Kate Shindle Stars in FUN HOME, Coming to PPAC This Fall
Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced the casting for the Providence engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will make its Providence debut at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 7 - 12, 2017. In Providence, FUN HOME is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. Ticket prices start at $38; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Groups of 15 or more may contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 574-3162.
Robert Petkoff (Broadway's Ragtime, All The Way, Anything Goes) will play Bruce Bechdel, East Providence, RI native, Susan Moniz (Broadway's Grease, Chicago's Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) will play Helen Bechdel, and Kate Shindle (Broadway's Legally Blonde, Cabaret) will play Alison Bechdel.
Joining them will be Abby Corrigan as Medium Alison, Carly Gold as Small Alison, VICTORIA JANICKI as Joan, Robert Hager as Roy, Henry Boshart as John, LUKÉ BARBATO SMITH as Christian, Anthony Fortino, Noelle Hogan, Caroline Murrah, Amanda Naughton and Michael Winther. At certain performances, Jadyn Schwartz will play the role of Small Alison.
FUN HOME was the event of the 2015 Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way as the first show written exclusively by women to win theater's highest achievement. It was named to all of the major top 10 lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and more.
Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood that connect with her in surprising new ways. 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 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. With this win, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.
FUN HOME was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Zinn (Costume Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).
Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of FUN HOME, restaged the national tour. The Broadway production of FUN HOME opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015 and ran through September 10, 2016.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics, psclassics.com.