Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Now available from Middle Eight Music...Next To Normal the hit Broadway Musical!

Next to Normal - 2009 Original Broadway CastNext to Normal - 2009 Original Broadway Cast (2CD)

Now in stock from Ghostlight Records, an exciting new musical - yes it's a rock musical about mental illness - but when it opened this month on Broadway, it had the New York critics raving!

Music by Tom Kitt and lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey

Featuring Alice Ripley, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Louis Hobson, J. Robert Spencer and Aaron Tveit.

"Next to Normal" covers a challenging subject, no question. That it's hopeful and uplifting, not depressing, is more than a triumph - it's next to wondrous...As the unmoored mother, Ripley gives a towering performance that leaves you tongue-tied for superlatives." - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

"It's a tough sell: a rock musical about mental illness... But composer Tom Kitt and lyricist-librettist Brian Yorkey chose to devote two hours and 20 minutes (and nearly 40 songs) to this generally unappealing subject; the result, in Next to Normal, is incongruously, sometimes agonizingly beautiful." - Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

"Simply put, "Next to Normal" is truly one of the most powerful, surprising and invigorating original musicals in recent memory, reminding us how it's possible for contemporary musical theater to hook an audience entirely through the strength of its storytelling. This dynamic musical should not be missed." - Matt Windman, amNewYork

"Next to of the most adventurous and satisfying musicals of the season." - Michael Kuchwara

"brave, breathtaking musical...Ms. Ripley is giving what promises to be the musical performance of the season." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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