“The Normal Heart” Announces “30 For $30” New Generation Night May 26
A GREAT TIME TO BE YOUNG AT “HEART!”
“ T H E N O R M A L H E A R T ”
ANNOUNCES “30 FOR $30” NIGHT MAY 26
TO HELP REACH A NEW GENERATION
DISCOUNTED TICKETS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE MEMBERS
New York, NY – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart will offer a special, one-night-only discount to young people for the Thursday, May 26th performance. In an effort to help introduce Kramer’s powerful and important play to a new generation of people, $30.00 tickets will be available to anyone born in 1980 or after by showing a photo I.D. at the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45 Street) between now and May 26th.
Immediately following the performance, audience members will be invited to stay for a special talkback hosted by NY1’s theatre producer and reporter Frank DiLella and Playbill Magazine editor-in-chief Blake Ross, joined by members of the cast, to discuss the impact the show is having on audience members who were not alive to witness the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic (or see the original play).
The Normal Heart made its World Premiere at the Public Theater in 1985 and premiered on Broadway on April 19, 2011 before opening to rave reviews on April 27, 2011. The limited engagement, which stars Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox, runs through July 10, 2011.
Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe direct the production, which has been nominated for five Tony Awards® and is nominated for Best Revival of a Play by the Drama Desk and Drama League Awards. The Normal Heart is already the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Play, the Best Ensemble Award from the Drama Desk Awards and a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle.
The design team includes David Rockwell (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), David Weiner (lighting), David Van Tieghem (sound and original music), and Batwin & Robin (projections).
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 Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street). General rush tickets are available for all performances for $36.50 at the box office on a first come, first served basis the day of the performance. (Limit two tickets per person; cash or credit card.)
The weekly performance schedule is as follows: 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 entire company of The Normal Heart is deeply committed to the message of this play, and so the production is proud to support The Actors Fund, Friends In Deed, amfAR and the Human Rights Campaign.
Paul Davis, the legendary graphic designer of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, has graciously lent his original logo for this production’s use.
The premiere presentation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart on Broadway is produced by Daryl Roth, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment in association with Gregory Rae and Jayne Baron Sherman/Alexander Fraser.