Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Check It Out: Next To Normal
The new Off-Broadway show Next To Normal began previews today at Second Stage Theater. The soaring new musical is bound to be a hit starring Side Show's Alice Ripley and The Apple Tree's Brian d'Arcy James. The show is directed by the Tony nominated Micheal Greif (Rent). The show 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." It also stars Jennifer Damiano (Spring Awakening), Asa Somers (Grey Gardens), Aaron Tveit (Hairspray). Ms. Damiano left the Tony Winning Best Musical so it should be rock, we trust her wisdom.