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Singing About Mental Illness In 'Next to Normal'

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Singing About Mental Illness In 'Next to Normal'

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Singing About Mental Illness In 'Next to Normal'

Singing About Mental Illness In 'Next to Normal'

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The Tony award-winning musical Next To Normal portrays a family struggling with mental illness and the treatments offered by modern psychiatry — with rock songs about Valium and bipolar disorder.

Guests:

Brian Yorkey, librettist, lyricist for Next to Normal, New York, NY

Tom Kitt, composer for Next to Normal, New York, NY

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