FUN HOME

Jan 25 - Feb 19, 2017

Genre
Musical
Runtime
1 HOUR 40 MINUTES
Intermission
None


FUN HOME

Every once in a while a musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, FUN HOME is the bold new Tony Award-winning Best Musical that introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. The “groundbreaking,” “life-affirming” and “exquisite” musical FUN HOME broke new ground and received raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and making history along the way.

“FUN HOME deals with the struggles and the joys of family whether you grow up in Buckingham Palace or a Pennsylvania funeral home.”
—Carole Shorenstein Hays

Hailed by The New York Times as a "beautiful heartbreaker of a musical," FUN HOME "finds a shining clarity that lights up the night" in one of the best-reviewed productions in years. With music by four-time Tony Award-nominee Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated playwright Lisa Kron, FUN HOME is a "miracle" production directed by Sam Gold (New York Magazine). New York Daily News, in a 5 star review, called it "achingly beautiful," Variety hailed it as "warm, funny and heartbreaking," while New York Observer simply proclaimed it "a triumph!"

Press

Cast

ROBERT PETKOFF
Bruce
SUSAN MONIZ
Helen
KATE SHINDLE
Alison
ABBY CORRIGAN
Middle Alison
ALESSANDRA BALDACCHINO
Small Alison
CARLY GOLD
Small Alison at Certain Performances
KAREN EILBACHER
Joan
ROBERT HAGER
Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy
LENNON NATE HAMMOND
John
PIERSON SALVADOR
Christian
ANTHONY FORTINO
Understudy Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy
CAROLINE MURRAH
Understudy Middle Alison, Joan
AMANDA NAUGHTON
Standby for Alison, Helen
SOFIA TRIMARCHI
Understudy Small Alison, John, Christian
MICHAEL WINTHER
Standby Bruce

ROBERT PETKOFF

Broadway: All The Way with Bryan Cranston, Anything Goes, Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler On The Roof and Epic Proportions. London: The Royal Family with Dame Judi Dench and Tantalus. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Troilus & Cressida, Follies, Romeo & Juliet, Compleat Female Stage Beauty and The Importance Of Being Earnest. Film: Irrational Man, Vice Versa, Milk and Money, Gameday. TV: Elementary, Forever, Law and Order: SVU, The Good Wife and more. Robert is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

SUSAN MONIZ

Broadway: Grease – Sandy & Rizzo. Regional: Follies – Sally (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); October Sky –Elsie (world premier); Peggy Sue Got Married – Peggy (world premier); Kismet (Joseph Jefferson award); Into the Woods, 9 to 5, Carousel, (Marriott Theatre); The Merry Widow, The Sound Of Music, (Chicago Lyric Opera); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre); Phantom, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang (Fulton Theatre); Shadowlands, The Spitfire Grill, (Provision Theatre); Evita, BIG, (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: Chicago PD; Romance, Romance (A&E).

KATE SHINDLE

Broadway: Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Wonderland (Hatter), Jekyll & Hyde. Elsewhere: Rapture, Blister, Burn (Catherine), After the Fall (Maggie), Restoration, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, First Lady Suite, The Mousetrap. Film/TV: Lucky Stiff, SVU, White Collar, Gossip Girl, The Stepford Wives, Capote. Kate is a longtime activist, author of Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain and President of Actors’ Equity Association. twitter.com/AEApresident

ABBY CORRIGAN

Stage: Cabaret, A Chorus Line (TCS); Shrek (Blumey award), In The Heights, Peter Pan, Rent (NWSA); Next to Normal (QCTC); Film/TV: Headed South For Christmas (Painted Horse), A Smile As Big As The Moon (Hallmark), Homeland (HBO), Rectify (Sundance), Banshee (Cinemax). Thanks Michael, Sam, Jeanine, Lisa and Jim, Mom, Dad and Emma! AbbyCorrigan.com

ALESSANDRA BALDACCHINO

Alessandra is thrilled to share this role she loves with so many around the country. She was most recently seen in Fun Home on Broadway as the understudy for Small Alison, Christian and John. Love and thanks to her entire Fun Home family, David Doan/CESD, Laura, Tiffany, Lindsay and her family for their support of her dreams.

CARLY GOLD

Carly is thrilled to make her professional debut! Heartfelt thanks and overwhelming gratitude to the Fun Home creative team for this amazing opportunity; Jamie Pillet/Victoria Kress/Bonnie Shumosky - Abrams Artists; Ellyn Marsh, Janine Molinari. Special thanks to Mom, Dad, family and friends for their endless love and support. Dreams are worth dreaming!

