The Normal Heart
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The Normal Heart
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The Normal Heart NYC Reviews and Tickets

92%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Profound

About the Show

This revival of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the AIDS epidemic won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2011 as well as having John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin win Tony Awards.

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
95
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if masterful performances. Powerful. Moving. Touching. Intelligent. Empowering.

Don't see it if you don't like theater.

594 Reviews | 223 Followers
84
Ambitious, Dated, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if You want to see one of the first plays about AIDS.

Don't see it if You're not interested in gay history whatsoever.

399 Reviews | 203 Followers
94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Great cast in a play that is relevant as both history and current events. Deeply moving.

Don't see it if The idea of a play about gay themes offends you.

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to be moved, humored, enraged, and everything in between when you go to the theater. This is the best play I've ever seen.

Don't see it if you must have Joe Mantello & Ellen Barkin's brilliance. I feel you, but see it even if they aren't in your production. A revelatory show.

NS
254 Reviews | 197 Followers
92
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Insipid, Thought-provoking

See it if Saw off and on Bway. Groundbreaking for its time. Still relevant and eye opening. It should have been seen by Ronald Reagan.

Don't see it if You had (have) your head in the sand about the AIDS epidemic and how it tore apart our country.

276 Reviews | 58 Followers
90
Dated, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to see a compassionate show about gay life in the 80s, you want to be angry about the AIDS crisis, you're interested in AIDS.

Don't see it if you want a happy show.

230 Reviews | 63 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Msu college production: coger theater, Dir. by dr. mike mcelhaney

See it if NOT the Broadway version, but a powerful play even in the hands of students. I knew the whole cast & spent most of it crying my eyes out.

Don't see it if Well if U are homophobic then a show about gay men fighting the govt. over HIV meds could be uncomfortable. Live with the discomfort, SEE IT

182 Reviews | 117 Followers
100
Resonant, Masterful, Must see, Timeless, Important

See it if you have a pulse. This is essential theater. Powerful, deeply inspiring, absolutely devastating & always, always relevant.

Don't see it if you're looking to sit back & take in a light, fluffy show. This is show that deals with AIDS & death. It's brutal but necessary.

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