Next to Normal

Musical

Writers: Brian Yorkey Tom Kitt

Context

Brian Yorkey conceived of the idea for Next to Normal in 1998, first presenting it in the form of a ten-minute workshop called Feeling Electric. He brought the idea to Tom Kitt when they were both students at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Several readings later, Next to Normal was given a production Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre. It ran from January 16 through March 16, 2008. The Broadway production opened on April 15, 2009, and closed on January 16, 2011, after over 750 performances. It made history when an adapted version was published on Twitter over the course 35

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