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Tom Donohue & Cree Gordon to Speak on The Broadway Stage of The Normal Heart

Posted Jul 01 2011 11:57am

(Charlottesville, VA) Who's Positive is proud to have been invited by Advocates For Youth and the Elton John AIDS Foundation to have founding director of Who's Positive and Infected Affected; Real Stories Real People speaker Cree Gordon (http://whospositive.org/ogt_tour/ogt_cree.php) speak directly after the July 5th showing of the Tony Award winning Broadway show The Normal Heart.

Tom and Cree will join Daniel O'Neill, co-founder DC HIV Prevention Working Group and the ToolK!t Campaign along with Angel Brown of Metro TeenAIDS on the stage of The Normal Heart directly after the show as a part of the show's TalkOut Series. This is a series of talkbacks that underscore the themes and historical context of the play.

A block of 250 seats have been reserved for the July 5th showing on Broadway in New York City by the Elton John AIDS Foundation to host 250 LGBT youth and youth advocates. "It's an honor to be invited to speak at the request of Advocates For Youth and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. I can only imagine the impact this show will have on so many impressionable youth, and to think we'll have an opportunity to impact this experience further speaks volumes", says Tom Donohue founding director for Who’s Positive.

About The Normal Heart –

Tony®-winner Ellen Barkin (Ocean's Thirteen), Patrick Breen (Next Fall), Mark Harelik (Mrs. Warren's Profession), Tony®-winnner John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C), Joe Mantello (Angels in America), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers and Sisters), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), Jim Parsons (Emmy® Winner, The Big Bang Theory), Richard Topol (The Merchant of Venice) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Coram Boy) head the all-star cast of Larry Kramer’s Tony® winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe. Hailed by the critics as "a great cathartic night at the theater!" (The New York Times), "A stunning, pulse-pounding revival" (Time Out New York) and "A breathtaking achievement" (Daily News), this groundbreaking story of love, rage and pride will play on Broadway through July 10 only.

The story of a city in denial, THE NORMAL HEART unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever. It has received five Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Director for Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe.

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