Next to Normal is the first Broadway title to be presented in a disruptive 100% immersive format. The musical that revolutionized musical theater a decade ago, will premiere a new version worldwide as part of the Barcelona Grec Festival in July 2022.
Its authors, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, have adapted the book into 60 minutes for an immersive space of 2000m2 with an audience and actors sharing the same space.
British director Simon Pittman will take a completely new approach to the storytelling for this contemporary Pulitzer winner book, with a proposal without set design or props, with surround sound design and 360º projections on the walls and floor where the audience will live this story with the cast.
Again, Alice Ripley, who premiered this play on Broadway, will be Diana Goodman. A role both physically and emotionally challenging that at the time led her to win the Tony Award. With her, Andy Mr. Jr., Jade Lauren, Eloi Gomez and Lewis Edgar will complete the live cast. On this occasion, the role of the psychiatrist will be virtual, with the renowned Adam Pascal playing this character.