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Casting announced for 'Fun House' national tour

Tour of Broadway show will premiere at Playhouse Square in October

Published: August 17, 2016 12:00 AM
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Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman recently announced the casting for the first National Tour of "Fun Home," the Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

The tour will premiere in Cleveland at Playhouse Square Oct. 2 through 22, as part of the Key Bank Broadway Series. Tickets go on sale to the public on Sept. 9th at 11 a.m., and will be available online at playhousesquare.org, by calling 216-241-6000 or in person at the Ticket Office, at 1519 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

For more information on the production, 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.

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Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

"Fun Home" won 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.

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, the musical introduces the audience 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. "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.

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

The Cleveland engagement of "Fun Home" will kick off the national tour, playing the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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