Thesp joins Breen in Broadway play
Luke Macfarlane (“Brothers and Sisters”) and Patrick Breen, last on Broadway in “Next Fall,” have joined the cast of the upcoming Rialto staging of “The Normal Heart.”Last-minute addition to the sked has nailed down a design team that includes David Rockwell (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes) and David Weiner (lights), with projections by Batwin and Robin. Macfarlane makes his Main Stem debut in the show, joining a cast that includes Ellen Barkin, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons and Lee Pace. Joel Grey — also appearing in the Broadway revival of “Anything Goes” — directs the 12-week limited run with an assist from George G. Wolfe. “Normal Heart” begins previews April 19 ahead of an April 27 opening at the John Golden Theater.