‘Next to Normal’ to close on Broadway on Jan. 16

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tony Award-winning show “Next to Normal” will play its final Broadway performance Jan. 16.

Producers of the musical, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tonys, say the show about one family’s attempt to cope with mental illness will close after more than 730 performances.

But fans also get good news: A tour starring original cast member Alice Ripley will kick off Nov. 23 in Los Angeles. After that, it will play Denver; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Des Moines, Iowa; Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Conn.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; Chicago; St. Paul, Minn.; Cleveland; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Toronto.

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