Fun Home Cast Announced – opening April 19th on Broadway

Fun Home Public Theater/Newman Theater

New York, NY (December 8, 2014) – Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitmanannounced today that Tony® Award-winner Michael Cerveris (‘Bruce Bechdel’), three time Tony® Award nominee Judy Kuhn(‘Helen Bechdel’), Beth Malone (‘Alison’), Obie Award-winner Sydney Lucas (‘Small Alison’), Emily Skeggs (‘Medium Alison’), and more will reprise their roles from The Public Theater’s acclaimed production of Fun Home on Broadway this Spring. Joel Perez and Roberta Colindrez will also return to the cast, with Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams joining the production as Alison’s brothers John and Christian respectively. With music by four-time Tony® Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony® Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam GoldFun Home will now begin preview performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, NYC) on Friday, March 27th, with an official opening night set for Sunday, April 19th

After an exclusive pre-sale with American Express, tickets are now on-sale to the general public beginning today by visitingTelecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Pronounced “a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical” by the New York TimesFun Home is the groundbreaking new Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir.  Rummaging through a box of her father’s stuff, the memories of Alison’s uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers, and her volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – connect with her in surprising, powerful and revealing new ways. Named “Best Musical of the Year” by the New York TimesNew York MagazineDaily News and more, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest coming-of-age story about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Fun Home opened to rave reviews at The Public Theater in October 2013, and was quickly extended four times due to popular demand. It was named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, and received the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Off Broadway Alliance Awards in the 2013-2014 season; the musical was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The creative team of Fun Home also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), David Zinn (Set and Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).

Fun Home will be produced on Broadway by Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman, along with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Tom Casserly, Paula Marie Black, Latitude Link, Terry Schnuck/Jack Lane, Nathan Vernon, Elizabeth Armstrong, JAM Theatricals and Scott M. Delman.

The Original Cast Recording of Fun Home is available on PS Classics.

THE CRITICS PRAISE “FUN HOME”

Critics’ Pick!

“This production soars and will be one of those iconic theatre events that will fall under the enviable rubric of “Did you see THAT production???”

—  The Front Row Center

“A beautiful heartbreaker of a musical.  Fun Home finds a shining clarity that lights up the night!

— The New York Times

 

“A miracle! Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir about growing up gay with a closeted dad underwent the most unlikely genre translation imaginable to become the year’s best new musical, both hilarious and crushing.”

— New York Magazine

 

“5 Stars! “Achingly beautiful!  Uncompromising in its intelligence and emotionality, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron have made something special.”

— New York Daily News
“Warm, Funny, Heartbreaking!”
— Variety

 

“Four Stars! Lisa Kron’s poignant libretto and Jeanine Tesori’s expressive, multifarious music make lesbian identity legible onstage.”
— Time Out New York

 

“Deeply affecting, even heartbreaking. Fun Home is a triumph!”

— New York Observer

 

“A collaboration to cherish! Lisa Kron knows precisely how to mix the demands of a musical and the brilliance of Bechdel’s memoir. Jeanine Tesori finds just the right voices.”

— Newsday

 

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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