Playbill and NY1's Talkback With the Cast of The Normal Heart (Video)

PlayBlog   Playbill and NY1's Talkback With the Cast of The Normal Heart (Video)
The Normal Heart's May 26 performance gave the opportunity for theatregoers under the age of 30 to see the performance for a special discounted price. The night also featured a pre-party at Sardi's as well as a talkback with the cast after the performance, hosted by NY1 theatre producer and reporter Frank DiLella and Playbill magazine editor in chief Blake Ross.

If you missed out on The Normal Heart's big night, you can check out the entire talkback here on DiLella and Ross were joined on stage by cast members Jim Parsons, Luke Macfarlane, Lee Pace and Wayne Wilcox. Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin also made special appearances, and author Larry Kramer was on hand to distribute a "Please Know" note that informs audiences that the HIV/AIDS crisis is an issue that our society still faces.

The actors talked about how they got involved with the show, the themes of Kramer's work, and the impact the play has had on their own lives and the lives of others.

The play is described as "the story of a city in denial." The Normal Heart "unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre's most powerful evenings ever."

The limited engagement runs until July 10.

To watch the entire talkback, look below:

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