Previews Begin April 19
Jim Parsons, cred: Vespa, WireImage.com
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”) will join the cast of the Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s, The Normal Heart. Both int their Broadway debuts, Pace will play Bruce Niles and Parsons will take on the role of Tommy Boatwright. They will join previously announced cast members Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey. Directed by Joel Grey, the production will begin a 12-week limited engagement at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, April 19, and will open officially on Wednesday, April 27.
The classic Larry Kramer play about the rise of the AIDS epidemic in New York City makes a return to Broadway this spring after celebrating its 25th anniversary. Still as relevant today as it was when it first opened at the Public Theater, the play highlights the disturbing silence of America’s political and media powers in addressing the issue. At its core are also topics which are straight out of America’s current political scene, such as gay marriage and the health care system.
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