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MICHAEL GREIF The World Premiere of next to normal was presented by Second Stage Theatre on February 13, 2008. next to normal was subsequently presented at Arena Stage, Washington D.C. in November 2008. Original Broadway Cast Recording on GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS


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Alice Ripley

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THE CAST (in alphabetical order) Gabe ..........................................................................................CURT HANSEN Natalie ....................................................................................EMMA HUNTON Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine ..........................................................JEREMY KUSHNIER Diana ............................................................................................ALICE RIPLEY Henry................................................................................PRESTON SANDLEIR Dan ................................................................................................ASA SOMERS UNDERSTUDIES and STANDBYS Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance. Standby for Diana: PEARL SUN; Standby for Dan: JASON WATSON; Understudy for Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: JASON WATSON; for Natalie: CAITLIN KINNUNEN; for Gabe, Henry: PERRY SHERMAN. Next to Normal Band Conductor/Piano: Bryan Perri Assistant Conductor: Rick Bertone Guitars: Craig Magnano Bass: Michael Pearce Drums/Percussion: Shannon Ford Local Musicians Violin: Martha Geissler Cello: Oksana McCarthy Drum and Additional Percussion Arrangements by Damien Bassman Additional Guitar Arrangements by Michael Aarons Music Coordinator: Michael Keller Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION. Please be advised that strobe lights are used in this production.

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, beepers and watches. The use of cell phones in the theatre is prohibited by New York City law.


WHO’S WHO in the CAST ALICE RIPLEY (Diana) received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for this performance, as well as a Helen Hayes Award. Alice’s work includes nearly 20 years as an actor on and offBroadway. Side Show (1996) earned her a cult following and a Tony nomination for her portrayal of conjoined twin Violet Hilton. Alice also received Helen Hayes Award nominations for her work in Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare In Hollywood at the Arena Stage, Company at the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim festival, and for the one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday. It was her performance as Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prizewinning Next to Normal that catapulted her into the hearts and minds of audiences. Ms. Ripley has written a hundred songs and she records and performs regularly with her band RIPLEY. She also works on canvases with mixed media and enjoys her YouTube “Sandbox” experiments with video and photography. Alice dedicates this performance to those people “still out there in the dark”—the audience. ASA SOMERS (Dan). Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, The Rocky Horror Show. OffBroadway: Next to Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Burnt Part Boys, Once Around The Sun. Regional: Tall Grass Gothic (Actor’s Theatre Louisville), Man In The White Suit (NY Stage & Film), Hair (TUTS—Houston), Hedwig (Victoria— San Francisco). Television: “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order,” “The Wedding Album,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Whoopi,” “The Sopranos.” Film: Ira & Abby, Never Forever (Sundance 2007), Clear Blue Tuesday. Yale Graduate. Asa dedicates his performance to the love of his life – his 6-year-old son Carpenter. CURT HANSEN (Gabe) is a Wisconsin native, and attended UW-Stevens Point. Broadway: Hairspray (Sketch, u/s Link Larkin), Next to Normal (u/s Gabe). Los

Angeles (Center Theatre Group): Parade (Young Soldier/Frankie Epps). TV: “The Good Wife,” Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush” (Dak Zevon). Selected NYC Readings: Mrs. Sharp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Giant and The Flamingo Kid. Love and thanks to his awesome family, Hay, the guys at BRS, and Mike at Principle Entertainment. EMMA HUNTON (Natalie) is thrilled to join the national tour of Next to Normal. Past credits include Spring Awakening (Ilse), Next to Normal (Natalie Swing), Les Misérables (Young Cossette/Young Eponine) as well as numerous television and film appearances. Many thanks and undying gratitude to the N2N creative team and cast. All my love to Mom, Ta-da, Amy, Toran, D, and Jenn for creating a role I am honored to play. PRESTON SADLEIR (Henry) was most recently seen off-Broadway in Edward Albee’s Me, Myself, & I. Other NY credits include Carrie: The Musical and Mrs. Sharp alongside Jane Krakowski. Regionally he appeared in Douglas Carter Beane’s Give It Up! Training includes the BFA program at Brigham Young University. Love and thanks to Mom, the insanely talented N2N team, Russell with Regarding Entertainment & my J’s. JEREMY KUSHNIER (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine). Broadway: Footloose (Ren); Rent (Roger). National Tours: Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Radames); Rent (Roger); Jersey Boys (Tommy). Regional: Chess (Freddie); Full Monty (Jerry); Bright Lights Big City (Jamie); Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). Film: The Adulterer. Jeremy's two independent CD’s can be found online at This performance is dedicated to his wife Jenny Lee and their beautiful daughter Nora. CAITLIN KINNUNEN (u/s Natalie) is beyond excited to be on tour with Next To Normal! Broadway: Spring Awakening (Thea). Regional theatre: The Secret Garden (Mary), Annie (Annie), Little Women (Amy), Wonderful Town, High



