February 18, 2009

J. Robert Spencer to Star on Broadway in ‘Next To Normal’!

February 18th, 2009

Next to Normal cast
Next to Normal Cast: Louis Hobson, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, J. Robert Spencer, Alice Ripley and Aaron Tveit (Photo by Samantha Souza)

THIS JUST IN: Bobby Spencer will star in Next to Normal on Broadway!!

Here’s the news from Playbill.com: Next to Normal, the acclaimed new musical seen Off-Broadway at Second Stage and more recently at Arlington’s Arena Stage, will arrive on Broadway March 27 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is April 15.

Michael Grief, who directed both the Off-Broadway and Arena Stage productions, will direct on Broadway as well. The Broadway production will also boast the entire Arena Stage cast: Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson. (Ripley, Tveit, Damiano and Chanler-Berat were also in the Second Stage Theatre production.)

Additionally, the entire Next to Normal headed into the studio Feb. 11 and 12 to record the show’s cast album. Visit Playbill.com for photo coverage!

The Longacre Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 48th Street. Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 PM.

Congratulations to Bobby Spencer on this marvelous news!


  1. Wow, congratulations Bobby!! That is seriously awesome to be back on Broadway again. All the best to you!!

    Comment by Linda L — February 18, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  2. Cool!! They’re arriving on my b-day..(:

    Comment by The hyena that can't stop laughing — February 18, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

  3. What wonderful news. I was fortunate to see this at the Arena Stage and it was entertaining, thought-provoking and touching, and about a subject that is all too often swept under the rug, as they say. All performances were magnificent, but I can easily see Spencer, Ripley, and Tveit as Tony nominees!! I am so happy that Broadway-goers will get to experience the full power of Bobby’s acting and singing! Congratulations Bobby!!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — February 18, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

  4. Congratulations Bobby…I look forward to catching the show!

    Comment by Carolyn — February 19, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  5. Great News! Hope to take this show in during a trip to the city! Congrats to Bobby and the other cast members of Next to Normal!!

    Comment by Kim Richardson — February 20, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

  6. So mild mannered “Ringo” over here has is quietly amassing a wonderful body of work. What’s that Biblical expression, “the meek shall inherit the earth”? We have a case in point right here. “It Don’t Come Easy”, Ringo; we’re all so proud of you!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — February 20, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

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