All The Drama: “Next to Normal” by Brian Yorkey, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner


All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Next to Normal”
2010 Pulitzer winner “Next to Normal”, by Brian Yorkey

Next to Normal Wikipedia page

Brian Yorkey Wikipedia page

Tom Kitt Wikipedia page

Next to Normal script

Marks & Vincentelli: A Theatre Podcast

“Theater review: ‘Next to Normal’ at Kennedy Center” by Peter Marks, The Washington Post

“Fragmented Psyches, Uncomfortable Emotions: Sing Out!” by Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Brian Yorkey Explains How His Pulitzer Prize Winning Next To Normal Evolved.” By Juliet Wittman, Westword

“It’s Broadway Gone Viral, With a Musical Meted Out via Twitter” by Andrew Adam Newman, The New York Times

“Next to Normal: Shaky Show, Irresponsible Message” by Chris Caggiano, Everything I Know I Larned From Musicals

“Is ‘Next to Normal’ Normal?” by Julie K. Hersh, Psychology Today

“Pulitzer Juror Criticizes Choice for Drama Prize” by Patrick Healy, New York Times

“No Applause” by Charles McNulty, The Los Angeles Times

“Pulitzer Drama Juror David Rooney Weighs In On Next to Normal Win” by Adam Hetrick, Playbill

“The Pulitzers in Drama: Expecting the Expected” by Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘Next to Normal’ is the show about mental health all Asian-Americans need to see” by Jenapher Zhang, Medium

“This ‘Next to Normal’ revival is like a David Lynchian fever dream” by Thomas Floyd, The Washington Post

Broadway Backstory: Next to Normal

“Next to Normal at the Donmar Warehouse review: Broadway musical about grief and depression treads a fine line” by Nick Curtis, The Evening Standard

“Next to Normal is a musical about bipolar disorder – and it’s brilliant” by Kisten Grant, The Telegraph

Next to Normal Broadway – last performance of Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano, and Brian d’Arcy James (bootleg video)

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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