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Lee Pace and Jim Parsons Join Cast of THE NORMAL HEART

LEE PACE AND JIM PARSONS

JOIN THE CAST OF LARRY KRAMER’S

“ T H E   N O R M A L   H E A R T ”

PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, APRIL 19
OPENING SET NIGHT FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
AT THE JOHN GOLDEN THEATRE

Get The Normal Heart Tickets

New York, NY – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”) and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) have joined the cast of Larry Kramer’s ground-breaking play, The Normal Heart.  In their Broadway debuts, Pace will play Bruce Niles and Parsons will play Tommy Boatwright, joining the previously announced Joe Mantello as Ned Weeks, Ellen Barkin as Dr. Emma Brookner and John Benjamin Hickey as Felix Turner.  Joel Grey will direct the production, which begins its limited 12-week engagement on Tuesday, April 19 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), with an official opening night set for Wednesday, April 27.

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. First produced by Joseph Papp at New York’s Public Theater, the play was a critical sensation and a seminal moment in theater history.  So ahead of its time was this play that many of the core issues it addresses – including gay marriage, the healthcare system and, of course, AIDS – are just as relevant today as they were when it first premiered. 

Tickets, priced from $26.50 to $116.50, are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or in person at the John Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street).  The weekly performance schedule will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.   (The first performance, on Tuesday, April 19, will be at 8:00 p.m.  There will be a special 8:00 p.m. performance on Monday, April 25.  There will be no performance on Thursday, April 28.)

The entire company of The Normal Heart is deeply committed to the message of this play, and so a percentage of the production's weekly profits will be donated to a group of dedicated nonprofit organizations, including The Actors Fund and Friends In Deed, among others.   In addition, a special partnership is being created with amfAR.

The Normal Heart will be produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Paul Boskind.  Additional cast and creative team information is forthcoming.

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