Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. After the sudden death of her father, Alison sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood growing up at the family funeral home in Central Pennsylvania. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her life through a series of memories and conversations -- from her coming out to her moving journey to acceptance. Featuring a gorgeous score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) and brilliant book and lyrics by Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Ride), Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, relatable story about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Witness this musical sensation at Arden Theatre Company - F. Otto Haas Theatre in Philadelphia.
Featuring a score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is based on the popular 1992 Disney movie starring Christian Bale about a group of newsboys who take on a ruthless newspaper tycoon. Based on the true events of 1899, the musical tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. This rousing tale at The Media Theatre is about fighting for what's right -- and staying true to who you are.
A young beggar is beaten by the palace guards for standing too close to the palace gate. The Prince witnesses this, stops the guards and invites Tom into the palace for food. As they get to know each other, they're surprised to find that they look alike and share the same birthday. This leads to a daring plan. The young boys are eager to experience how the other lives, and decide to switch places temporarily. During the switch, King Henry VIII of England dies and the court prepares to crown a beggar boy as the country's new king. Mark Twain's classic tale of mistaken identity is full of wild adventures for both boys as they risk all to find out who they are, what they are worth, and what friendship really is.
Can you love someone back to life? In this inventive and intimate six-actor version of Shakespeare's play, the traumatized parents, Friar, and Nurse relive the passion, bravery and recklessness of their star-crossed children. Conceived by People's Light resident director Samantha Reading (Richard III) and producing director Zak Berkman (The Harassment of Iris Malloy), this classic tale of balconies and battlegrounds becomes a vibrant act of truth and reconciliation.
Experience a decidedly dark and daring comedy that takes hilarious aim at today's absurd and dangerous world. Tony Award-winning Christopher Durang is back with a new cast of eccentric characters, starting with Cliff and Salena, whose across-the-street neighbors are at best peculiar, and at worst, stark-raving mad. See Turning Off the Morning News at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.