PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: 2014 Tony Nominees Dish on Inspiration, Plus Videos from Phantom, Kenneth Branagh, "Normal Heart" and Obsessed!

By Playbill Staff
18 May 2014



Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare and "The Normal Heart" Cast: "Thank God This Movie Was Made"

Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights"), Frank De Julio ("Smash," "Gossip Girl") and Sean Meehan ("Blue Bloods," "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3") took to the red carpet at New York City's iconic Ziegfeld Theatre for the world premiere screening of "The Normal Heart." Based on Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play — and with a screenplay by Kramer — the film is a personal, emotional and harrowing look at the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. The cast members chatted with Playbill about the importance of the film, the heroism of Kramer and his contemporaries and the need to live an open and honest life. See highlights from the play's 2011 Broadway production.

 

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