Broadway: Casting Announced for National Tour of FUN HOME, Heinz Hall


CASTING ANNOUNCED
FOR THE NATIONAL TOUR OF
THE 2015 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL

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Pittsburgh, PA—Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce casting for the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical.  The tour will premiere in Pittsburgh at Heinz Hall (600 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh) Tuesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 16, 2017.  FUN HOME is part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

Season Tickets and Groups 10+ are on sale now. For group sales, call (412) 471-6930 or email groupsales@TrustArts.org.  Individual tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM.  To purchase tickets, visit TrustArts.org, call (412) 392-4900 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue). Ticket prices start at $26.

In Pittsburgh, FUN HOME performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

For information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390.

For more information on the production, please visit FunHomeBroadway.com.

ROBERT PETKOFF (Broadway’s Ragtime, All The Way, Anything Goes) will play Bruce, SUSAN MONIZ (Broadway’s Grease, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) will play Helen and KATE SHINDLE (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Cabaret, and Miss America 1998) will play Alison.

Joining them will be ABBY CORRIGAN as Medium Alison, ALESSANDRA BALDACCHINO (Broadway’s Fun Home) as Small Alison, KAREN EILBACHER as Joan, ROBERT HAGER as Roy, LENNON NATE HAMMOND as John, PIERSON SALAVDOR as Christian, ANTHONY FORTINO, AMANDA NAUGHTON, SOFIA TRIMARCHI and MICHAEL WINTHER. At certain performances, CARLY GOLD will play the role of Small Alison.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

FUN HOME was the event of the 2015 Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way as the first show written exclusively by women to win theater’s highest achievement.  It was named to all of the major top 10 lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and more.

“A RARE BEAUTY THAT PUMPS FRESH AIR INTO BROADWAY.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“An uplifting musical drama of rare intensity, honesty and beauty. Fun Home speak universally about BIG THINGS THAT MATTER: LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY, SURVIVING. It’s unconventional, to be sure, and musical theatre is better for it.” – New York Daily News

“EXQUISITE. AN EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE.” – Chicago Tribune

“One of those ‘don’t miss it’ musicals.” – The Huffington Post

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood 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.

FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction.  With this win, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.

FUN HOME was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Zinn (Costume Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).

Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of FUN HOME, will be restaging the national tour.

The Broadway production of FUN HOME opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015 and is currently playing at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre through September 10, 2016.

The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics, psclassics.com.

Broadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets.  Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, The Producers, and Shuffle Along.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales.  For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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Tour cast headshots: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1uurxxjpmfhyy15/AABRR9TqqjJ7130GdUNBLsaBa?dl=0

Original Broadway production photographs: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s4az1v4741yi5da/AADkVCk98SYjMfmxJZ8iZO0Ea?dl=0

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