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‘The Normal Heart’ earns five Tony Award nominations

It’s been a big week for ‘The Normal Heart’ on Broadway – it opened April 27 to rave reviews, and it has just received five Tony Award nominations. Congratulations to everyone involved with the Broadway play! ‘The Normal Heart’ – the story of a group of friends who refused to let doctors, politicians and the press ignore the growing AIDS epidemic of the 1980s – was nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Joe Mantello)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (John Benjamin Hickey)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Ellen Barkin)
  • Best Direction of a Play (Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe)
  • Best Revival of a Play

Click here for the full list of nominees, and don’t miss the awards show – it will be held on Sunday, June 12.

And get your tickets now for ‘The Normal Heart’ – a percentage of sales supports HRC. The show is running for 96 performances over 12 weeks.

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