* NY REGIONAL PREMIERE
Starring: Robert Cuccioli, Rita Harvey, Lauren Cohn, Meghan O’Callaghan, Jessica Mosher, Ian Smith, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Elliot Fishman, Serena Parrish and Wyatt Cirbus
About The Show
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.
The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways.
PLEASE NOTE: FUN HOME is performed without an intermission and runs 1hr 40 min.
“Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up.” – The New York Times
“The BEST of what Broadway can do.” – Associated Press
Winner of 5 Tony Awards including: Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Director, Best Leading Actor
Robert Cuccioli (Bruce) Is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the duel title roles in the Broadway hit Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, FANY Award and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Robert made his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and was most recently seen as Dr. Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Westchester audiences may remember Robert from productions of Man of La Mancha and Camelot (WPPAC), and productions of Phantom, City of Angels and Nine at The Westchester Broadway Theatre. Off-Broadway credits include And The World Goes ‘Round (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award), Rothschild and Sons, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, Bikeman: A 9/11 Play, Snow Orchid and White Guy on the Bus. Equally respected for his work in the Classics and Contemporary Plays as well as Musicals, Robert has performed at such notable Regional Theatres as The Guthrie, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, the McCarter Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Television: The Sinner, White Collar, Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, The Stranger, Impossible Monsters and The Rest of Us. Robert is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghostlight), Rothschild and Sons and his debut solo album The Look Of Love. www.robertcuccioli.com.
Rita Harvey (Helen) performed the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by David Leveaux and starring Alfred Molina, Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O’Donnell. She made her Broadway debut performing the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. Rita created the role of Lady Edith in the Off-Broadway hit musical The Prince and The Pauper at the Lambs Theatre. Also Off-Broadway, Peg O’ My Heart (Ethel Chicester) Irish Repertory Theatre, Flirtation (Katrin Binder) Marvel Rep., and in Terrance McNally’s Plesir D’more (Diva) 59E59 Theatre. Rita also created the role of Elizabeth in the highly-acclaimed concept CD/DVD of Frankenstein the Musical available at Amazon.com. Favorite regional productions include Fun Home (Helen) and Next to Normal (Diana) Theatersquared, Footloose (Ethel McCormick) The Fulton Theater, Tim And Scrooge (Martha Cratchitt) Westchester Broadway Theater, Oklahoma (Laurey) and Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theater, Carousel (Julie Jordan), Maury Yeston’s Phantom (Christine), She Loves Me (Amalia), Brigadoon (Fiona), 1940’s Radio Hour (Ann Collier), I Remember Mamma (Katrin), and Street Scene (Rose). Rita majored in Opera Performance at Simpson College and then received her Master’s Degree at Northwestern University. Favorite opera roles include “Le Nozze Di Figaro” (Susanna), “Die Fledermaus” (Adele), “The Tender Land” (Laurie) and “The Medium” (Monica). Rita is the principle soprano in “Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway,” which was voted the number one touring concert in the country. Her studio album entitled ‘Wishing…’ is available on CDBaby.com. Her one-woman show, “Heart Like a Wheel: The Music of Linda Ronstadt,” has been touring and has recently been seen at the Triad and Greenroom42 in NYC. Rita is married to Broadway composer Neil Berg. They have a super-cool, baseball playing, 13-year-old son, Lucas.
Lauren Cohn (Alison) is honored to be part of the New York regional premiere of Fun Home. She spent nearly three years as Rosie in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia! Other recent credits include: MAME – North Shore Music Theatre (Agnes Gooch). Into The Woods – Theatre Under The Stars (Jack’s Mother). EMMA – TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Miss Bates). The Drowsy Chaperone – Gateway Playhouse (Chaperone). 2011 Helen Hayes Nominee Glimpses Of The Moon – MetroStage (Coral). TV: “High Maintenance,” “The Family,” “Royal Pains,” “Deadbeat,” “House,” “Desperate Housewives.” Film: Morning Glory, Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde 2, Secretary, Solaris. Lauren is excited to announce Paul Gordon’s EMMA has been filmed for a brand-new streaming platform. In it, she reprises her role of Miss Bates. EMMA is the first musical staged to be streamed, and is available now at www.StreamingMusicals.com. Caption: Friends call her Coco!
Megan O’Callaghan (Middle Alison) is thrilled to be back on Maple Avenue! This past spring she appeared as Medium Alison in Music Theatre of Connecticut’s production of Fun Home, for which she received the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut. Other regional credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Carolyn, MTC), The Music Man (Ensemble, Sharon Playhouse) and Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” (Piggie, Playhouse on Park). She graduated from Western Connecticut State University in 2017 with a BA in Musical Theatre, where she appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty) and Parade (Monteen, Lucille u/s), among others. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Mike and Matt. www.meganocallaghan.com
Jessica Mosher (Joan) is a Canadian actress based in New York City. She holds degrees from Queen’s University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Regional: Crimes of the Heart (Bristol Valley Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Savannah Repertory Theatre); The Red Coat (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop). NYC: RPT (92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab); Antigone, The Rover, Pinwheel! A New Musical, The Taming of the Shrew (Random Access Theatre); Pullman Car Hiawatha (Megan Doyle and Courtney Laine Self); The Nancy Project (Red Caravan Reads); The Importance of Being Earnest (The Instigators). Special thanks to the whole team at WPPAC, the awe-inspiring Amy Griffin, Dad, Heather, Keith, and her incredible friends. www.jessicamosher.com. @notjessmosher
Ian Smith (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby) is so excited to be making his professional debut in Fun Home. Recent roles include Edward/Robert Ferrars in Kate Hammil’s Sense and Sensibility, and Officer Lonigan in Wonderful Town. Many thanks to WPPAC for the opportunity, The Mine, Mom, Dad, & Emmet. Ian is a proud grad of Ithaca College – BFA Musical Theatre. www.iansmith.nyc/
Catherine Ashmore Bradley (Young Alison) is thrilled to have her debut performance with the WPPAC. Theatre Credits: The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox) – Heartwood Regional Theatre; National Broadway Tour of A Christmas Story (Mary Beth); Spandex the Musical Broadway Workshop Performance (Dori, Little Lorraine); An Energy Tale’s World Premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, nominated for Best Production, (Sally); Show & Tell Off-Broadway Premiere (Mary); High School Musical Off-Broadway Production (Sharpay Evans); Billy Elliot (Karen Davidson/Ballet Girl) – Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Film/tv credits: Happy – Syfy Channel (Penny Baker), Mr. Sam – Zeus Pictures Film (Sandra Polley), J Balvin GEF France (Featured Dancer.) Special thanks to Amy Griffin and Stephen Ferri for this incredible opportunity and to Nancy Carson, Kerri Krilla, Karen Lampiasi, Theresa Pittius, David JV Meenan, and family for their unwavering dedication and love. Instagram: catherinebradley_
Serena Parrish (Small Alison) is delighted to be playing her dream role of Small Alison! REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Fan), Other Voices Theatre: Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), Way Off Broadway Theatre: Sound of Musical (Gretyl), Mainstreet Theatre: Suessical (Jo Jo). TELEVISION: Dark Souls (Jana). When not performing, Serena enjoys making cartoons, like Alison. Special thanks to her sister, Felice, for teaching her to draw, her hometown theatre family, G. Gardener Talent Managament, and “Grandpa, for sharing this NYC adventure with me.!”
Elliot Fishman (John), age ten, is thrilled to be playing the role of John at WPAAC! Credits include the role of young Charlie in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, a role he also played on the production’s 1st National tour. His other favorite roles include Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, the Musical . Elliot lives in Irvington, NY and enjoys basketball, baseball, ice skating and skiing.
Wyatt Cirbus (Christian) is thrilled to be a part of the premiere of Fun Home at WPPAC! National tour: Finding Neverland (Michael, Jack), Television: Jon Glaser Loves Gear (himself). Wyatt recently participated in Now and Then: Current and Former Broadway Kids Take the Stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below. He would like to give special to his manager to John Mara Jr. and voice instructor Tristian Wyant for all their support and guidance!