School Musical, and Fairystories. TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Sweet Little Lies,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Thanks to the Luedtke Agency and M, D, J, HH, K, M, and T. PERRY SHERMAN (u/s Gabe, Henry) is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful company. It’s a rare gift to work on a show like this. He made his professional debut with the first National Tour of Spring Awakening. Before that, he attended CMU for Drama. This one’s for all the loves in my life, Mom, Dad, Kim, Grandpa Joe and Chris. PEARL SUN (Standby for Diana). Lincoln Center Theater: Happiness. Broadway: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! OffBroadway/Regional: tick, tick... Boom! (Westport Country Playhouse), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse/NYTW) Yellow Wood (York Theatre), An Oak Tree (Perry Street Theatre). Regional: Long Story Short (City Theatre Pittsburgh/TheatreWorks Palo), Hello, Dolly! (Hangar Theatre), Hair (European tours). Pre-Broadway workshops: Harps & Angels, Legally Blonde and The Nightingale. For Mamma. JASON WATSON (Standby for Dan, u/s Doctor Madden/Dr. Fine). National Tour: Mamma Mia!, Jekyll & Hyde. Some regional favorites include: Jekyll & Hyde (J&H), Chess (Anatoly), Nine (Guido), Evita (Che), JCS (Judas), and West Side Story (Tony). Jason is originally from Colorado, but now resides in NYC with his beautiful wife, Kathleen, and their puppy, “Crazy” Mazie. He is also an accomplished photographer. Special thanks to Jason at KSR, Bernie Telsey, and love to his very own wonderfully “next to normal” family. & TOM KITT (Composer/Co-Orchestrator) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations (with Michael Starobin), for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the 2009

Frederick Loewe Award for dramatic composition and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score. Tom is responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway and was also the string arranger on their most recent album, 21st Century Breakdown. Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity (Broadway), From Up Here (MTC) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons). As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator for Broadway, OffBroadway and beyond, credits include 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore and Urban Cowboy. He is the proud leader of the Tom Kitt Band (, whose songs have been featured in film and TV. BRIAN YORKEY (Librettist/Lyricist) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. Brian was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score. Theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played Off-Broadway and regionally, the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet and the country musical Play It By Heart. Film and TV projects in development include the features Time After Time for Universal, Love Undercover for Pandemonium Films and Overture, Fashion Show for Parkes/ MacDonald and Paramount and Chase for Anonymous Content and Rosenzweig Films. He has directed Off-Broadway and regionally and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre in Washington state, one of the nation’s leading producers of new musicals. He’s a graduate of Columbia University, where he was artistic director of the Varsity Show, an alum of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.



