The Normal Heart

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Opened Apr 27, 2011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Winner of Three Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play! The Normal Heart focuses on the early years of the AIDS plague in New York and the criminal silence of America's political and media powers in addressing the issue. First produced by Joseph Papp at New York's Public Theater, the play was a critical sensation and a seminal moment in theater history. So ahead of its time was this play that many of the core issues it addresses - including gay marriage, the healthcare system and, of course, AIDS - are just as relevant today as they were when it first premiered. Joel Grey directs. This production brings Joe Mantello, as Ned Weeks, back to the Broadway stage for the first time since his Tony-nominated turn in Angels in America (1993). It marks the Broadway debut of Emmy Award-winner Ellen Barkin, as Dr. Emma Brookner. The cast also features John Benjamin Hickey as Felix Turner. A percentage of the production's weekly profits will be donated to a group of dedicated nonprofit organizations, including The Actors Fund and Friends In Deed, among others. In addition, a special partnership is being created with amfAR. For each Thursday performance, starting June 2nd through June 30, $30.00 tickets will be available to anyone born in 1980 or after by showing a photo I.D. at the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45 Street). A limited number of tickets are available for all Thursday performances, and the tickets can be purchased in advance or day-of (pending availability).

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Reviewed by PamBot on Jun 23, 2011

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