'Normal Heart' Goes National
By Out.com Editors
The Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart received critical praise and won three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. Now, according to an announcement given to the press today, the production will be staged by regional theaters, beginning with Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage from June 6 to July 29, 2012.
“The Normal Heart is a play that deserves to be seen by audiences everywhere,"
said producer Daryl Roth, "and I am fiercely committed to making sure that happens, especially in Washington, D.C., during ‘AIDS 2012’, the biennial international AIDS conference that returns to the United States for the first time in 22 years.”
Directed by George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart design team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), David Weiner (Lighting), David Van Tieghem (Sound and Original Music), and Batwin & Robin (Projections).
Read our interview with John Benjamin Hickey, who played Felix Turner in the recent production.