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Next to Normal wins the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Next to Normal has officially won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, lauded by the jury for “expand[ing] the scope of subject matter for musicals.”

The musical joins the ranks of Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Fiorello, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George and Rent as one of the few musicals to earn the esteemed award.

Nominated finalists in the category were the plays The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph and In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, but “after a three-fourths vote, the prize went to a musical that had not been nominated by the jury.”

Exciting stuff, no? Congrats to Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey!

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  Next To Normal | Ifdny wrote @

[…] book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, a rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburbanNext To Normal – From the Associated Press, 4/12—follow the link for list) Drama: "Next to Normal," music by Tom […]

  Next to Normal tickets wrote @

All I can say,
About the performance,
I saw that day.
It was simply marvelous.
I wish you may,
have a real chance,
to watch and you’ll reply,
That it’s just fabulous.

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