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The Normal Heart to Open on Broadway in April

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the silence surrounding the growing AIDS crisis in New York in the early 1980s. This pivotal time in the LGBT movement is depicted in Larry Kramer’s play, The Normal Heart, which will premiere on Broadway this spring.

Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, and Jim Parsons head the all-star cast in the Broadway premiere. Hailed by London’s National Theatre as “one of the greatest 100 plays of the 20th century,” this groundbreaking story of love, rage and pride comes to Broadway for 12 weeks. 

The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever.

Preview performances of The Normal Heart begin at the Golden Theatre on April 19, with the premiere set for April 27. Don’t wait to get tickets, though – the show will be running for 96 performances only. Tickets are on sale now. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will support the work of the Human Rights Campaign and three other non-profit organizations.

For more information, visit the official website for The Normal Heart.

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