MICHAEL GREIF (Director) also directed the Second Stage and Arena Stage productions of Next to Normal (Tony nomination). Recent work includes Angels in America at the Signature Theatre, The Winter’s Tale (NYSF at the Delacorte), Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide... at the Guthrie, The Three Sisters (Williamstown) and Romeo and Juliet (NYSF at the Delacorte). Broadway credits include Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), Rent (Tony nomination) and Never Gonna Dance. OffBroadway: Landscape of the Body, A Few Stout Individuals (Signature); Satellites, Fucking A, Dogeaters (Obie), Marisol, Pericles, Casanova, A Bright Room Called Day, Machinal (Obie) at NYSF; Boys’ Life, Spike Heels (Second Stage); A Very Common Procedure, The Distance From Here (MCC); Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons); Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout); and Beauty of the Father (MTC). At New York Theatre Workshop (Artistic Associate), he directed Cavedweller; Bright Lights, Big City; and the original production of Rent (Obie). Favorite regional productions include The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Street Scene, Tonight at 8:30, Once in a Lifetime (Williamstown); and Our Town, Sweet Bird of Youth, Boy, Randy Newman’s Faust, Slavs and Thérèse Raquin at La Jolla, where he was artistic director (1995-99). SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer). Broadway: 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis (OCC Award, Astaire and Drama Desk Award Noms.); 2006 Tony and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award Noms.); The Addams Family; 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal; All Shook Up and Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nom.). Off Broadway: Saved (Playwrights Horizon, Lucille Lortel Nom.); The Capeman, Romeo & Juliet (Public); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!); Salome (NYC Opera). Regional: The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla); Mambo Kings; The Marriage of Figaro (L.A.

Opera); Chita and All That Jazz. International: Disney’s Tarzan (World Theatre Award Nom); West Side Story, The Sound of Music (Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End); Kiss Me, Kate (Japan). TV: Judging and choreographing on “So You Think You Can Dance: Canada” (CTV), “Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “The 14th American Comedy Awards” (ABC), “Triple Sensation” (CBC). Ovation Award for Empire: A New American Musical and four Dora Award nominations in Canada. Upcoming: Directing and choreographing White Noise (Chicago), choreographing 1st National Tours: Memphis, Next to Normal and The Addams Family. MARK WENDLAND (Set Design) was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on this production. Broadway: Talk Radio, An Almost Holy Picture, Death of a Salesman. New York: Boys’ Life, Next to Normal, Some Men (Second Stage); Distracted (Roundabout); Unconditional (LAByrinth); Richard III, Hamlet, The False Servant, The Mysteries (CSC); Satellites, Fucking A, Pericles, A Dybbuk (Public Theater); Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens (Public Theater at the Delacorte); Beauty of the Father, Iron (MTC); Hot ’n’ Throbbing (Signature Theatre); Eight Days Backwards, Brutal Imagination (Vineyard Theatre). 2008 Henry Hewes Design Award. JEFF MAHSHIE (Costume Design). Broadway: The Little Dog Laughed. OffBroadway: Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, The Kid, Hurlyburly (Drama Desk nomination), Next to Normal, Becky Shaw, Privilege, Show People, The Scene, Laughing Wild as well as The Corn Is Green. Jeff is also a fashion designer; his work has been shown at Bryant Park and featured in such magazines as InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue as well as on the red carpet for many award shows. KEVIN ADAMS (Lighting Design) was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on Next To Normal. Broadway includes:



American Idiot (Tony Award), Everyday Rapture, Hair (Tony nomination), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), The 39 Steps (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Passing Strange, Take Me Out, Hedda Gabler, Sexaholix, The Good Body, An Almost Holy Picture. Off-Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch; new work by Edward Albee, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Durang, Kander and Ebb, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Charles Mee Jr., Neil Simon,and Anna Deavere Smith. Film: Mildred Pierce (HBO), Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing. 2002 Obie for Sustained Excellence. BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) was a 2009 Tony nominee for this production. His Broadway designs include American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Grease; Curtains; Spring Awakening; Grey Gardens; Pajama Game; All Shook Up; Twelve Angry Men; The Look of Love; “Master Harold”…and the boys; The Boys From Syracuse; Fortune’s Fool; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; The Rainmaker; Little Me; …Charlie Brown; Cabaret; Triumph of Love, 1776; and State Fair. Off-Broadway, Brian has designed Saved and Bug, for which he won an Obie and a Lucille Lortel Award. MICHAEL STAROBIN (Co-Orchestrator) won the 2009 Tony Award for this production as well as the 2004 Tony Award for Assassins. Other orchestrations include The Grinch, The Glorious Ones, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, Spelling Bee, Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls, My Favorite Year, Falsettos, In Trousers, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance/Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked From the Waist Down, Von Richtofen, the Public Theater’s La Bohème and Sunday in the Park With George. CHARLIE ALTERMAN (Music Supervisor). Broadway credits include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Musical Director/Actor) and

