Fun Home Taps Original Off-Broadway Stars for Broadway Transfer

News   Fun Home Taps Original Off-Broadway Stars for Broadway Transfer Original Off-Broadway stars Beth Malone, Judy Kuhn and Sydney Lucas will join the previously announced Michael Cerveris in the Broadway transfer of Fun Home, the acclaimed Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron musical that arrives March 27, 2015, at Circle in the Square.

Sydney Lucas in <i>Fun Home</i>
Sydney Lucas in Fun Home Photo by Joan Marcus

Malone and Lucas will reprises their performances as Alison and small Alison respectively, with closing cast member Emily Skeggs in the role of Medium Alison.

They are joined by Tony Award winner Cerveris as Bruce Bechdel, Tony nominee Kuhn as Helen Bechdel, Joel Perez as Roy and Roberta Colindrez as Joan.

New to the cast for Broadway will be Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams as Alison’s brothers John and Christian, respectively.

Fun Home, which dramatizes lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age and her relationship with her closeted gay father, opened to acclaim Oct. 22, 2013, at the Public Theater where it played an extended run. Read critics reviews here.

The musical was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A PS Classics Cast album preserves the score.

Sam Gold, who helmed the show's Off-Broadway premiere, will return to direct. Fun Home will officially open on Broadway April 19.

The creative team 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 won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead Actor (Michael Cerveris) and Outstanding Featured Actress (Judy Kuhn).

Tesori is the Tony-nominated composer of Caroline, or Change; Shrek; Violet; and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Book writer and lyricist Kron, a Tony nominee for Well, also penned In the Wake and 2.5 Minute Ride

Fun Home is described as "a fresh, daring new musical based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires."

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.

Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

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