KAREN EILBACHER

1st Broadway National Tour debut. Stage: She Like Girls (GLAAD Awards), Wolf in the River (Adam Rapp Dir.), Usual Girls (Signature), Artaud Artaud (Signature), Uniform Justice (Fringe). Film/TV: Angeline (CATE Official Selection), City of Dogs, Parallels (LA WebFest, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama), Curfew (Academy Award), Cat Planet. KarenEilbacher.com

ROBERT HAGER

Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Spring Awakening (OBC), How To Succeed…, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional/Tour: Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde), Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Molina), Spring Awakening, Next To Normal (Gabe), Parade (Frankie). "Quiero Soñar" original song by Hager and Alex McCabe in film Top Five. Thanks Chris, Cynthia and family. Go AEA! @robihager

LENNON NATE HAMMOND

Lennon is beyond excited to make his National Tour debut! Gratitude and many thanks to Sam, Chris, Danny, Jillian and Carnahan Casting, and the entire Fun Home Family. Much love to his twin sister Noelle, Mom, Dad, family, teachers, friends and everyone at Musical Theatre of Anthem.

PIERSON SALVADOR

is thrilled to join the First National Tour of Fun Home. Regional credits include Les Misérables (Gavroche), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Much love and thanks to David Doan and CESD, Jillian Cimini, Jim Carnahan, Denise Simon, Robert Marks, DMO, Mom, Dad, Hudson and the entire Fun Home Family.

ANTHONY FORTINO

National tour debut! Favorite Regional: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale, Jr.), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Lord of the Flies (Jack). Proud graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU). All my love to Katie and my family. anthonyfortino.com

CAROLINE MURRAH

Regional: Next to Normal (Beck Center), The Secret Garden (Great Lakes); Training: IAA, Baldwin Wallace; Thanks to Michael Rafter, Luedtke Agency, Fun Home Family; Love to my family, teachers, BWMT16, Gabe.

AMANDA NAUGHTON

Broadway: Into the Woods (2002), The Secret Garden (also the tour). Umpteen Off-Broadway and Regional appearances. Television: Betty Roberts on AMC’s Remember WENN, Law & Order, Payne, Chappelle’s Show. Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mexico City. Personal: wonderful husband, marvelous child, adorable dog. Love to my entire family. Thanks, BRS/Gage.

SOFIA TRIMARCHI

Sofia is from upstate NY and is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut! Regional: Les Misérables (Young Cosette), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Frieda), The Sound of Music (Gretl). Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Chloe, amazing family and supportive friends for helping me live my dream!

MICHAEL WINTHER

Broadway: 33 Variations, Mamma Mia!, 1776, Artist Descending a Staircase, Damn Yankees. Off-Bway includes: Songs From An Unmade Bed (NYTW); Laramie Project Cycle (BAM); Hapgood (LCT). Regional: Lots! Concerts include: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, White House. Recent Film/TV: Blacklist, Mysteries of Laura, Boardwalk Empire, Hostages, Leverage, Jumper. Graduate: Williams College.

Creatives

LISA KRON
Book & Lyrics Author
JEANINE TESORI
Composer
SAM GOLD
Director
ALISON BECHDEL
Author of Graphic Novel
DANNY MEFFORD
Choreographer
DAVID ZINN
Scenic & Costume Designer
BEN STANTON
Lighting Designer
KAI HARADA
Sound Designer
JOHN CLANCY
Orchestrations

LISA KRON

2015 Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical and Best Score of a Musical for FUN HOME.

Other plays include WELL (Best Actress Tony nom., incl. Best Plays 2003-2004), 2.5 MINUTE RIDE (Obie, GLAAD Award), IN THE WAKE (Lilly Award, incl. Best Plays 2010-2011). Most recent acting: Mrs. Mi-Tzu/Mrs. Yang in Foundry Theater’s GOOD PERSON OF SZECHUAN (Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress). Guggenheim, Sundance, Lark, MacDowell fellowships; Cal Arts/Alpert, Helen Merrill and Doris Duke Performing Artists awards; grants from Creative Capital and NYFA. Proud founding member of Obie and Bessie Award-winning theatre company, the Five Lesbian Brothers. Serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Lilly Awards, and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

JEANINE TESORI

For Broadway: FUN HOME (2015 Tony Award winner); VIOLET; CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; SHREK THE MUSICAL; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; TWELFTH NIGHT (LCT); John Guare’s A FREE MAN OF COLOR. Delacorte: MOTHER COURAGE (starring Meryl Streep). Film scores: NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, EVERY DAY. Opera: A BLIZZARD ON MARBLEHEAD NECK (libretto, Tony Kushner;Glimmerglass); THE LION, THE UNICORN AND ME (libretto, J.D. McClatchy; Washington National Opera). She is the creative director/co-founder of A Broader Way, an arts empowerment program for girls from underserved communities; the artistic director of Encores! Off-Center; and a lecturer in music at Yale University. Ms. Tesori is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

