Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Caissie Levy-Led Next to Normal at London's Donmar Warehouse? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Caissie Levy-Led Next to Normal at London's Donmar Warehouse?

Michael Longhurst directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey musical.

Caissie Levy in Next to Normal Marc Brenner

The London premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal officially opened at the Donmar Warehouse August 22 following previews that began August 14, and the reviews are rolling in.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, the production is playing a limited engagement through October 7.

The cast features Grammy Award nominee Caissie Levy (Frozen) as Diana Goodman, Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton) as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine, Jack Ofrecio (From Here to Eternity) as Henry, Olivier winner and Tony nominee Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Dan, Jack Wolfe (Pinocchio) as Gabe, and Olivier winner and BAFTA nominee Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Matilda the Musical) as Natalie.

Read the reviews here:

BroadwayWorld (Cindy Marcolina)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

Financial Times (Suzi Feay)

The Guardian (Emma John)

Independent (Alice Saville)

iNews (Fiona Mountford)

London Theatre (Marianka Swain)

Monstagigz (Aline Mahrud)

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)*

The Stage (Dave Fargnoli)

The Telegraph (Kirsten Grant)

Theatre Weekly (Greg Stewart)

TimeOut (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Clive Davis)*

WhatsOnStage (Sarah Crompton)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Video: Watch Caissie Levy's Heartfelt 'I Miss the Mountains' From Next to Normal

The exploration of a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness has a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The original production won three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for the pair. The musical subsequently won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The London staging also has musical supervision by Nigel Lilley, designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Tony Gayle, movement direction and choreography by Ann Yee, video design by Tal Rosner, musical direction by Nick Barstow, associate musical direction by Natalie Pound, and casting by Anna Cooper.


Check Out Photos of Next to Normal at Donmar Warehouse

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