Legally Blonde. National Tour: Grease (also Korea, Macau). Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver and Silence: The Musical! Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Trinity Rep, Next to Normal at Arena Stage and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances: Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve,Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page. BRYAN PERRI (Music Director). Recently as Music Director: Wicked (LA, San Francisco sit downs and First National Tour), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse),Vanities (Second Stage; Cast album), Altar Boyz, Is There Life After High School? (York Theater). Numerous other shows and concert appearances throughout NYC and across the country. B.M from NYU, M.M. From CCM. Dedicated in loving memory to my brother Chris. ANNMARIE MILAZZO (Vocal Arrangements). Credits: Spring Awakening (Atlantic and Eugene O’Neill Theatre); Bright Lights, Big City (New York Theatre Workshop); Carmen (La Jolla Playhouse); The Marc Pease Experience (Paramount feature film). Composer/lyricist: Pretty Dead Girl (Sundance Film Festival), Sea Change. Lyricist: Le Rêve (Wynn Hotel Las Vegas), Carmen (La Jolla Playhouse). As a singer: the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway/tours: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Enron, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, All About Me, Race, Memphis, Rock of Ages, South Pacific, In the Heights, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Peep Show in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Sex and the City 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Sex and the City, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, The Bone Collector. TV: “Ugly Betty” (pilot), “Whoopi,” HBO’s “Undefeated,” commercials.



MICHAEL McGOFF (Production Stage Manager). National Tour: Rent, The Broadway Tour. Broadway: Cymbeline, Butley, Festen, Edward Albee’s Seascape, The Rivals, Next To Normal and Wicked. Shakespeare In Central Park credits include: The Winter’s Tale and Romeo & Juliet with Michael Greif and As You Like It. Select Off Broadway credits include Saved, The Musical, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Burn This and The Long Christmas Ride Home among many great gigs. He has worked extensively in the regional theatre. He is a proud member of AEA. RACHEL ZACK (Stage Manager). Broadway: Sunday In The Park With George, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cymbeline, The Light in the Piazza, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Wonderful Town. Tours: The Lincoln Center Theatre South Pacific; Rent, The Broadway Tour; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Off- Broadway: The Black Eyed, ¡El Conquistador! (NYTW), As You Like It (NYSF), BFE (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Paper Mill, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf. Graduate: Ithaca College Theatre Arts. TIMOTHY EAKER (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: The Country Girl, Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Royal Family, A Behanding in Spokane, Frost/Nixon, Les Misérables. Other New York: Kismet, 70 Girls, 70, Of Thee I Sing & BC/EFA’s Broadway Bares. Select Regional Credits: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Xanadu Live! For my incredible family. LARRY MORLEY (Technical Supervisor) is pleased to have been a part of the Broadway theatrical community for more then 25 years. Broadway credits include Hair, American Buffalo, Equus, Speed-thePlow, Passing Strange, Journey’s End, Butley, Well, Spelling Bee, Pippin, Primo, The Glass Menagerie, Virginia Woolf, Little Women, Twentieth Century, The Goat, Copenhagen,

