Patricia Wettig
(© Tristan Fuge)
Patricia Wettig
(© Tristan Fuge)
Full casting has been announced for Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, which will launch a national tour with an engagement at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. June 8-July 29. The production is a restaging of the the 2011 Tony Award-winning production, directed by George C. Wolfe.

The play focuses on the terrifying early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York.

As previously reported, Patrick Breen will play Ned Weeks, Luke MacFarlane will play Felix Turner, and Christopher J. Hanke will play Tommy Boatwright.

The cast will also feature Patricia Wettig as Emma Brookner, Tom Berklund as Craig Donner/Grady, Michael Berresse as Mickey Marcus, Christopher Dinolfo as David, Jon Levenson as Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor, Nick Mennell as Bruce Niles and John Procaccino as Ben Weeks.

The original creative team from the Broadway production -- David Rockwell (scenic design), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), David Van Tieghem (sound design and original music) and Batwin & Robin (projection design) -- returns for this engagement. Joining the creative team are Restaging Director Leah C. Gardiner, Stage Manager Amber Dickerson and Assistant Stage Manager Kurt Hall.

Future engagements of this production of The Normal Heart will be announced at a later date.

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