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Fun Home to Return to The Public September 2013

PlayItAgain
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I have it on very good authority that Fun Home will return to The Public in September of next year as a full production in the Newman theater.It is scheduled to run for about 3 months, It is however unknown how many member of the PublicLab production cast will return.

Updated On: 11/5/12 at 11:18 PM
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Kad
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I am not at all surprised by this. It's been under development at the Public for some time, and has had excellent word of mouth... and is, indeed, a very strong piece of musical theatre.
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uncageg
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Thank God. I just have to see this.
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PlayItAgain
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saw it tonight, can't wait to see it again, simply fantastic!
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uncageg
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I tried for the free tix for it tonight but they only had waiting list. Got Wild With Happy and then had to work so I gavd that ticket away.
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Scarywarhol
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I'm very disappointed that I couldn't get tickets to the lab production. The graphic novel (given its provocative subject matter, episodic structure, and subtextual relationships) could actually be great for a slow-burn "concept" musical. With Tesori in the mix, I can trust that this is an honestly-intentioned adaptation. And possibly a very good one. Really hope that the OP is right!
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At The Public's Block Party Oskar Eustis made an off-the-cuff comment when introducing the FUN HOME performance that it would be back in the fall. (And I'm sure it won't be in the Anspacher)
PlayItAgain
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um, its perfect for the anspacher
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Act4ever
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Is it? The Anspacher is a thrust space and this show, especially in the form that it's currently staged in, would be more suitable in a proscenium theater - like the Newman, where GIANT is currently playing.
PlayItAgain
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oh i have the theaters mixed up, i meant the Newman

(will correct the original post)
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Kad
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Yeah, unless they re-think the concept of the show so far (not unfeasible), it's set for a proscenium space. Not saying it couldn't work in the Anspacher (a more intimate theatre than the Newman), but they'd have to do a lot of tinkering with what they've got.

But the Newman is also their largest space and the best bet for what would be a very popular show.
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perfectlymarvelous
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This is great news, since I had really wanted to see the lab production of this and wasn't able to get tickets for it.
April Saul
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Thank you, Public!! My car broke down on the way to see this in NYC yesterday and the two posters I sold my tix to enjoyed it and told me not to worry, that it'd be back
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Very excited to hear about Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn! Production dates September 30-November 3, with an official opening set for October 22nd.

For those who saw the Public Lab run, what can you say about the score?
Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn to Lead FUN HOME
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dreaming
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YAY!!! So very excited as I loved this piece very much last year when I saw it in the lab production!
gstrus2
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How long was the show during the Lab? Will it be longer now?
PlayItAgain
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just wanna say, CALLED IT
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Called what....?
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Shotgun.
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PlayItAgain
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i started the thread and my info ended up being correct
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For those who have seen it, is the score fantastic?
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Act4ever
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The Public's season (including FUN HOME) was announced back in April... not only is this old news, the news of FUN HOME returning wasn't a secret. Kuhn was in the Lab production. The only new members of the cast are one of the young boys and Cerveris.
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dreaming
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But it was never confirmed that Kuhn would continue. She could've had something come up in her schedule, the director/creatives could've decided to go a different route. You never know.

Even so, I'm excited about Michael Cerveris and just as excited she's returning. Both will be very good. (I really loved this show-and I'm hit or miss with Jeanine Tesori.)
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muscle23ftl
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I thought it was just "ok"
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dreaming
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It needed a little tweaking in parts to be sure but there really was something there and I'm excited to see it progress further.
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"is the score fantastic?"

Anything but. Thankfully, I've forgotten it, but not the pain of hearing it. The show itself was dreary and dismal.

It was particularly sad to see Judy Kuhn stuck in such a miserable role. I guess you go where the work is, but it would be so nice to see her get the opportunity to kick up her heels in something. A revival of No, No, Nanette, perhaps?

Updated On: 8/9/13 at 07:35 AM

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