Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre will extend its run of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart, by six weeks. The show opened September 18 and was originally scheduled to close November 3. It will now run through December 15.
Simon Levy directs this revival production, bringing Kramer's groundbreaking drama, which deals with the onset of the AIDS crisis, to Los Angeles for the first time in over 16 years. The Fountain Theatre production stars Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award-winning actor Tim Cummings (The New Electric Ballroom) as writer and activist Ned Weeks. Cummings is joined by Verton R. Banks (Butterflies of Uganda); Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue); Matt Gottlieb (The Grapes of Wrath); Fred Koehler (Kate & Allie); Stephen O'Mahoney (Harvey); Ray Paolantonio (Wilhelm Reich in Hell); Dan Shaked (On the Spectrum); and Jeff Witzke (Book of Liz).