Jane Eyre, Annie, Noise/Funk, La Cage, Rags and Steel Pier. JUDITH SCHOENFELD (Production Supervisor). Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: numerous productions at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines and Classic Stage Company. Additional work at Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. Judith is a member of Actors’ Equity and a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. 321 THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT (General Management). Nina Essman, Nancy Nagel Gibbs and Marcia Goldberg’s Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring management credits include Wicked; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Striking 12; Man of La Mancha; The Good Body (tour); The Graduate; The Vagina Monologues; Bat Boy; Fully Committed; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life; Lifegame; The Lion King; De La Guarda; Rent; Guys and Dolls; 42nd Street; I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Full Gallop; The Santaland Diaries; and Family Secrets. LAURA PIETROPINTO (Assistant Director) made her Broadway debut with Next to Normal after assisting on the piece at Arena and Second Stage. Off-Broadway: A Very Common Procedure (MCC), Satellites (Public), Landscape of the Body (Signature), Get What You Need (Atlantic), Feeling Electric (NYMF), Kid Simple (SPF). Regional: Avenue Q (Wynn Las Vegas), Landscape of the Body (Williamstown). BA, Columbia University. DONTEE KIEHN (Associate Choreographer) returns to N2N after having served as Associate on the Broadway, Arena, and Second Stage productions. Choreographic credits: The Winter’s Tale (Public Theater), Pride and Prejudice (Eastman Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare) and original ballet Bahia (Bay Area



Houston Ballet and Theater). Associate: Addams Family (Broadway, Lunt-Fontanne) Saved (Playwrights Horizons) and Hansel and Gretel (Houston Grand Opera, PBS). Broadway Performing credits: Gypsy (starring Bernadette Peters) and 42nd Street. DAVID STONE (Producer) is currently represented by Wicked and Next to Normal. He has produced The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Three Days of Rain, Man of La Mancha, The Vagina Monologues, Fully Committed, Lifegame, The Diary of Anne Frank, Full Gallop, The Santaland Diaries and Family Secrets. David serves on the boards of The Broadway League and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He also serves on the advisory boards of V-Day and Second Stage Theatre. David has lectured on theatre at the Juilliard School, NYU, Yale, Columbia and his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. JAMES L. NEDERLANDER (Producer). President of the Nederlander Organization, son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world as well as theatrical productions, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Among Mr. Nederlander’s producing credits are Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen (special Tony Award), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out and Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. Current productions include Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story and The Addams Family. Upcoming productions include a live show with magician David Blaine. BARBARA WHITMAN (Producer). Broadway credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde the Musical, 33 Variations, Mary Stuart, Hamlet and in the West End, Piaf. A native New Yorker, Barbara is a

proud alum of NYU’s Gallatin and Columbia University’s program in theatre management and producing. She is chair of the board of Play Group Theatre, a Westchester-based youth theatre company. Her proudest productions are her sons, Daniel and Will. PATRICK CATULLO (Producer). Broadway: Next to Normal, Come Fly Away, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Times They Are A-Changin’ and Sixteen Wounded. He has served as the associate to producer David Stone and 321 Theatrical Management for the past decade. Patrick is a graduate of Yale University and a member of The Broadway League. SECOND STAGE THEATRE (Producer), founded in 1979 under the leadership of artistic director Carole Rothman, produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America’s best contemporary theatre, including such productions as Let Me Down Easy, Everyday Rapture, Becky Shaw, Animals Out of Paper, Edward Albee’s Peter and Jerry, The Little Dog Laughed, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Crowns, Jitney, Saturday Night, The Good Times Are Killing Me, This Is Our Youth, Coastal Disturbances and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The company’s more than 125 citations include the Pulitzer Prize, seven Tony Awards, the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 26 Obie Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Clarence Derwent Awards, 12 Drama Desk Awards, nine Theatre World Awards, 11 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award and 15 AUDELCO Awards. For subscriptions and more information, visit Information in “Who’s Who in the Cast” is provided by the production. Where opinions are expressed, they are those of the players, not necessarily those of PLAYBILL



321 THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT Bob Brinkerhoff, Patrick Catullo, Mattea CoglianoBenedict, James Compton, John DiMeglio, Tara Geesaman, Aaron Glick, Lisa Goldberg, Jason Haft, Andrew Hartman, Brent McCreary, Alex Owen, Greg Schaffert, Nathan Vernon

CASTING TELSEY + COMPANY Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Carrie Rosson CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Bess Fifer CSA, Patrick Goodwin, Abbie Brady-Dalton

