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‘Next to Normal’ – A Family Struggles with a Mother’s Illness


‘Next to Normal’ – A Family Struggles with a Mother’s Illness

Alice Ripley

Photo by Joe Correigan/Getty Images

About This Show:

In Next to Normal, a Broadway musical where a housewife struggles with her battle with bipolar disorder, which resulted from a trauma many years earlier. Meanwhile, her husband strives for family stability as his wife decides to stop taking her medication.

Who’s Who and What’s What:

Directed by the Michael Grief, who brought us Rent, Next to Normal features book and lyric by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Kitt wrote the music for High Fidelity.

Where and When:

  • Booth Theatre
    222 West 45th Street
  • Show Times and Tickets
  • Previews: March 27, 2009
  • Opening: April 15, 2009
  • Closing: Open-ended
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission)
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