Michael Greif directs this moving new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.
Comments from published critics
‘‘It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel everything musical. A brave, breathtaking musical!’’
‘‘Next to Normal covers a challenging subject, no question. That it's hopeful and uplifting, not depressing, is more than a triumph—it's next to wondrous.’’
‘‘There are no easy answers to be found in Next to Normal, a startling, emotion-drenched musical about one family's attempt to cope with mental illness. The show is an impressive achievement, a heartfelt entertainment. One of the most adventurous and satisfying musicals of the season.’’
‘‘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. You leave this show feeling you’ve discovered something fresh and vital.’’
‘‘Its choice of subject alone is reason to admire Next to Normal. The creative team here poses a potentially hackneyed question—is it better to feel pain or smother it?—and gives it freshness, urgency and emotional integrity.’’