Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart returns to New York's Public Theater

Variety reports that New York's Public Theater will revive Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart almost two decades after the show's 1985 premiere. The original run of the show lasted a year and was the longest continuous run of any play in the Public's history. The revival will be directed by Jeff Cohen, artistic director of Worth Street Theater Company, which will produce the show. Speaking recently about AIDS, which the play directly addresses, Kramer said, "It is a plague that never need have happened if people had paid as much attention to it in the beginning as they did with SARS."

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