Friday, January 27, 2017

DC Premiere of Tony Award-Winning Fun Home at National Theatre, April 18 - May 13

From our friends at the National Theatre...

Washington-Area Premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Fun Home at National Theatre, April 18 - May 13

The first National Tour of Fun Homethe groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere in Washington, DC, at the National Theatre April 18 through May 13, 2017.

Tickets starting at $48 are on sale now at or by calling (800) 514-3849. A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of best available tickets at $25 each - cash only - will be held at the theater two hours before each performance. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (855) 486-2516. For more information, please call (202) 628-6161 or visit

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

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. Additional casting news is available at

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 available on PS Classics at

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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 MusicalAmerican 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 27 Tony Award nominations and winning nine Tony Awards. Productions this season on Broadway include Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, and Waitress.