NEXT TO NORMAL follows the story of Diana Goodman, a suburban mom, as she comes to terms with her bipolar disorder and the effect her struggle has on her family. It is a gripping and honest portrayal of how one suburban family grapples with mental illness touching on issues such as grieving, suicide, drug abuse and ethics in modern psychiatry. This contemporary musical deals tenderly with how far two parents will go to keep their family’s world intact.

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards, NEXT TO NORMAL is one of the most lauded musicals of a generation. This emotional tour de force features provocative lyrics and an electrifying score that includes more than 30 original songs.

“A Mind-Blowing Production” (The Hartford Courant)

Cast & Creatives


Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics

Brian Yorkey


Rob Ruggiero

Music Director

Adam Souza


John Cardoza


J.D. Daw


David Harris


Maya Keleher


Christiane Noll


Nicholas Sacks

Set Design

Wilson Chin

Costume Design

Tricia Barsamian

Lighting Design

John Lasiter

Sound Design

Ed Chapman