Monday, August 22, 2016

Fun Home Tour Announces Casting, DC Premiere at National Theatre in Spring 2017

From our friends at the National Theatre...

Casting Announced for the National Tour of the 2015 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Fun Home

Washington premiere at National Theatre, April 18 - May 13, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce casting for the first National Tour of Fun Homethe groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Washington at the National Theatre April 18 through May 13, 2017.

Tickets will be available beginning September 16 online at, or by calling (800) 514-3849. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (855) 486-2516. For more information, call (202) 628-6161 or visit

Subscription packages for the 2016-17 season of Broadway at the National, starting at $145, are still available by calling the subscription hotline at (855) 486-2516 or online at

Robert Petkoff (Broadway’s Ragtime, All The Way, Anything Goes) will play Bruce, Susan Moniz (Broadway’s Grease, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) will play Helen, and Kate Shindle (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Cabaret, and Miss America 1998) will play Alison.

Joining them will be Abby Corrigan as Medium Alison, Alessandra Baldacchino (Broadway’s Fun Home) as Small Alison, Karen Eilbacher as Joan, Robert Hager as Roy, Lennon Nate Hammond as John, Pierson Salvador as Christian, Anthony Fortino, Amanda Naughton, Sofia Trimarchi, and Michael Winther. At certain performances, Carly Gold will play the role of Small Alison.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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.

- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“An uplifting musical drama of rare intensity, honesty and beauty. Fun Home speaks universally about BIG THINGS THAT MATTER: LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY, SURVIVING. It’s unconventional, to be sure, and musical theatre is better for it.”
- New York Daily News


“ONE OF THOSE ‘DON’T MISS IT’ MUSICALS.” - The Huffington Post

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, will be restaging the national tour.

The Broadway production of Fun Home opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015, and is currently playing at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre through September 10, 2016.

The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of Fun Home is now available on PS Classics at

For more information on the production, visit

About the National Theatre:
Jam Theatricals began programming and managing the National Theatre in 2012. Recent presentations include the pre-Broadway engagement of If/Then with Idina Menzel, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Jersey Boys, and the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, American Idiot, and Newsies. Located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the oldest continuously operating Broadway theaters in the nation. Over the years, the National has hosted a multitude of memorable events, including the pre-Broadway presentations of the musicals Show Boat; Hello, Dolly!; and West Side Story. Many of the world’s greatest performers have graced the National Theatre stage including Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Will Rogers, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Sir Laurence Olivier, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Katherine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Ian McKellen, Debbie Reynolds, and Audrey Hepburn.

About Jam Theatricals:
Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages more than 25 Broadway series markets across North America and has produced more than 45 shows on Broadway, receiving 26 Tony Award nominations and winning nine Tony Awards. Productions this season on Broadway include Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, and Waitress.