Tix for Next to Normal to Go On Sale March 2; Box Office Opens March 9

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27 Feb 2009

J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's <I>Next to Normal</I>.
J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's Next to Normal.
Joan Marcus

Tickets for the new musical Next to Normal, which arrives on Broadway March 27 at the Booth Theatre following acclaimed engagements at Arena Stage and Off-Broadway's Second Stage, will go on sale to the general public March 2.

Tickets, priced $25-$115, will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

The box office at the Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street, will open for business March 9 at 10 AM ET.

Michael Grief, who directed both the Off-Broadway and Arena Stage productions of Next to Normal, will direct on Broadway as well. The Broadway production will also boast the entire Arena Stage cast: Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson. (Ripley, Tveit, Damiano and Chanler-Berat were also in the Second Stage Theatre production.)

Opening night is scheduled for April 15.



Next to Normal, according to press notes, is "a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. . . . [The musical] shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact."

Next to Normal was penned by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics).

The Broadway production will feature set design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan. The creative team also includes Sergiio Trujillo (musical staging), Charlie Alterman (musical direction), Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt (orchestrations) and AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal arrangements).

Ghostlight Records will release the Next to Normal cast recording the spring at a date to be announced. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records president Kurt Deutsch and Grammy Award winner Joel Moss are producing the CD.

Broadway producers are David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre.

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 PM.