next to normal 2008

Ages: 14+
Opened: February 13, 2008
Closing: March 16, 2008

next to normal - 2008 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Second Stage Theatre
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue) New York, NY

In this over-stimulated and pharmaceutically-obsessed world, one almost average suburban family comes to grips with a long buried secret in this haunting and darkly funny new musical. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score, Next to Normal explores the lengths to which we'll go to keep ourselves sane and our families in place.

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Alice Ripley on XM Ch28 'Downstage Center' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with actress Alice Ripley, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28).

Photo Coverage: 'Next To Normal' Opening Night Party
by Peter James Zielinski - February 14, 2008

On Wednesday February 13, Second Stage Theatre (307 West 43rd street) officially opened the new musical Next to Normal, featuring Alice Ripley, Brian d'Arcy James, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Asa Somers, and Aaron Tveit.

Photo Flash: 'Next to Normal'
by BWW - February 11, 2008

Second Stage Theatre continues its 2007-2008 with the new musical Next to Normal, featuring Alice Ripley, Brian d'Arcy James, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Asa Somers, and Aaron Tveit. With music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and direction by two-time Tony nominee Michael Greif. Next to Normal will officially open on February 13, 2008 at Second Stage Theatre

Damiano, Somers Join 'Next to Normal' 2ST Musical
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2007

Second Stage Theatre has announced the complete cast for its upcoming musical, Next to Normal. Adam Chandler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Asa Somers and Aaron Tveit will join the previously announced Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James.

next to normal FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Prelude
Just Another Day
Everything Else
Who's Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I
Perfect for You
I Miss the Mountains
It's Gonna Be Good
He's Not Here
You Don't Know
I Am the One
Superboy and the Invisible Girl
I'm Alive
Make Up Your Mind/ Catch Me I'm Falling
I Dreamed a Dance
There's a World
I've Been
A Light in the Dark
Wish I Were Here
Song of Forgetting
Hey #1
Seconds and Years
Better Than Before
Aftershocks
Hey #2
You Don't Know (Reprise)
How Could I Ever Forget?
It's Gonna Be Good (Reprise)
Why Stay?/A Promise
I'm Alive (Reprise)
The Break
Make Up Your Mind/ Catch Me I'm Falling (Reprise)
Maybe (Next to Normal)
Hey #3/Perfect for You (Reprise)
So Anyway
I Am the One (Reprise)
Light
next to normal has had 7 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2009, US Tour which opened in 2010, US Tour which opened in 2010, which opened in 2013 and Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2020.
Next to Normal has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for Tom Kitt, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Outstanding Musical at The Lortels for Second Stage Theatre.
Next to Normal has won several awards, including Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for Tom Kitt. It also won Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, the show won Outstanding Musical at The Lortels for Second Stage Theatre.

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