Broadway World: Next to Normal


Chad Wheeler in “Next to Normal” at Keegan Theatre (C. Stanley Photography)

Great theatre not only entertains, it pushes boundaries and provokes thought.

“Next to Normal” may not have Hamilton’s name recognition; however it easily ranks as one of the greatest musicals of this century. Provocative and funny, topical and emotionally stirring, it’s the musical art form at its best. DC theatergoers now have a fantastic opportunity to see the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama in a powerful, yet intimate, production at Keegan Theatre.

… Keegan Theatre’s space is a perfect fit for the production … “Next to Normal”‘s plot doesn’t make it an easy musical to stage or a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Nevertheless, Keegan deserves immense credit for a production that is intimate and stirring, one that had Tuesday’s opening night audience captivated.

Read the full review here.