Hartford's TheaterWorks, which is under the leadership of producing artistic director Rob Ruggiero, will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal March 23–April 30 at the Connecticut venue.
Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The contemporary musical, according to press notes, “deals tenderly with how far two parents will go to keep their family’s world intact. It’s the story of Diana Goodman, a suburban mom, as she comes to terms with her bipolar disorder and the effect her struggle has on her family.”
In a statement director Ruggiero said, “I couldn’t be more excited to bring this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical to our audiences. We have a stellar cast lead by Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll and popular Australian artist David Harris. This brilliantly structured musical is relevant, provocative and entertaining. It is the largest musical we’ve ever produced and I am sure it will be experienced through a new lens in our very intimate space.”