- Preview: March 27, 2009
- Open: April 15, 2009
- Close: January 16, 2011
"Next to Normal" concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
For the record, "Next to Normal" opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage on February 13, 2008 and was significantly reworked in a subsequent out-of-town fun at Washington DC's Arena Stage, where it opened on Dec 10, 2008.