On Wednesday night, Second Stage Theatre celebrated the opening of its much-awaited new musical Next to Normal. After the show, stars Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James took a moment to relax. Here's the show's supporting cast: Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat, Asa Somers, and Aaron Tveit. The musical, first presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, was co-written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. Director Michael Greif caught up with two of his favorite leading ladies: Daphne Rubin-Vega and Marian Seldes. Anthony Rapp, who co-starred with Rubin-Vega in the original production of Rent (directed by Greif), was another opening night guest. The lovely Halley Feiffer, who co-starred in the Second Stage production of subUrbia, was also on hand for the festivities. Here's the hilarious Mario Cantone, who was a smash hit at last week's City Center Encores! presentation of Applause. Finally, here's the beautiful and talented Kelli O'Hara, soon to be seen as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center's revival of South Pacific, with handsome husband Greg Naughton. For TheaterMania's review of Next to Normal, click here. Photo gallery loading... of (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) X Share via Email To From Email body Hi, I was on TheaterMania.com and thought you might be interested in seeing this. Cancel Send Email Want more stories like these? Get theater news, interviews, videos, exclusive ticket discounts, and more. AROUND THEATERMANIA Most Shared Most Viewed Wicked Names Its Next Broadway ElphabaMatt Doyle Revels in Shakespeare and Show Tunes in Paper Mill's West Side StoryShoshana Bean Finally Gets Her One Shot at Fanny Brice in Funny GirlMatt Doyle and More Offer a "Cool" Preview of West Side StoryPatricia Richardson, Susan Sullivan, Jessica Walter on Love, Loss, and Steel MagnoliasBrent Barrett Emcees an Intimate La Cage aux Folles at Signature Theatre David Hyde Pierce to Join Bette Midler in Broadway's Hello, Dolly!Theater NewsJake Gyllenhaal to Lead City Center's Sunday in the Park With GeorgeTheater NewsSutton Foster to Star in the New Group's Revival of Sweet CharityTheater NewsWicked Names Its Next Broadway ElphabaTheater NewsHamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Sardi's PortraitPhoto FlashBroadway's Cats Revival Finds Its Memorable GrizabellaTheater News Want more stories like these? Get theater news, interviews, videos, exclusive ticket discounts, and more. Don't show this again.