Earlier development of Next to Normal was made possible by: THE JONATHAN LARSON FOUNDATION THE NEW YORK MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL Isaac Robert Hurwitz, Executive Producer

GENERAL PRESS REPRESENTATIVE ALEMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS Phillip Aleman Justin O’Neill TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Larry Morley COMPANY MANAGER ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Susan Brumley ENGAGEMENT MANAGER≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Ken Silverman PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER ≥≥≥≥≥Michael McGoff Stage Manager ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Rachel Zack Assistant Stage Manager≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Timothy Eaker Assistant Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Laura Pietropinto Associate Choreographer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Dontee Kiehn Assistant Scenic Designer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Rachel Nemec Scenic Design Assistant ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Jonathan Collins Associate Costume Designer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Kyle LaColla Associate Lighting Designer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Joel E. Silver Associate Sound Designer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Ashley Hanson Production Lighting Consultant ≥≥≥≥≥≥Brendan Quigley NY Lighting Programmer≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Michael Pitzer LA Lighting Programmer≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Jason Badger Assistant to Mr. Kitt and Mr. Yorkey ≥≥≥≥Kat Ramsburg Production Carpenter≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Keith Reese Production Electrician ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Steve LaPlante Carpenter≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Forrest Hinman Electricians ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Michael Berg, Cean Carmichael Props ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Vera Pizzarelli Sound Engineer ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Brian Shoemaker Asst. Sound Engineer≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Pea-Jae Stasuk Wardrobe Supervisor≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Barbara Oleszczuk Star Dresser ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Loretta Bussen Dance Captain ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Pearl Sun Music Preparation ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Emily Grishman/ Emily Grishman Music Preparation Inc. Synthesizer Programming ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Randy Cohen Assistant to the Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Grant Kretchik Assistant to Mr. Stone ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Aaron Glick Assts. to the General Managers ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Mattea Cogliano-Benedict, James Compton National Press Representative ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥The Hartman Group/ Michael Hartman, Tom D’Ambrosio, Michelle Bergmann Advertising ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Serino Coyne Inc./ Greg Corradetti, Joaquin Esteva Interactive Marketing ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Situation Interactive Merchandising ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥The Araca Group Legal Counsel ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Schreck, Rose and Dapello/ Nancy Rose, David Berlin Director of Finance ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥John Dimeglio Accountant ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥FK Partners CPA’s LLP/ Robert Fried Banking ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥City National Bank/Michele Gibbons Insurance≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance/ Claudia Kaufman Payroll Service ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥ ADP/Owen Mahon Production Photography ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥ Craig Schwartz New York Rehearsals≥≥≥≥≥≥≥ New 42nd Street Studios

VILLAGE THEATRE Issaquah, Washington Robb Hunt, Executive Producer/ Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director SECOND STAGE THEATRE Artistic Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Carole Rothman Executive Director≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Casey Reitz Associate Artistic Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Christopher Burney Production Manager ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Jeff Wild Technical Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Robert Mahon Director of the Annual Fund ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Karen Goldfeder Director of Finance ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Janice B. Cwill General Manager≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Don-Scott Cooper Literary Manager ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Sarah Steele Director of Marketing ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Laura DiLorenzo Ticket Services Manager ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Greg Turner SECOND STAGE THEATRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Anthony C.M. Kiser, Chairman Emeritus Stephen C. Sherrill, Chairman Hamilton E. James (President), Suzanne Davidson (Treasurer), Mary Moran (Secretary), David A. Ackert, Elizabeth C. Berens, Elizabeth H. Berger, Tavener Holmes Berry, Susan Braddock, Jeffrey H. Bunzel, Sally D. Clement, Lawrence G. Creel, Judy Davis, Carla Emil, Frances D. Fergusson, Wendy Evans Joseph, Steven B. Klinsky, Terry Lindsay, George S. Loening, Patti LuPone, Timothy J. McClimon, Anne McMillen, John Partilla, Bambi Putnam, Kirk A. Radke, Donna Rosen, Michael Rothfeld, Carole Rothman, Joshua Ruch, Nathan E. Saint-Amand, Didi Schafer, Michael E. Singer, John M. Sullivan, Jr., Ann Tenenbaum, James E. Thomas, Nancy Walker, Candace Weir The development of Next to Normal at Second Stage Theatre was supported by the Edgerton Foundation, the Jonathan Larson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. ARENA STAGE Artistic Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Molly Smith Managing Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Edgar Dobie Director of Communications ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Chad M. Bauman Director of Finance and Administration ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Joe Berardelli Associate Artistic Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥David Dower Technical Director ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Jim Glendinning Production Manager ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Carey Lawless Director of Community Engagement ≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Anita Maynard-Losh Chief Development Office≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥≥Carmel Owen ARENA STAGE BOARD Chair: Mark Shugoll. Vice Chairs: Guy Bergquist, Michele G. Berman, Susan Haas Bralove, John M. Derrick Jr., Terry R. Peel, Les Silverman. Secretary: Ronald A. Paul, M.D. Treasurer: Hubert M. Schlosberg. Andrew R. Ammerman, Ashok Bajaj, Steven R. Bralove,


