PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBURGH SERIES
TICKETS ON SALE FOR
THE 2015 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL
PITTSBURGH PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT AT HEINZ HALL
TUESDAY, APRIL 11 – SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces tickets for FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, are on sale for the premiere Pittsburgh engagement at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, with performances Tuesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 16, 2017. This event is part of the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America.
Tickets ($26-$77) are on sale now and available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org.
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh patrons are invited to join us for a free pre-show talk, Know The Show Before You Go, held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information visit: www.TrustArts.org/KnowTheShow.
For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh subscription series, visit www.TrustArts.org or call 412-456-1390. Tickets for Groups of 10+ are available online at www.TrustArts.org or call 412-471-6930.
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.
“A RARE BEAUTY THAT PUMPS FRESH AIR INTO BROADWAY.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“An uplifting musical drama of rare intensity, honesty and beauty. Fun Home speak 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
“EXQUISITE. AN EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE.” – Chicago Tribune
“One of those ‘don’t miss it’ musicals.” – The Huffington Post
“TRUE GREATNESS…A TRIUMPH! THERE IS NO OTHER SHOW LIKE IT” –The Plain Dealer
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 SALAVDOR as Christian, ANTHONY FORTINO, CAROLINE MURRAH, AMANDA NAUGHTON, SOFIA TRIMARCHI and MICHAEL WINTHER. At certain performances, CARLY GOLD will play the role of Small Alison.
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.
For more information on the production, please visit www.FunHomeMusical.com.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics, www.psclassics.com.
Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel. Led by 9 time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 41 markets with over 270,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, School of Rock and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.