New Production of Fun Home Opens Its Doors in Portland | Playbill

Regional News New Production of Fun Home Opens Its Doors in Portland Take a look at Portland Center Stage’s all-new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, which runs through October 22 at The Armory.
Allison Mickelson, Faith Sandberg, Karsten George, Theo Curl, Aida Valentine, Robert Mammana, and Joe Knispel Patrick Weishampel/

Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, is rolling out in regional productions across the U.S.

Among the first regional theatres to produce the musical is Portland Center Stage, where performances continue through October 22.

PCS Artistic Director Chris Coleman directs the musical that has music by Jeanine Tesori and a libretto by Lisa Kron.

Tesori and Kron made history with Fun Home in 2015, when the production became 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).

Take a look at the PCS production below:

A New Production of Fun Home Opens Its Doors in Portland

The cast includes Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson, and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages in her life, as well as Robert Mammana as Bruce Bechdel and Faith Sandberg as Helen Bechdel. Completing the cast are Theo Curl, Karsten George, Joe Knispel, Kristen DiMercurio, and Alexa Kelly Shaheen.

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