Rehearsals are underway for the London premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which will play the Donmar Warehouse August 12-October 7.
Directed by Michael Longhurst, the production will officially open August 22.
The cast features Grammy Award nominee Caissie Levy (Frozen) as Diana Goodman, Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton) as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine, Jack Ofrecio (From Here to Eternity) as Henry, Olivier winner and Tony nominee Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Dan, Jack Wolfe (Pinocchio) as Gabe, and Olivier winner and BAFTA nominee Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Matilda the Musical) as Natalie.
The exploration of a suburban family struggling with the effects of
mental illness has a book and lyrics by Yorkey and music by Kitt. The original production won three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best
Original Score for the pair. The musical subsequently won the 2010
Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The upcoming staging will also have musical supervision by Nigel Lilley, designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Tony Gayle, movement direction and choreography by Ann Yee, video design by Tal Rosner, musical direction by Nick Barstow, associate musical direction by Natalie Pound, and casting by Anna Cooper.