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Kenneth Cole, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, et al. Set for Normal Heart Talkbacks

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Cheyenne Jackson
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Cheyenne Jackson
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
The Broadway production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart will host a series of post-show talkbacks at the Golden Theatre, on Tuesday nights beginning May 3. The talkbacks are intended to underscore the themes and historical context of the play, which focuses on the terrifying early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York.

The Normal Heart stars Joe Mantello as Ned Weeks, along with Ellen Barkin as Dr. Emma Brookner, Patrick Breen as Mickey Marcus, John Benjamin Hickey as Felix Turner, Lee Pace as Bruce Niles, Jim Parsons as Tommy Boatwright, Mark Harelik as Ben Weeks, Luke Macfarlane as Craig Donner/Grady, Richard Topol as Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor, and Wayne Wilcox as David.

May talkbacks will feature Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry (May 3); designer Kenneth Cole, amfAR CEO Kevin Frost, and Broadway veteran Cheyenne Jackson (May 10); Cynthia O'Neal, co-founder and President of Friends in Deed and Broadway veteran Anthony Rapp (May 17); Mitchell Gold and author Jimmy Creech (May 24); and psychologist Dr. Joy Browne (May 31).

In June, talkbacks will feature Steven Williams from Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (June 7); Brian Ellner of the Human Rights Campaign (June 14); and Joseph P. Benincasa and Barbara Davis, both from The Actors Fund (June 21). Additional talkbacks and participants will be announced at a later date.

The Broadway production of The Normal Heart will support the following charities: The Actors Fund, Friends In Deed, amfAR, and the Human Rights Campaign.

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