THE SCREENING ROOM: Next to Normal Productions Across the Country (Video)
28 Aug 2012
Since its Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway debut in 2009, Next to Normal has become a popular production for regional and community theatres.
Next to Normal has a Tony Award-winning score by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics). The nearly sung-through rock musical concerns a woman struggling with bipolar disorder and depression as her family hangs in the balance.
Playbill.com put together some clips from productions across the U.S.
The Hangar Theatre presents Next to Normal starring Andrea Burns.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.