Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama
Winner of BroadwayWorld Award Austria for Best Off-Production 2019
9 March – 18 Apr 2020
9 March – 18 Apr 2020
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 10 Feb 2020

Please note: due to an extention of the stage there will be no row 1 for this production

65 min
20 min
60 min
approx. at 9.55 pm


Following the tremendous success of last season’s one-week run, the hit musical NEXT TO NORMAL returns to the stage of Vienna’s English Theatre by popular demand.

“Who’s crazy: The one who’s uncured? Or maybe the one who’s endured?” NEXT TO NORMAL has been called the best new musical of the 21st century. It is the story of Diana Goodman and her family; on the outside they appear to be a typical American family and yet their lives are anything but normal. Diana has been battling her own demons for years, which is affecting everyone in her life. As the mystery of what is triggering Diana’s instability is slowly unravelled the audience is taken on a heart wrenching journey into the power of memory and the fragility of the mind. With a balance of humour and pathos NEXT TO NORMAL highlights the value of love, and the sacrifices we are willing to make.

„A highlight at Vienna’s English Theatre….fantastic cast! Performed with such emotional intensity…” –Blickpunkt Musical 03/19

“More than a triumph – it’s next to wondrous”. – New York Daily News

“Touches your heart and gets under your skin.” –NY1


Kilian Berger
Suzanne Carey
Helena Lenn
Rob Pitcher
Caleb F. Siems
Alex Wadham


Ariana Pullano/Helen Jean Russell
Lisanne Altrov/Peeter Margus
Gabriel Gómez
Benjamin Siffert
Johnny Pullano/Juan Sebastian Fonseca


Adrienne Ferguson
Ariana Pullano
Richard Panzenböck
Nick Richings
Brook Hall
tongeber OG
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.

The videotaping or other video or audio recordings of this productionis strictly prohibited and an actionable offence.

Original Broadway Production produced by David Stone,James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whittman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre.

New York Premiere produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York; February 2008.Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director‘Next to Normal’ was subsequently produced by Arena Stage in November 2008.

Developed at Village Theatre, Issaquah, W A (Robb Hunt, Executive Producer; Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director.) An earlier version was presented in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival.Support for the development of ‘Next to Normal’ was provided by the Jonathan Larson Foundation.

Die Übertragung des Aufführungsrechtes erfolgt in Übereinkunft mit MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) LTD,London. Bühnenvertrieb für Österreich: JOSEF WEINBERGER WIEN, GESMBH