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Photo Flash: FUN HOME Raises Over $100,000 with Special Benefit Concert in Orlando

Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, raised $113,000 in ticket sales and additional donations, in support of Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando during a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 S Magnolia Ave) in Orlando last night. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below!

All nine of the show's onstage company members, including Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, 2015 Tony Award nominees Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Cole Grey, Zell Steele Morrow, and Joel Perez flew down to Orlando to participate in the special concert version of the musical for the Orlando community. The show's Tony Award-winning creators Lisa Kron (Book & Lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (Music) and Sam Gold (Direction) were also on hand, and joined the cast on stage afterwards for a discussion with the audience, which included employees from Pulse Nightclub as well as families of the victims.

100 percent of the net proceeds of this benefit performance will support the future work of Equality Florida, and the victims of the horrific Pulse shooting. Half of the money raised will be distributed directly to victims and their families, and half will support Equality Florida's work to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Fun Home was able to fly down to Orlando for this benefit performance thanks to the generosity of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the producers and co-producers of Fun Home, and the Wyndham Orlando.

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, 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.

Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison's story than ever before. 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 will play its final performance on Broadway on September 10, 2016, after more than 600 performances. The coast-to-coast North American Tour of Fun Home will launch in Cleveland, OH in October 2016, and play more than 40 cities in its first year, including Chicago, St. Louis, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and many more. For more information and for updated tour cities, visit www.funhomebroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Ian Suarez

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