happened...on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, written by Halley Feiffer, runs February 7 through March 1 at The Sol Theater in Boca Raton.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director Ryan Murphy with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Thursday, March 19.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
HBO From acclaimed writer and director Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine,” “The Place Beyond the Pines”) comes I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, a six-part limited drama series debuting this April, starring Mark Ruffalo (Emmy® winner for HBO's “The Normal Heart”), who also serves as an executive producer, as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness. The series shows Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, beginning in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age, filled in with Dominick's flashbacks to their young adulthood. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Richmond Triangle Players begins its second decade in its Scott's Addition venue with Bekah Brunstetter's new comedy The Cake, opening Friday February 14, 2020, at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, February 12 & 13, at 8 pm. The production, sponsored by Carreras Jewelers, will run through March 7.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the full company for the world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Assembled Parties) and directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Cake, The Assembled Parties, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
The acclaimed drag queen, 2 time MAC Award winner singer and BroadwayWorld.com nominee, Doris Dear, packed houses uptown at The Triad Theater on December 19, 20 and 21st for the fourth year in a row with her “Doris Dear Christmas Special”! The show has quickly become a holiday tradition in NYC and this year, the level of guests that dropped into the “Rumpus Room” was “simply amazing!”, as was exclaimed by audience members. Each year Doris Dear fills her “Rumpus Room” with friends and shares stories, traditions and songs of the season. From new takes on holiday classic songs to exciting original compositions, this show brought smiles, laughter and cheers!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today complete casting for the second annual Imagine This!, a festival of staged readings featuring plays under consideration for future development that will take place December 4, 5 and 6. Performances will take place at Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2019
When you consider that the two best-known plays by American authors dealing with the AIDS epidemic, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART and Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, are both decades old and set in the 1980s, it's no wonder if playgoers tend to think of the crisis as something of the past which is now primarily under control. Even Matthew Lopez's current, THE INHERITANCE, though set in the 21st Century, focuses on the loss of gay men of that preceding generation.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2019
Today's top stories: A Soldier's Play begins previews tonight on Broadway, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 27, 2019
As the decade comes to a close on Broadway, we're doling out some good, old-fashioned superlatives to acknowledge some of the best and brightest theatre people, show elements, and productions that have made this decade one of the best in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Over the past ten years, Broadway has been home to a plethora of creative triumphs. From daring new works to re-imagined classics, theatre has consistently challenged our perspectives, ignited our passions, and defied our expectations. For that, audiences have the creative minds of Broadway to thank. 
by Meet the Cast - Dec 27, 2019
A Soldier's Play is officially in previews on Broadway! A Soldier's Play opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). It stars David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jerry O'Connell, McKinley Belcher III, Rob Demery, Jared Grimes, Billy Eugene Jones, Nate Mann, Warner Miller, J. Alphonse Nicholson and Lee Aaron Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
How does a musical based on a book go from a dream to reality? 92Y presents Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, and authors Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger in an illuminating panel moderated by Gordon Cox.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer, director and photographer Joel Grey will be honored at the 2020 ICONS Gala celebrating 25 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. The ICONS Gala's 25th Anniversary co-chairs are Rick and Deann Bayless and Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra.
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019
Last night, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff appeared as guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! The duo took the stage to perform 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announce that the company's 2020 Gala fundraiser will celebrate Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. The annual benefit Gala will take place on Monday, April 20, 2020, beginning at 6:00pm at 583 Park Avenue. Vineyard Theatre Board Member Sally Horchow will chair the event.
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