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Closed January 16, 2011

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

Why See Next to Normal?

Next to Normal is a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis.

With provocative lyrics and a score featuring more than 30 original songs, the musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.

Previews from : 27th March 2009
Opened : 15th April 2009
Closes: 16 January 2011

Audience:  Next To Normal  may be inappropriate for children aged 13 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Booth Theater.

Run time:  2 hours and 20 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - - - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening 8 pm 7 pm - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7:30 pm

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Opening night: 27 March 2009


Best Original Score (Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley)
Best Orchestrations (Michael Starobin and Tomm Kitt)

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical (Brian Yorkey)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (J. Robert Spencer)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Jennifer Damiano)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Mark Wendland)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kevin Adams)
Best Sound Design of a Musical (Brian Ronan)
Best Direction of a Musical (Michael Greif)

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Kathy: “Just Incredible”

I loved this new musical. Din't know what to expect and it was a great... more

John: “So True to Life”

I just saw the show last night 10/21. I can not tell you how it made me... more

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