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Kramer Play Finally Broadway Bound?

Kramer Play Finally Broadway Bound?

The Normal Heart, the landmark play by Larry Kramer about the early years of the AIDS epidemic, may be headed to Broadway for the first time, according to Playbill. The play had acclaimed staged readings by major celebrities earlier this year in Los Angeles and New York, but a proposed production on Broadway in the spring would mark its Great White Way debut.

Both staged readings were directed by Academy Award-winner Joel Grey. The Los Angeles production in May starred Lisa Kudrow, Tate Donovan, and Dylan Walsh. The New York reading featured Victor Garber, Patrick Wilson, and Glenn Close and was produced by Daryl Roth, who hopes to mount the first Broadway production.

"I am very passionate about this production of The Normal Heart and have every intention of presenting a limited engagement on Broadway this season, Roth says. "It's premature to confirm, as theater, casting, and other important details are not yet in place, but I remain committed and hopeful."

Kramer's autobiographical play was performed off-Broadway in 1985. A film adaptation is planned for next year, to be directed by Ryan Murphy.
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