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The Normal Heart Cast & Creative

Larry Kramer's landmark play about love, AIDS and New York in the 1980s chronicles the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jul. 10, 2011.

Show Overview

About The Normal Heart

What Is the Story of The Normal Heart?
The Normal Heart centers on Ned Weeks, a gay writer who finds himself at the forefront of the fight against AIDS at a time when the disease was so terrifyingly, new it didn’t even have a name. As more and more of his friends fall ill, Ned does his best to rally support for the cause all while finding love with his own partner, Felix, and raging against institutions of media, medicine and government that seem determined to ignore him.


Joe Mantello
Ned Weeks
Ellen Barkin
Dr. Emma Brookner
Tommy Boatwright
Bruce Niles
Patrick Breen
Mickey Marcus
Luke Macfarlane
Craig Donner/Grady
Mark Harelik
Ben Weeks
Richard Topol
Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor
Wayne Alan Wilcox


Written by
Larry Kramer
Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe
Set Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Designer
David Weiner
Sound Designer
David Van Tieghem
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