PHOTO CALL: A First Look at the Next to Normal National Tour with Alice Ripley, Emma Hunton and More

Next to Normal — the 2009 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical — launched its first national tour, starring Tony-winning original cast member Alice Ripley and Spring Awakening's Emma Hunton, at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Tony-winning director Michael Greif repeats his staging for the tour, which, in addition to Ripley and Hunton, features Asa Somers ( Grey Gardens, Taboo) as Dan, Curt Hansen ( Hairspray) as Gabe, Preston K. Sadleir ( Me, Myself & I) as Henry and Jeremy Kushnier ( Footloose, Rent) as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.

Here's a look at the tour:


  The current tour itinerary for Next to Normal follows:

Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 23-Jan. 2, 2011, at the Ahmanson Theatre)
Denver, CO (Jan. 4-16, 2011, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
San Diego, CA (Jan. 18-23, 2011, at the Balboa Theatre)
San Francisco, CA (Jan. 25-Feb. 20, 2011, at the Curran Theatre)
Seattle, WA (Fed. 22-March 13, 2011, at the 5th Avenue Theatre)
Des Moines, IA (March 15-20, 2011, at the Civic Center)
Providence, RI (March 22-27, 2011, at the PPAC)
Hartford, CT (March 29-April 3, 2011, at the Busnhell)
Pittsburgh, PA (April 5-10, 2011, at the Benedum Center)
St. Louis, MO (April 12-24, 2011, at the Fox Theatre)
Chicago, IL (April 26-May 8, 2011, at the La Salle Bank Theatre)
St. Paul, MN (May 10-22, 2011, at the Ordway)
Cleveland, OH (June 7-19, 2011, at the Palace Theatre)
Philadelphia, PA (June 21-26, 2011, at the Academy of Music)
Washington, DC (June 28-July 10, 2011, at the Eisenhower Theatre)
Charlotte, NC (July 12-17, 2011, at the Knight Theater)
Toronto, ON (July 19-31, 2011, at the Four Seasons Centre)

For more information, please visit NextToNormal.com