By BWW News Desk
October 10, 2018
New York University's Tisch New Theatre is proud to present NEXT TO NORMAL, the award-winning contemporary rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, NEXT TO NORMAL is an electrifying look at the effects of mental illness. It explores the story of a suburban family learning to cope with crisis, memory, and grief as Diana, the mother, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Diana struggles through a series of invasive medical treatments while attempting to remain stable with her depressed husband, her anxious teenage daughter, and above all, her elusive son, who is always on her mind.
NEXT TO NORMAL is entirely produced, directed, designed, and performed by over 80 NYU students spanning across multiple schools. Tisch New Theatre has established itself as NYU's premier student theatre organization. TNT was formed in 2008 as an avenue in which emerging student artists, regardless of area of study, can experience the theatre industry within NYU and New York City. TNT is committed to developing ambitious work intended to entertain, inspire, and unite the artistic efforts of the Tisch Community with the entire NYU student body. Past productions include ONWARD; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; HAIRSPRAY; COMPANY; CATCH ME IF YOU CAN; and WEST SIDE STORY.
TNT's production of NEXT TO NORMAL will feature the following: Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey; Music by Tom Kitt; Scenic Design by Mason Delman; Costume Design by Deijah M.V.; Lighting Design by Katherine Craig; Sound Design by Lily Garcia; Production Stage Manager, Tara King; Production Manager, Basil Apostolo; General Manager, Matt Rose; Marketing Director, Chelsea Galembo; Associate Producer, Chloe Duhalde; Associate Directed and Choreographed by Kait Warner; Music Direction by Chloe Geller; Directed and Choreographed by Danica Jensen. NEXT TO NORMAL will be presented by Tim Sebastian in association with Tisch New Theatre through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
The cast includes: Sam Tullie, Knox Van Horn, Sam Tennant, Kyle Brenn, Jose Contreras, Max Fiorello, Lizzy Gesensway, Kaeli Heffner and Aja Hinds.
For more information about Tisch New Theatre, visit www.NYUTischNewTheatre.com.