BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Broadway veteran Heidi Blickenstaff will lead Vermont’s award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company production of Next to Normal. Blickenstaff will play ‘Diana’ in the show, which is set to run July 11-27 and will be directed by Michael Berresse.
“In Jane Campion’s tense and stellar detective mystery, Moss is equal parts fierce and wounded. Never more so than during a scene at her hometown bar when she confronts a dirtbag who raped her years ago. First she’s flirtatious, willing the sod to drop his guard, and then she smashes a glass on him, letting loose a guttural howl of rage. It’s a primal, perfectly calibrated performance, and one that proves Moss is so much more than our beloved Peggy on Mad Men.”
“Cate Blanchett is mesmerizing. I don’t know why. It’s beyond my understanding. Why we all want to work with her is she elevates the rest of us. She’s just got some ethereal grace and elegance that’s beyond me, and an acute understanding of human nature. She’s just exquisite. She’s otherworldly.” — Brad Pitt
Happy Birthday Catherine Élise “Cate” Blanchett | May 14, 1969