Christopher J. Hanke Joins Broadway Cast in the Normal Heart
How to Succeed vet Christopher J. Hanke will join cast members from the 2011 Tony Award-winning revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart in the show’s upcoming national tour. The production, helmed by Broadway co-director George C. Wolfe, will begin at Arena Stage in Washington D.C., where it will run June 8 to July 29. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Set in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, The Normal Heart unfolds as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unnamed disease behind a wall of silence. The play premiered at the Public Theater on April 21, 1985. The 2011 Broadway revival also starred Ellen Barkin, Lee Pace, Mark Harelik, Richard Topol and Wayne Alan Wilcox.