Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch

HBO's Ryan Murphy-directed version of The Normal HeartLarry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play about the AIDS crisis, will premiere on Sunday, May 25, the network announced Thursday.

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Set in New York City in the early 1980s, The Normal Heart features a group of friends in New York City whose lives are shattered due to the rapid onset of HIV and AIDS. Together, the friends work to raise nationwide awareness about the epidemic.

HBO's version stars Mark RuffaloJulia RobertsMatt BomerTaylor KitschCorey StollAlfred Molina and Jim Parsons (who also starred in the Broadway show), among others.

Will you watch The Normal Heart?