Public Theater Extends FUN HOME with Judy Kuhn & Michael Cerveris Through 11/17
The Public Theater has announced a two-week extension for the world premiere musical FUN HOME, directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, FUN HOME began performances on Monday, September 30 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 3. The musical will now run an additional two weeks to Sunday, November 17, with an official opening on Tuesday, October 22.
Single tickets, starting at $81.50, can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drink, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub continues to offer some of the best music in the city.
From four-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) and Tony-nominee Lisa Kron (In The Wake, Well) comes a fresh, daring new musical based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Directed by Sam Gold, FUN HOME is a groundbreaking world-premiere musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
The complete cast of FUN HOME features Griffin Birney (Christian Bechdel), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez(Joan), Noah Hinsdale (John Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Beth Malone (Alison), Joel Perez (Roy), andAlexandra Socha (Medium Alison).
FUN HOME is made possible with the generous support of The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund.
FUN HOME features scenic and costume design by David Zinn; lighting design by Ben Stanton; sound design by Kai Harada; projection design by Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg; wig design by Paul Huntley; music direction by Chris Fenwick; and choreography by Danny Mefford.
Sam Gold (Director) directed the Public Lab run of Fun Home for The Public, and his Broadway directing credits include Picnic andSeminar. His other recent credits include The Cradle Will Rock (City Center Encores Series); The Flick (Playwrights Horizons; Lortel nom.); Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nom.); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep., CT Critics Circle Award); The Big Meal(Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Award); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout, Lortel nom.); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons; Drama Desk nomination, Obie Award); and The Aliens (Rattlestick, Obie Award). He is a graduate of the Juilliard Directing Program, NYTW Usual Suspect, Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the Princess Grace Award and Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company.