Fun Home on National Tour 2016 – 2017
Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. As in the book, the story concerns the father-daughter relationship between Alison Bechdel and her father Bruce Bechdel. It has been called “the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian.” The musical was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009, and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater’s Public Lab in 2012 and Broadway 2014.
|LOS ANGELES, CA||FEB 21 – APR 1, 2017||AHMANSON THEATRE|
|DES MOINES, IA||APR 4 – APR 9, 2017||DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER|
|PITTSBURGH, PA||APR 11 – APR 16, 2017||HEINZ HALL|
|WASHINGTON, DC||APR 18 – MAY 13, 2017||THE NATIONAL THEATRE|
|HOUSTON, TX||MAY 16 – MAY 28, 2017||THEATRE UNDER THE STARS / SAROFIM HALL|
|KANSAS CITY, MO||MAY 30 – JUN 4, 2017||KAUFMAN|
|EAST LANSING, MI||JUN 6 – JUN 11, 2017||WHARTON CENTER|
|PHILADELPHIA, PA||JUN 13 – JUN 18, 2017||FORREST THEATRE|
|HARTFORD, CT||JUN 20 – JUN 25, 2017||THE BUSHNELL|
|CHARLOTTE, NC||JUN 27 – JUL 2, 2017||KNIGHT THEATER AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS|
|SEATTLE, WA||JUL 11 – JUL 30, 2017||THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE|
|COSTA MESA, CA||AUG 1 – AUG 6, 2017||SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS|
Robert Petkoff – Bruce
Broadway: All the Way with Bryan Cranston, Anything Goes, Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof and Epic Proportions. London: The Royal Family with Dame Judi Dench and Tantalus. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Troilus & Cressida, Follies, Romeo & Juliet, Compleat Female Stage Beauty and The Importance of Being Earnest. Film: Irrational Man, Vice Versa, Milk and Money, Gameday. TV: “Elementary,” “Forever,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife” and more. Robert is an award-winning audiobook narrator.
Susan Moniz – Helen
Broadway: Grease – Sandy & Rizzo. Regional: Follies – Sally (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); October Sky –Elsie (world premier); Peggy Sue Got Married – Peggy (world premier); Kismet (Joseph Jefferson Award); Into the Woods, 9 to 5, Carousel, (Marriott Theatre); The Merry Widow, The Sound of Music, (Chicago Lyric Opera); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre); Phantom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fulton Theatre); Shadowlands, The Spitfire Grill, (Provision Theatre); Evita, BIG, (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: “Chicago PD;” “Romance, Romance” (A&E).
Kate Shindle – Alison
Broadway: Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Wonderland (Hatter), Jekyll & Hyde. Elsewhere: Rapture, Blister, Burn (Catherine), After the Fall (Maggie), Restoration, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, First Lady Suite, The Mousetrap. Film/TV: Lucky Stiff, “Law and Order: SVU,” “White Collar,” “Gossip Girl,” The Stepford Wives, Capote. Kate is a longtime activist, author of “Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain” and President of Actors’ Equity Association. twitter.com/AEApresident
Abby Corrigan – Medium Alison
Stage: Cabaret, A Chorus Line (TCS); Shrek (Blumey Award), In the Heights, Peter Pan, Rent (NWSA); Next to Normal (QCTC); Film/TV: Headed South for Christmas (Painted Horse), A Smile as Big as the Moon (Hallmark), “Homeland” (HBO), “Rectify” (Sundance), “Banshee” (Cinemax). Thanks Michael, Sam, Jeanine, Lisa and Jim, Mom, Dad and Emma!
Alessandra Baldacchino – Small Alison
is thrilled to play this beautiful role around the country. She made her Broadway debut in Fun Home as Small Alison. Off-Broadway: originated role of Maya in Song of Solomon and on its Broadway Records concept album. Love and thanks to her Fun Home family, David Doan/CESD, and her family for their endless support. Instagram: @alessandra_baldacchino
Carly Gold – Small Alison (at Certain Performances)
is thrilled to make her professional debut! Heartfelt thanks and overwhelming gratitude to the Fun Home creative team for this amazing opportunity; Jamie Pillet/Victoria Kress/Bonnie Shumosky – Abrams Artists; Ellyn Marsh, Janine Molinari. Special thanks to Mom, Dad, family and friends for their endless love and support. Dreams are worth dreaming!
