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The Normal Heart Tickets & Information

Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

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The Normal Heart Summary

Ellen Barkin, John Benjamin Hickey, Joe Mantello, Lee Pace and Jim Parsons head the all-star cast in the Broadway premiere of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Hailed by London’s National Theatre as “one of the greatest 100 plays of the 20th century,” this groundbreaking story of love, rage and pride comes to Broadway for 12 weeks only.

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. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever.

Life Lessons in ‘Normal Heart’ (NY Times)
The Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play The Normal Heart draws varied reactions from gay people too young to remember the era in which it is set.

Joe Mantello’s Heartfelt Return to Acting (NY Times)
Joe Mantello, a two-time Tony winner for directing, returned to acting for the role that resonates the most with him, Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart.

Larry Kramer Hand Delivers His Latest Message (NY Times)
Larry Kramer, the playwright now making his Broadway debut with The Normal Heart, is handing out letters outside performances of his play reminding theatergoers that H.I.V. and AIDS are still a real problem.

The Normal Heart Special Information

The entire company of The Normal Heart is deeply committed to the message of this play, and is proud to support: The Actors Fund, amfAR, Friends in Deed and HRC.

Tuesday TalkOut:

Immediately following Tuesday performances*, distinguished members of the community will lead Tuesday TalkOut, a series of talkbacks that underscore the themes and historical context of the play.

Tuesday, June 14
The Legal Battle for Marriage Equality in New York
With Brian Ellner, HRC Senior Campaign Strategist

Tuesday, June 21
Responding to the Crisis—Past, Present and Future: The Actors Fund’s HIV/AIDS Initiative
With Joseph P. Benincasa, President and CEO and Barbara Davis, COO, The Actors Fund

*Schedule and speakers subject to change without notice.

The Normal Heart Cast Members:

Joe Mantello, Ellen Barkin, John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Breen, Luke MacFarlane, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Mark Harelik, Richard Topol, Wayne Wilcox

The Normal Heart Creative Team

Author: Larry Kramer
Director: Joel Grey
Producer: Normal Heart Broadway LLC
Press Agent: O&M Co.

The Normal Heart Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 5 Tony Awards
  • Best Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Joe Mantello
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - John Benjamin Hickey - Winner!
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Ellen Barkin - Winner!
  • Best Direction of a Play - Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe
Nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe - Winner!
Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Nominated for 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Joe Mantello
Winner Outer Critics Special Acheivement Award: Ellen Barkin for her Outstanding Broadway Debut in The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 35 minutes, including intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 14 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 19, 2011 April 27, 2011

Box Office Hours

Currently not open; Beginning September 8:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Closed (Beginning October 26: Noon - 6pm)

No advance sales 1/2 hour prior to curtain!

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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

None available.