Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Normal Heart Has a Added Cast Members
Luke McFarlane (of Brothers and Sisters fame) and Patrick Breen have joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. The last-minute addition to the season has also added a few production staff members, including David Rockwell (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), and David Weiner (lights). These additions are joining a cast that already includes Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), Joe Mantello (who acted in the original production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and directed the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins and the Broadway production of Wicked) and Jim Parsons (of TV's The Big Bang Theory). The show will be directed by Broadway veteran Joel Grey who, because he is also starring in the upcoming revival of Anything Goes, is being assisted in his direction by another Broadway vet -- George C. Wolfe, who recently directed the Broadway premier of John Guare's A Free Man of Color.