SAM GOLD

Broadway: FUN HOME (2015 Tony Award winner), THE REAL THING (Roundabout), THE REALISTIC JONSES (Lyceum), PICNIC (Roundabout), SEMINAR (Golden; Ahmanson, L.A.). Recent: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX (Lincoln Center); FUN HOME (the Public; Obie Award, Lortel and Drama Desk nominations); THE VILLAGE BIKE (MCC); THE FLICK (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel nomination); UNCLE VANYA (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nomination); THE REALISTIC JONSES (Yale Rep, CT Critics Circle Award); THE BIG MEAL (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Award); LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Roundabout, Lortel nomination); CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons; Drama Desk nomination, Obie Award); THE ALIENS (Rattlestick, Obie Award). Resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company. Training: Juilliard.

ALISON BECHDEL

Alison created the comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” which ran in lesbian and gay publications from 1983 to 2008. In 2006 she gained a wider readership with the publication of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a graphic memoir about her relationship with her closeted gay father. She followed this with a second memoir, Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. She’s currently working on a book about the body and trends in physical fitness, called The Secret to Superhuman Strength. She is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.

DANNY MEFFORD

Broadway: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Astaire and Lortel nominations) and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Other New York credits: LOVE LABOUR'S LOST (Drama Desk nomination), FUN HOME (Lortel nomination), GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES FOR CITY CENTER ENCOURES!, MELANCHOLY PLAY and DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION. Directing: BECOMING LIVE ULLMANN (NY Fringe), WASTED (Ars Nova) and THE MAIDS. Education: University of Evansville and Brown University.

DAVID ZINN

Broadway: sets and costumes for FUN HOME (2015 Tony nomination for Set Design), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (2015 Tony nomination for Costume Design), THE LAST SHIP, SEMINAR; sets for THE REAL THING, VIOLET, THE REALISTIC JONSES; costume design for GOOD PEOPLE, OTHER DESERT CITIES, BENGAL TIGER..., IN THE NEXT ROOM (Tony, Drama Desk noms.), XANADU. Recent Off-Broadway: sets and costumes for PLACEBO, THE FLICK, THE BIG MEAL, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, COMPLETENESS (Playwrights Horizons); DOGFIGHT (Second Stage); CHOIR BOY, THAT FACE, THE FOUR OF US (MTC).

BEN STANTON

Broadway: FUN HOME (2015 Tony nomination), AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Friedman Theatre), SEMINAR (Golden Theatre). Recent Off-Broadway: THE NETHER (Lortel nom., MCC), FUN HOME (Lortel nom., the Public), PIECE OF MY HEART, OUR LADY KIBEHO (Drama Desk nom.), KUNG FU, ANGELS IN AMERICA (Signature Theatre), MURDER BALLAD (Lortel nom., MTC/Union Square), BELLEVILLE (Lortel nom., NYTW), INTO THE WOODS (Delacorte), THE WHIPPING MAN (Lortel Award, Drama Desk nom., MTC). Concert designs for Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent. Recipient of the 2015 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design.

KAI HARADA

Designs include BROOKLYNITE (Vineyard Theatre), LITTLE DANCER (Kennedy Center), ON THE TOWN (Broadway), FOLLIES (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations), FIRST DATE (Broadway), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTER, ZORRO (Moscow, Atlanta), HINTERM HORIZON (Berlin), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Portland Opera), SHE LOVES ME (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), FIRST YOU DREAM (Kennedy Center) and BARBIE LIVE! Associate design credits to Tony Meola include KISS ME, KATE and WICKED. Audio consultant for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. Education: Yale University.

JOHN CLANCY

Broadway: FUN HOME (2015 Tony nomination), SHREK THE MUSICAL (Tony and Drama Desk noms. w/Danny Troob). Atlanta: TUCK EVERLASTING. Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre: JASPER IN DEADLAND. Public Theater: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, FUN HOME (Drama Desk nom.). String arranger for Rhianna: NBA All-Star Game. Goodspeed: Just So. As a drummer and/or music director, Clancy has played with Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Corey Glover, Chrissy Amphlett, Kasim Sulton, Danielia Cotton, Alexa Joel, Constantine Maroulis (“American Idol”); music directed two Kidz Bop Live! national tours; and worked with Bono and Edge on SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK.