Porter ( Sunset Boulevard, Only the Lonely) will be joined by Bob Gaynor ( Leap of Faith, Catch Me If You Can, Aida) as her husband, Dan. Scott Schwartz ( tick, tick…BOOM!, Golda's Balcony, Jane Eyre) will direct the production that officially opens Oct. 24 and will continue through Nov. 11.
" Next to Normal has the thrilling pop-rock score that you expect from a contemporary musical, but it also has the depth and complexity of a play. At its core, it's a powerful family drama, and I'm most excited to explore that," Schwartz said in a statement.
Next to Normal will also feature Cary Tedder ( Memphis, The Times They Are A-Changin') as Gabe, Lyndsay Ricketson as Natalie, Jordan Craig as Henry and Googie Uterhardt as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.
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 examines a woman struggling with bipolar disorder and depression as her family hangs in the balance.
For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.