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Next to Normal

Next to Normal

by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Pop/Rock Musical

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Next to Normal

Next to Normal

The Pulitzer Prize winning musical about mental illness by Kit and Yorkey.


Diana Goodman has suffered from bipolar disorder and hallucinations for sixteen years. Now, trying to balance sanity, happiness and her commitments to her family, her disorder takes a turn for the worst and her husband, doctor, daughter and son each try to help her through the struggle in their own way.

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Tom Kitt


Lyricist and Librettist
Brian Yorkey

Broadway Premiere

Booth Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 15, 2009
Total Performances
Original Cast
Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat, Louis Hobson
Michael Greif
Sergio Trujillo
David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre
Musical Director
Charlie Alterman
Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt
Scenic Design
Mark Wendland
Costume Design
Jeff Mahshie
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Brian Ronan


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Vocal Selections



2010 Pulitzer Prize Nominations

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

2009 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
Best Actress in a Musical - Alice Ripley
Best Orchestrations
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - J. Robert Spencer
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Jennifer Damiano
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2008 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Alice Ripley
Outstanding Music

2008 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Brian d'Arcy James

2008 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Score
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Alice Ripley

2008 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor - Aaron Tveit
Outstanding Lighting Design - Kevin Adams

2008 Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations

Scenic Design

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