Next To Normal Casting at the Donmar: Caissie Levy & Trevor Dion Nicholas

The Donmar Warehouse has revealed casting for its Summer 2023 musical – the UK premiere of smash-hit Broadway show Next To Normal.

Leading the cast will be West End stage star Caissie Levy as Diana, alongside Trevor Dion Nicholas as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.

Further casting is to be announced. 

Caissie Levy has extensive theatre credits including Broadway productions Leopoldstadt, The Bedwetter, Caroline, or Change, Frozen, Les MisérablesMurder Ballad, Ghost The Musical, Hair, Wicked, and Hairspray. Her West End credits include Ghost The Musical and Hair.

Trevor Dion Nicholas played George Washington in the West End production of Hamilton, with other credits including Disney’s Aladdin in the West End, on Broadway and the US Tour, Big RiverThe WizThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ragtime, The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, The Exonerated and This is the Life.

Donmar artistic director Michael Longhurst will direct Next To Normal, with a creative team that also includes Musical Supervisor Nigel Lilley; Designer Chloe Lamford; Lighting Designer Lee Curran; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Movement Director Ann Yee; Musical Director Nick Barstow; and Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG.

The show has music by Tom Kitt (two-time Tony Award winner), and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey – both of whom won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Next To Normal. Their other musicals include If/Then.

Next to Normal runs at the Donmar Warehouse from 12 August to 7 October 2023.

The casting announcement was part of a wider release from the Donmar that included news of the departure of their Artistic Director Michael Longhurst – who plans to leave in February 2024.

They also announced more productions for their 30th anniversary season including Stephen Mangan, Rachael Stirling, Laura Carmichael and Sargon Yelda in a revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives; and a new play by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), titled When Winston Went to War with the Wireless, directed by Katy Rudd.

Currently playing at the Donmar is Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine starring Patricia Hodge – which has received great reviews; and coming up at the Donmar is the world premiere of Diana Nneka Atuona’s new play Trouble in Butetown, starring Sarah Parish.

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