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Postcard from Broadway: ‘The Normal Heart’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Joe Mantello and John Benjamin Hickey in 'The Normal Heart' (photo by Joan Marcus)

When reports of the horrors of AIDS first reached the Orlando Sentinel, in the early and mid-1980s, no reporter in the newsroom was assigned to cover the story. It took the newspaper’s dance critic, who was already hearing indications of how the epidemic would hit close to home, to persuade editors that this was a story that had to be heard.

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