Cast Set for Gary Griffin-Directed Fun Home | Playbill

Regional News Cast Set for Gary Griffin-Directed Fun Home The Tony-winning musical will begin performances September 19 at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.
Gary Griffin
Gary Griffin

Gary Griffin, who directed the original Broadway productions of The Color Purple and Honeymoon in Vegas, will helm the Tony-winning musical Fun Home at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater.

The groundbreaking musical, inspired by Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Performances are scheduled for September 19–November 12.

The cast comprises McKinley Carter (Helen Bechdel), Preetish Chakraborty (John Bechdel), Danielle Davis (Joan), Leo Gonzalez (Christian Bechdel), Sage Elliott Harper (Small Alison), Stella Rose Hoyt (Small Alison), Rob Lindley (Bruce Bechdel), Joe Lino (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy), Danni Smith (Alison), and Hannah Starr (Medium Alison).

In the intimate musical, Alison sets out to unravel the mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations—from her coming out through her journey to acceptance.

“We are thrilled to give a home to Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's timeless and moving new musical about our modern American family: estranged fathers, graphic novels, and queer sensibilities,” stated Artistic Director Chay Yew. “I'm also elated that director Gary Griffin is returning to Victory Gardens to helm this Chicago production, making it a unique theatrical experience for our audiences.”

The Box Office is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. For additional information, call (773) 871-3000 or visit

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