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Next To Normal to Play Ellie Caulkins Opera House
By Amy Lindsey
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Pulitzer Prize And Tony Award-Winning
Next To Normal
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
January 4-16, 2011

DENVER — The startling new musical NEXT TO NORMAL, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will start the Denver Center Attractions 2011 season on an dramatic high note, playing the Ellie Caulkins Opera House January 4–16.  Denver audiences will have the privilege of seeing Alice Ripley reprise the role she created on Broadway, for which she won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.  Single tickets go on sale Sunday, November 28 at www.denvercenter.org or by phone and walk-up Monday, November 29 at 10am.

Alice Ripley, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for NEXT TO NORMAL, will reprise her acclaimed performance in the musical’s engagement in Denver. NEXT TO NORMAL also features Asa Somers (Dan), Curt Hansen (Gabe), Emma Hunton (Natalie), Jeremy Kushnier (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine) and Preston Sadleir (Henry).

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tony Awards – Best Score, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations – NEXT TO NORMAL features music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and direction by Michael Greif. With a thrilling contemporary score, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

NEXT TO NORMAL had a surprising and highly unlikely route to Broadway.  The musical originally opened at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre on February 13, 2008.  Producer David Stone, who had been guiding the musical since 2005, took the unexpected step of bringing the show to Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage where it was significantly reworked, and then back to New York and to Broadway, where it opened to rave reviews on April 15, 2009. This unusual trajectory from a New York Off-Broadway premiere to an out-of-town regional theatre engagement and then back to New York has been unprecedented.

NEXT TO NORMAL was chosen as “one of the year’s ten best” by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, New York Daily News, The Bergen Record, and NY1 – more than any other musical from that season.

Single tickets for NEXT TO NORMAL start at just $20. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100.  TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582.  Groups of 15 or more, please call 303.446.4829.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex Lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org.

NEXT TO NORMAL is part of the Denver Center Attractions 2011 season, which is generously supported by United Airlines and Vectra Bank. Media sponsorship for DCA is provided by The Denver Post, CBS4 and Denver Magazine.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.  Please visit our website at www.denvercenter.org.

For more information on NEXT TO NORMAL, visit www.NextToNormal.com

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