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BOOTH THEATER

222 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

NEXT TO NORMAL

Ended 16 Jan 2011 after 21 months

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Diana is right when she sings that you dont have to be happy at all to be happy you're alive. Nor do musicals have to bubble with cheer to transport an audience as this one does.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 16 Jan 2011

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Just Incredible,
Aug 05, 2009
reviewer: from NY
I loved this new musical. Din't know what to expect and it was a great surprise to enjoy something so fresh and new. Don't miss it - you won't regret seeing it!
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So True to Life,
Oct 22, 2010
reviewer: from Linden, NJ USA
I just saw the show last night 10/21. I can not tell you how it made me feel to see "my life" on stage. I have suffered from BP and my daughter and wife have been my support system. The dynamics,energery and shear raw emotion captured the life behind closed doors and the public facades. Musically it was amazing, it has been a long time since I have gotten to my feet for a standing ovation. It is a must see for all. It truly shows the audience mental health is a chronic disease and as in any chronic disease it affects an entire family. Thank-you so much for opening the doors to the "Next to Normal" life of so many . Bravo!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Words fail me...,
Sep 17, 2009
reviewer: from San Antonio, TX
I would agree with "Kathy"s review of Aug. 5. A highly emotional experience for me. It's a show in which every element seems to work to move the story forward. I'd see it again if I lived in NYC.

 

I would take my mother to see this, but not children under, say, fourteen.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
psych review 5 stars,
Sep 21, 2009
reviewer: from Warren Ohio USA
...great heartwarming show which demonstrated the realities of psychoemotional disturbance...inspiring ,insightful,and real...
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
Best Show on Broadway By Far. Bye Bye Billy,
Sep 24, 2009
reviewer: from Anytown, AT 55555
This masterpiece makes you feel every emotion imaginable in ways you thought couldnt be felt. I just went to NYC and saw Next to Normal and Billy Elliot and after viewing both i can fairly say that Next to Normal deserved best musical. The score and plot was so much deeper then Billy Elliot. There was not one weak song in the show. From uptunes like "I'm Alive" to soft ballads like "How Could I Ever Forget" the show just makes you feel the whole time.In addition to the great songs the cast was crack clean.Tony winner Alice Ripley blew up the Booth Theatre in the character Diana which was perfectly portrayed. The loving and caring father, Dan, played by J. Robert Spencer, made you feel for him and the struggles of his family. The two children Natalie (Jennifer Damiano) and Gabe (Kyle Dean Massey) were picture perfect in character and grasping the hearts of the audiance. Henry (Adam Chandler-Berat) was a loving aand dedicated boyfriend whille Lous Hobson plays the 2 doctors perfect. N2N!
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