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Fun Home Aiming for Spring '15 Broadway Transfer

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Kad
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According to Playbill.

A good strategy to transfer in the spring, where it can bank on awards consideration to help sell it.
Fun Home Aiming for Spring 2015 Broadway Arrival
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dreaming
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YAY!!!! Come to the Fun Home!

I hope they can keep the cast together as much as possible.
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^ seconded, and I especially hope Sydney Lucas hasn't aged out of her role by then, because I cannot imagine another child actress portraying Small Alison as beautifully as she did.
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Kad
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I'm sure the adults will stay with it - most of them have been a part of it since the first workshop (all except Cerveris, I think). It's just a question of whether Sydney Lucas and the other children will have grown too much in the intervening year.
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kade.ivy
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Sounds like they're biding their time. Definitely a great strategy as Kad mentioned. I'm sure it will be successful, but the fall is such an iffy time for new shows to open, last, and be nominated for awards. Spring is a good option and will probably offer more choices as far as theatres go.
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I think they might keep Sydney because she plays a range of ages. She is just perfection in the role.
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tazber
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GREAT NEWS!!!
....but the world goes 'round
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Also, the show opening next season means it's entering already having won numerous awards. With a show that's going to be a hard sell on Broadway, that is definitely going to be a leg up for promotion.
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Kad-That is what I'm thinking, too. Also, they have a decent shot at the rest of the awards this season (the OCC, DL and Drama Desk). That would be a boatload of awards to bring to Broadway.

I am very happy that this will happen most likely.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Well, well, well. Unless there's a last second sneak attack like Kinky Boots or a surprise like Gigi (Gigi is just an example), we could already have a lock for Best Musical. And next season hasn't started yet
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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macnyc
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^^^ I'm all for that!
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ethan231h
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i can see this in the Booth Theatre, Jacobs Theatre or maybe the Helen Hays!
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Sutton Ross
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This is wonderful. They are cleaning up the Off Broadway awards, and I think this will have a lot of support next Spring. I hope the cast is the same and Alexandra Socha comes back.
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Kad
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I'd be surprised if Socha did, but who knows?
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dreaming
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I'm hoping she does, Kad, but like you I'm not so convinced.
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Up In One
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What new musicals are planning to open next year? I know Honeymoon In Vegas is circling, Holler at the Palace is in rehearsals but what else? Revivals of The King & I, Titanic & Dames At Sea have been mentioned. It sounds like a dry fall if not the whole season for new musicals. Fun Home may have a clear landing
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SonofRobbieJ
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Is Allegiance still planning on coming in?
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GilmoreGirlO2
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Also hoping for Alexandra to come back, but I donít know if her departure was due to conflicts with the production or was just a personal matter she had to attend to.

Fingers crossed that Sydney Lucas hasnít grown too old Ė she was phenomenal.

Very excited for this and think itís smart to wait to open until just before award season. Excited for the future of this show (and a chance to get to see it again!).
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mschwager
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Also, On the Town is coming
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ABB2357
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I believe Socha's departure was a legitimate personal matter, but I was surprised she didn't go with the cast to Charleston a few weeks ago (her replacement Emily Skeggs went instead). Anyone have any insight?
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Sutton Ross
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It was a personal matter, it should stay personal. She was there for the cast album, though.
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I don't have any insight what-so-ever. However, it is completely plausible that she was just busy and it conflicted with her schedule.