Tony-winning musical ‘Next To Normal’ – now in LA!

This past spring when I was in NYC, I had the chance to see the rock musical Next To Normal which I absolutely fell head over heels for, I was completely blown away and emotionally shaken! The Tony award-winning musical (it was nominated for eleven Tonys and won three) just made its west coast debut at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown, I attended the premiere last weekend and once again I was totally riveted, thankfully the super talented Alice Ripley (who won the 2009 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical) is reprising her role as ‘Diana Goodman’ – the troubled bipolar mom who is just trying to keep it together for herself and her family. (I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot, just go see it!) I literally can’t say enough about this show, the music is excellent (of course I have the soundtrack) and the story will definitely stay with you long after you see it! (You also might want to have some tissues handy) This is one musical you cannot afford to miss, but you have to be quick, it’s leaving Los Angeles on January 2nd but will continue to play in various US and Canadian cities on its tour (here’s the full schedule) Everyone I know that has seen the show has loved it, Next To Normal comes highly-recommended, do not miss it, trust me on this one!




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MK (Michael Knudsen) first started PopBytes back in September of 2003—while trying to make a website for his design portfolio, the site quickly turned into one of the premiere online destinations for all things pop culture! A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner Ivan along with four dogs, four cats and two parrots. Follow him on Twitter @PopBytes.