The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Written by
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The original off-Broadway production of "The Normal Heart" opened in April 1985 at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall. The cast included: Phillip Richard Allen (Ben Weeks); David Allen Brooks (Bruce Niles); Brad Davis (Ned Weeks); William DeAcutis (Tommy Boatwright); Robert Dorfman (Mickey Marcus; Lawrence Lott (David/Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor/Orderly); D. W. Moffett (Felix Turner); Michael Santoro (Craig Donner/Grady/Orderly); and Concetta Tomei (Dr. Emma Brookner). The director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg. See more
In the house at Fire Island a Baseball game is seen on the TV which Bruce mentions. In the summer of 1981 however there was a long MLB strike from June 12th through August 9th, 1981 during which time that scene presumably is set and no games were played. See more
Dr. Emma Brookner
I am taking care of more victims of this disease than anyone in the world. We have more frozen blood samples, more data of every kind, and much more experience.
Dr. Brookner, the Government's position is this: there are five million dollars in the pipeline, for which we have received over fifty-five million dollars worth of requests.
Dr. Emma Brookner
Five million doesn't seem quite right for some two thousand cases. The Government spent three million investigating seven deaths from Tylenol. We're entering the ...
Genius of Love
Written by Adrian Belew
, Chris Frantz
(as Christopher Frantz), Steven Stanley
(as Steven J.C. Stanley), Tina Weymouth
Performed by Tom Tom Club
Courtesy of Metered Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more