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‘The Normal Heart’ Opens to Rave Reviews

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 – premiered on Broadway to stellar reviews Wednesday night, a quarter-century after it was first written. From the New York Times review:

“More than a quarter of a century after it first scorched New York, “The Normal Heart” is breathing fire again. The passionately acted new Broadway production of Larry Kramer’s watershed drama from 1985 — an indictment of a world unwilling to confront the epidemic that would come to be known as AIDS — blasts you like an open, overstoked furnace. Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over, and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”

Get your tickets now - a percentage of sales supports HRC. The show is running for 96 performances over 12 weeks, and stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, and Jim Parsons.

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