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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To win a war, you have to start one.
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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
Dr Emma mentions to Ned- "Polio was a virus,too. Nobody gets polio anymore". While, AIDS was acknowledged as Cancer related to Gay. As a matter of fact, GRID (Later renamed AIDS) is caused by retrovirus HIV in 1986. See more
You don't look THAT Jewish.
And you don't look gay, so I guess we can both pass for white people.
Written by Robert Allen
, Al Stillman
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more