Karen Eilbacher – Joan
1st Broadway National Tour debut. Stage: She Likes Girls (GLAAD Awards), Wolf in the River (Adam Rapp Dir.), Usual Girls (Signature), Artaud Artaud (Signature), Uniform Justice (Fringe). Film/TV: Angeline (CATE Official Selection), City of Dogs, “Parallels” (LA WebFest, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama), Curfew (Academy Award), “Cat Planet.” www.KarenEilbacher.com
Robert Hager – Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby/Jeremy
roadway: Doctor Zhivago, Spring Awakening (OBC), How To Succeed…, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional/Tour: Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde), Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Molina), Spring Awakening, Next To Normal (Gabe), Parade (Frankie). “Quiero Soñar” original song by Hager and Alex McCabe in film Top Five. Thanks Chris, Cynthia and family. Go AEA! @robihager
Lennon Nate Hammond – John
is beyond excited to make his National Tour debut! Gratitude and many thanks to Sam, Chris, Micah, Danny, Jillian and Carnahan Casting, and the entire Fun Home Family. Much love to his twin sister Noelle, Mom, Dad, family, teachers, friends and everyone at Musical Theatre of Anthem.
Pierson Salvador – Christian
is thrilled to join the First National Tour of Fun Home. Regional credits include Les Misérables (Gavroche), A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Much love and thanks to David Doan and CESD, Jillian Cimini, Jim Carnahan, Denise Simon, Robert Marks, DMO, Mom, Dad, Hudson and the entire Fun Home Family.
Anthony Fortino – Understudy Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby/Jeremy
National tour debut! Favorite Regional: Catch Me if You Can (Frank Abagnale, Jr.), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Lord of the Flies (Jack). Proud graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU). All my love to Katie and my family. anthonyfortino.com
Amanda Naughton – Standby for Helen/Alison
Broadway: Into the Woods (2002), The Secret Garden (also the tour). Umpteen Off-Broadway and Regional appearances. Television: Betty Roberts on AMC’s “Remember WENN,” “Law & Order,” “Payne,” “Chappelle’s Show.” Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mexico City. Personal: wonderful husband, marvelous child, adorable dog. Love to my entire family. Thanks, BRS/Gage.
Sofia Trimarchi – Understudy Small Alison/John/Christian
is from upstate NY and is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut! Regional: Les Misérables (Young Cosette), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Frieda), The Sound of Music (Gretl). Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Chloe, amazing family and supportive friends for helping me live my dream!
Michael Winther – Standby for Bruce
Broadway: 33 Variations, Mamma Mia!, 1776, Artist Descending a Staircase, Damn Yankees. Off-Broadway includes: Songs from an Unmade Bed (NYTW); Laramie Project Cycle (BAM); Hapgood (LCT). Regional: Lots! Concerts include: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, White House. Recent Film/TV: “Blacklist,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Hostages,” “Leverage,” Jumper. Graduate: Williams College.
Caroline Murrah – Understudy Medium Alison/Joan
Regional: Next to Normal (Beck Center), The Secret Garden (Great Lakes). Training: IAA, Baldwin Wallace. Thanks to Michael Rafter, Luedtke Agency, Fun Home Family. Love to my family, teachers, BWMT16, Gabe.
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About Fun Home
Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.
The musical was developed through several readings and performances, including at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009 and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theatre’s Public Lab in 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in September 2013 to positive reviews. Its run was extended several times, until January 2014. The Public Theater production of Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards (winning three, including Outstanding Musical), two Obie Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards, among others.
The original Broadway production began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre in March 2015 and opened in April 2015. It was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Musical, and its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
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