"Rock is alive and rolling like thunder in next to normal
. It's the best musical of the season by a mile...an emotional powerhouse with a fire in its soul and a wicked wit that burns just as fiercely."-Rolling Stone
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"No show on Broadway right now makes as a direct grab for the heart-or wrings it as thoroughly-as next to normal
does. ... [It] focuses squarely on the pain that cripples the members of a suburban family, and never for a minute does it let you escape the anguish at the core of their lives. next to normal
does not, in other words, qualify as your standard feel-good musical. Instead this portrait of a manic-depressive mother and the people she loves and damages is something much more: a feel-everything musical, which asks you, with operatic force, to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts."-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics). It was named Best Musical of the Season by Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.
Suitable for ages 15 and up.