Robert Cuccioli to Star in FUN HOME at White Plains Performing Arts Center
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced the cast for the New York Regional Premiere of FUN HOME, playing October 12-28, 2018. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, FUN HOME's story centers around graphic novelist Alison. When her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives 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.
Leading the cast are three Broadway veterans: Robert Cuccioli as Bruce (Jekyll & Hyde (Tony nominee), Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), Lauren Cohn as Alison (Mamma Mia) and Rita Harvey as Helen (Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera). They are joined by Catherine Ashmore Bradley & Serena Parrish (Small Alison), Wyatt Cirbus (Christian), Elliot Fishman (John), Jessica Mosher (Joan), Megan O'Callaghan (Medium Alison), and Ian Smith (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby).
"Robert [Cuccioli] was a perfect fit for the role of Bruce [Alison's father]. His breadth of experience with complex characters will allow him to truly embody the role. Add to the cast two other seasoned Broadway actors, Lauren Cohn as Alison and Rita Harvey as Helen [Alison's mother], along with the rest of this phenomenal company of professionals, and this is sure to be an exciting production" says Stephen Ferri, Executive Producer of WPPAC. "It is also a real pleasure to welcome Robert and Rita back to our stage as part of our 15th Anniversary season. Whether you missed Fun Home when it was on Broadway or loved it when you saw it, be sure to see this amazing cast in our production."
FUN HOME is Directed by Amy Griffin with Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick, Costume Design by Molly Seidel, Sound Design by Emma Wilk, Stage Managed by Kellie McMenemon. Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
FUN HOME will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 12 8pm; Saturday, October 13 8pm; Sunday, October 14 2pm; Friday, October 19 8pm; Saturday, October 20 8pm; Sunday, October 21 2pm; Wednesday, October 24 2pm; Friday, October 26 8pm; Saturday, October 27 8pm; Sunday, October 28 2pm.
The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUN HOME is a WPPAC Mainstage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.