PHOTO CALL: Off-Broadway Becomes Next to Normal

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical Next to Normal is currently making its New York City debut Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre.

Michael Greif directs a cast that features Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James.

Next to Normal "explores how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their world intact," according to show notes. "How does an almost average family navigate today's over-stimulated and over medicated world? In this darkly funny and haunting new musical, one suburban household confronts its past and its future."

Here is a glimpse at the production:

Alice Ripley Asa Somers, Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
Jennifer Damiano and Adam Chanler-Berat
Brian d'Arcy James and Alice Ripley

All photos by Joan Marcus.