Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron—based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir—will end its Broadway run September 10 at Circle in the Square. The musical will have played 26 previews and 582 regular performances.
The cast and creators, including Tony winners Michael Cerveris and Kron, filmed a video backstage, in the house and at outside events, and posted it on YouTube this week as a farewell to their many fans. The video soundtrack consists of Anna Kendrick’s “Cups” (a.k.a. “When I’m Gone”) from Pitch Perfect. Watch it here:
The unconventional show made history, becoming the first Broadway musical written by women to win the Best Musical Tony, and the first Tony-winning musical to have a lesbian as its main character. Tesori and Kron also won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. It won five Tony Awards in all, including Best Book (Kron) and Best Direction (Sam Gold).
“Fun Home has been a small miracle since our first preview at The Public Theater," producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Barbara Whitman said in an earlier statement. "We're incredibly proud and grateful that this show has had universal acclaim and such an extended life. We're thrilled that Fun Home will now head out across the country this fall, and thousands of others will get to experience this truly extraordinary production.”
The show’s national tour is set to launch this October in Cleveland, OH.
The current Broadway cast features Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Cole Grey, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez, Alessandra Baldacchino, Kally Duling, Maya Grace Fischbein, Perry Sherman, Jim Stanek and Nicole Van Giesen.
Broadway tickets to the remaining performances can be ordered via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or in person at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office on 50th Street near Eighth Avenue.