WHO’S WHO in the CAST David S. Broder, Donald de Laski, Nancy de Laski, Gina H. Despres, Wendy L. Farrow, Nancy M. Folger, Ellen K. Harrison, Fruzsina Harsanyi, Joseph H. Jarboe, Margot Kelly, W. Buford Lewis, B. Thomas Mansbach, Beverly Perry, William S. Sessions, David E. Shiffrin, Molly Smith, Richard W. Snowdon, Roderic L. Woodson. Honorary Board: Susan Clampitt, Allan D. Cors, Fred Grandy, Priscilla Dewey Houghton, Judy Lansing Kovler, David O. Maxwell, Joan P. Maxwell, Stacey J. Mobley, Judy Lynn Prince, Beth Newburger Schwartz, Margaret Tomlinson. Life Trustees: Norman Bernstein, Zelda Fichandler, J. Burke Knapp, Dr. Jaylee M. Mead, Lee G. Rubenstein. Emeritus: Joan & Peter Andrews, Arlene Kogod, Jonathan M. Weisgall CREDITS Scenery constructed & automated by Hudson Scenic Studios, Inc. Lighting equipment by PRG Lighting. Sound equipment by PRG Audio. Additional wardrobe provided by Juliana Margulies and Jessica Weinstein. Prop body by Den Design Studio. Wig for prop body by J. Jared Janas. SPECIAL THANKS The authors would like to thank the following for their invaluable medical expertise: Dr. Anthony Pietropinto, MD., Dr. Nancy Elman, PhD., Dr. Quentin Van Meter, MD.


The musicians employed in this production are members of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians.

Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.).

This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.




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THIS MONTH, WE THOUGHT YOU’D APPRECIATE OUR NOT THANKING YOU. In these extraordinary times, your generosity could not be more important in helping ASC fund the efforts of those dedicated to arts, science, history and heritage. With every dollar more critical than ever, we are foregoing our tradition of listing all of our donors in this publication. Instead, you can view a list of our donors at, and we hope you will accept our sincere gratitude as we devote our resources to those who are counting on our support.



enthrall longtime opera fans and newcomers pera Carolina’s 2011-12 Season, alike.” underwritten by a generous sponsorship All performances are at the Belk Theater. from Wells Fargo Private Bank, promises a spectacular lineup of grand operas featuring new Season subscriptions are on sale now, with single tickets available (beginning at $15) on August 1. productions and renowned artists. For ticket information, call 704.372.1000 or The Company’s 63rd season opens with visit Opera Carolina an exciting new production of Verdi’s highly charged Spanish drama, Il Trovatore on October offers a 25% discount for subscribers to the full Opera season, as well as a new Youth Discount 15, 20 and 23, starring the emotion-stirring to encourage adults to bring young people to the Italian tenor Antonello Palombi and Opera. Student Rush tickets and discounts for international opera diva Denyce Graves. groups are also available. Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s iconic Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera romantic tragedy, follows on January 21, 26, 28 Association by and 29. a small group Korean of volunteers, soprano today Opera Yunah Lee Carolina is the stars in a largest dazzlingly professional provocative opera company production in the by worldCarolinas. Its renowned mission is to Japanese inspire the artist Jun region’s diverse Kaneko. community The Opera Carolina - Madame Butterfly 2012 production. Designed by Jun Kaneko. Photo courtesy of Opera Omaha. Opera season comes to a magnificent conclusion through the presentation of Opera, Operetta, and Education & Outreach programs that with the Charlotte premiere of Tchaikovsky’s elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera romantic setting of Alexander Pushkin’s masterpiece Eugene Onegin on March 17, 22 and Carolina is supported by individuals and 25, featuring North Carolina’s own Metropolitan corporations throughout the region, and is also supported, in part, with operating support from Opera star Anthony Dean Griffey as Lensky. the Arts & Science Council. Additional support “The season’s inspired repertoire radiates is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, the power of opera on a grand scale,” notes a division of the Department of Cultural James Meena, general director and principal Resources, and the National Endowment for the conductor of Opera Carolina. “From Arts. Opera Carolina is a member of OPERA international stars to visual productions as America. breathtaking as the music, the season will

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he Charlotte Symphony recently announced its exciting 2011-2012 Classics series. Founded in 1932, the 2011-2012 season marks the 80th anniversary of the Charlotte Symphony and the second season of Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. Warren-Green will conduct eight of the ten programs in a Classics series that continues the Symphony’s tradition of highlighting emerging, exceptionally gifted soloists who are the brightest of their generation. Guest performers include pianist Martina Filjak, cellist Joshua Roman, pianist Joyce Yang, violinist Chad Hoopes, and Swedish soprano Klara Ek. Guest conductors include the esteemed Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony, Grant CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN Llewellyn, and Michael Stern, conductor of the Kansas City Symphony in Kansas City, Missouri. Christopher Warren-Green opens the season on September 16 and 17 with the passionate music of beloved Russian composers – Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky. Featured soloist is the young Croatian pianist Martina Filjak, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor. Filjak was the winner of the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition and took First Prize at both the 2007 Viotti International Music Competition and the 2008 International Music Competition

Maria Canals. Long absent from Classics concerts, instrumental music by J.S. Bach will be performed on two programs this season: the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in November and the Orchestral Suite No. 1 in April. Classics 8 celebrates the music of Tchaikovsky as part of a month-long Tchaikovsky Festival, presented in collaboration with Opera Carolina and the North Carolina Dance Theatre. In addition to the Classics concerts, festival performances throughout the month of March include Opera Carolina’s production of Eugene Onegin, ballet with NCDT, and a special KnightSounds series concert by the Charlotte Symphony. “When I moved to Charlotte, it was a treat to discover the presence of the North Carolina Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina in the city,” says Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. “I saw the opportunity for the Symphony to collaborate with both of these wonderful arts organizations to showcase the talent of Charlotte. The Tchaikovsky Festival in March 2012 promises to be an exciting partnership." The 2011-2012 season comes to a magnificent conclusion in May with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, performed with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. In addition to the Symphony’s 80th year, this season also marks the 60th anniversary of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Missa Solemnis is one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements, contemporaneous with his famous Symphony No. 9.

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A higher level of creativity. The Design Center of the Carolinas would like to congratulate Ashley Plyler: the winner of Charlotte’s High Design Contest. For Jane’s Dancing Addiction, Ms. Plyler created a vibrant design that we are proud to display on our 125’ water tower–Charlotte’s highest canvas. We invite you to the Historic South End to see this year’s winning design, or to view it on our website. Ms. Plyler’s art is just the latest example of the inspired work that emanates every day from the Design Center–the home to Charlotte’s most forward-thinking businesses.

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NEXT TO NORMAL playbill  
NEXT TO NORMAL playbill  

Program guide for NEXT TO NORMAL, July 12-17, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts.