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Thursday, November 10, 2016

FUN HOME Broadway Musical stars Tony Award winner Ms. Lea Salonga in Manila

Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical FUN HOME is coming to Manila this November 10-27 the cast headed by Tony Award Winner Ms Lea Salonga, Eric Kunze, Cris Villongco and Laurence Mossman was presented to the media last Nov. 4 at Makati Diamond Residences.

FUN HOME was the most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015 winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Cris Villongco and Laurence Mossman

FUN HOME is based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir FUN HOME and features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. The New York Times calls it, "THE BEST NEW MUSICAL TO OPEN ON BROADWAY.”

As previously announced, Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze will be leading the cast of FUN HOME. It will mark Lea’s first musical in Manila since she played Grizabella in CATS in 2010. Her last stage appearance in Manila was in Atlantis Productions’ critically acclaimed play GOD OF CARNAGE in 2012. She will be playing Helen Bechdel, Alison’s distant mother  is an English teacher and former actress. Eric Kunze, has starred in Broadway productions such as LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, and DAMN YANKEES, among many others. He played Marius opposite Salonga’s Eponine on Broadway, 23 years ago. He will be playing Bruce Bechdel, Alison’s complex father who is a part-time mortician and avid home restorer.

Eric Kunze 

Cris Villonco will play the central role of Alison, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante will play Medium Alison and Katie Bradshaw and Andee Achacoso alternate as Small Alison.

Yanah Laurel plays Joan with Ronan Crisologo, Daniel Drilon and Teddy Velasco alternating as Chrstian. Noel Comia and Albert Silos alternate as John while Laurence Mossman plays Roy/ Pete / Mark and Bobby Jeremy.

Bobby Garcia, who will be directing FUN HOME, says, “Dreams do come true, It is an honor to be able to stage FUN HOME in Manila with this stellar cast It is a ground breaking and trailblazing musical that needs to be seen by audiences all over the world I am thrilled that it will premiere internationally in Manila We hope you will all come and join us at the FUN HOME” Joining Garcia In the Creative Team are Musical Director Ceejay Javier, Vocal Director ManMan Angsico, Choreographer Cecile Martinez, Light

Designer , Adam Honore, Set Designer Faust Peneyra, Costume Designer Oz Go, Sound Designer Kevin Heard, Production Designer  GA Fallarme and Hair and Makeup Design Johann dela Fuente.

The New York producers of FUN HOME issued a statement saying, “We’re thrilled to have the first international production of ‘Fun Home’ confirmed for the Philippines, and how exciting to have Lea Salonga, one of Broadway’s most beloved stars, leading the company,”

FUN HOME is also brought to you by ABS-CBN, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Retro Radio DCG-FM, Wish 107.5, Mc Graphic Carranz, Royce’, Mc Donald’s, Makati Diamond Residences, Make Up For Ever, Portfolio Studios, Arlington Memorial Chapels and Crematory, Hit Productions Inc., Mandaue Foam, MVNDO Magazine,DigitaI Ki and David’s Salon.

FUN HOME is recommended for ages 13 and up. Parental Supervision is encouraged. Children under the age of 7 are not permitted in the theatre.

FUN HOME plays a limited run of 18 shows from November 10- 27, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

When: November 10-27, 2016; 8:00 pm (Weekdays), 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm (Weekends)

Where: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave., cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City

Ticket Prices:

P4,180.00 Orchestra Center

P3,657.50 Orchestra Center / Left

P3,135.00 Loge Center / Sides

P1,567.50 Balcony

Tickets for FUN HOME are available now at Ticketworld at 891-9999.

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