Luke McFarlane
(© Tristan Fuge)
Luke McFarlane
(© Tristan Fuge)
Preliminary 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. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, who staged the revival on Broadway, will once again direct the production.

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

Patrick Breen will play Ned Weeks, Luke McFarlane will play Felix Turner, and Christopher J. Hanke will play Tommy Boatwright. Breen and McFarlane appeared in the Broadway production, playing different roles. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The creative team will include 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).

For more information, visit arenastage.org.