‘Fun Home’ to Re-Open Curran Theatre
NATIONAL TOUR OF
TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
“ F U N H O M E ”
TO RE-OPEN SAN FRANCISCO’S HISTORIC
CURRAN THEATRE IN JANUARY 2017
CHICAGO, DETROIT, LAS VEGAS, DENVER, SEATTLE AND MANY MORE CITIES ANNOUNCED
New York, NY (March 14, 2016) – Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce that the National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will re-open San Francisco’s iconic Curran Theatre, playing January 25 – February 19, 2017. The news was announced on Monday night by Carole Shorenstein Hays, live from the stage of the Curran, where the Tony-winning creative team appeared on-stage with Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, where they discussed details of the new national production of the musical.
The first national tour, which will launch in fall 2016, will also play engagements in several other major cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, and many more.
“Fun Home is such a universal story, and we’re thrilled that the show will be able to reach audiences coast-to-coast,” producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Barbara Whitman said. “People have come from all over the country to see Fun Home on Broadway, and we always hear the same question: ‘When will Fun Home come to my city?’ We’re thrilled they will now be able to share the show with their families and friends.”
“I first came to the Curran with my family. I was 10 years old and I remember feeling welcomed with open arms.” Shorenstein Hays said. “Fun Home is just that kind of musical. It reflects the open-hearted spirit I experienced that first time I ever walked into the Curran. This is the perfect show to welcome everyone, one and all, to our new home, and how fitting that we will be sharing this show with Bay Area audiences right on the heels of the inauguration of the next President of the United States.”
Fun Home will also play the following cities, with many more to be announced:
Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center Oct. 25-30, 2016
Chicago, IL The Oriental Theatre Nov.2 – 13, 2016
Detroit, MI The Fisher Nov. 29 – Dec. 11, 2016
Minneapolis, MN The Orpheum Dec. 13-18, 2016
Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center Jan. 3 – 8, 2017
Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House Jan. 10 – 22, 2017
San Francisco, CA The Curran Theatre Jan. 25-Feb 19, 2017
Des Moines, IA Des Moines Performing Arts April 4 – 9, 2017
Houston, TX The Hobby Center May 16 – 28, 2017
Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center May 30 – June 4, 2017
Hartford, CT The Bushnell June 20 – 25, 2017
Charlotte, NC The Knight Theatre June 27 – July 2, 2017
Seattle, WA The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11 – 30, 2017
Costa Mesa, CA Orange County PAC August 1 – 6, 2017
For more information and for updated tour cities, please visit www.funhomebroadway.com.
Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of Fun Home, will be restaging the national tour. Casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.
The Broadway production of Fun Home opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015 and is currently playing to sold-out houses in-the-round at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St.).
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. 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 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), and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of Fun Home Original Cast Recording is now available on PS Classics, www.psclassics.com.