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Tony-winning musical 'Next to Normal' coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in November

March 29, 2010 | 11:44 am

Nexttonormal "Next to Normal," Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony-winning musical about a family's struggle with a mother's mental illness, is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in November.

The show's producers announced Monday that the national tour will begin in Los Angeles, where it will run from Nov. 23 to Jan. 2. A spokeswoman for the Center Theatre Group confirmed the report although the group has not yet announced its 2010-11 season.

The musical -- which Times theater critic Charles McNulty described as "dramatically ambitious and sublimely staged" -- won three 2009 Tony Awards, including best score, best orchestrations and best actress in a musical for Alice Ripley as the mother. It received 11 nominations overall.

Casting for the national tour has not been announced.

-- Karen Wada

Photo:  Aaron Tveit, from left, Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer in "Next to Normal" last spring on Broadway. Credit: Joan Marcus, via Associated Press.

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