Next to Normal Wins a Pulitzer

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 04:57 PM

A rock musical about a bipolar suburban housewife?  Admit it, you doubted the success of “Next to Normal” too.  But 11 Tony nominations (3 wins) and 400+ performances later, the show is still rocking.  If you haven’t had the chance to see it, this latest accolade should be your cue to get to the theater now.

“Next to Normal” just won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  In the 92-year history of the award, only seven other musicals have won a Pulitzer.  And as the LA Times reports, the board that administers the awards was so jazzed about the show, they overruled the short list of recommendations by the jury.

Last spring, the cast of the show, along with composer Tom Kitt, stopped by Studio 360 and performed live:

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Comments [3]

Ionut

nice music

Apr. 14 2010 02:39 AM
harshit151989

Read their script and saw their performance on youtube, hope to see them on a tour in India.

Apr. 13 2010 02:27 PM
planejaner

How wonderful! We have our tickets for the end of May...! This musical was "born" not far from here, in Issaquah's Village Theatre...this is an especially wonderful win--for the "local boys"!
jane

Apr. 13 2010 09:16 AM

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