San Francisco’s Curran Will Re-Open With Fun Home

News   Broadway's Fun Home Sets Initial Cities for U.S. Tour
The Tony-winning musical will play San Francisco among other major cities on its U.S. national tour.
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in<i> Fun Home</i>
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in Fun Home Joan Marcus

The Broadway production is currently running at Circle in the Square.

The national tour, which launches this fall, will re-open the newly renovated Curran Theatre January 25–February 19, 2017.

A launch city has not been revealed.

The show’s Tony-winning director Sam Gold will re-stage the in-the-round Broadway production for the tour, which is slated to play proscenium theatres. Coincidentally, the show’s Off-Broadway at the Public Theater was a proscenium production.

Announced tour dates follow:

Durham, NC (October 25-30 at The Durham Performing Arts Center)
Chicago, IL (November 2-13 at The Oriental Theatre)
Detroit, MI (November 29-December 11 at The Fisher)
Minneapolis, MN (December 13-18 at The Orpheum)
Las Vegas, NV (January 3-8, 2017 The Smith Center)
Denver, CO (January 10-22 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
San Francisco, CA (January 25-February 19 at the Curran Theatre)
Des Moines, IA (April 4-9 at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center)
Kansas City, MO (May 30-June 4 at the Kauffman Center)
Hartford, CT (June 20-25 at the Bushnell)
Charlotte, NC (June 27-July 2 at The Knight Theatre)
Seattle, WA (July 11-30 at the 5th Avenue Theatre)
Costa Mesa, CA (August 1-6 at the Orange County PAC)

Fun Home is such a universal story, and we’re thrilled that the show will be able to reach audiences coast-to-coast,” producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Barbara Whitman said in a statement. “People have come from all over the country to see Fun Home on Broadway, and we always hear the same question: ‘When will Fun Home come to my city?’ We’re thrilled they will now be able to share the show with their families and friends.”

“I first came to the Curran with my family. I was 10 years old and I remember feeling welcomed with open arms.” Carole Shorenstein Hays added in a statement. “Fun Home is just that kind of musical. It reflects the open-hearted spirit I experienced that first time I ever walked into the Curran. This is the perfect show to welcome everyone, one and all, to our new home, and how fitting that we will be sharing this show with Bay Area audiences right on the heels of the inauguration of the next President of the United States.”

Here’s how it’s billed: “Fun Home 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.”


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