‘Fun Home’: From Comic Book to Broadway Show

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Fun Home introduces us to the lead character Bechdel 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.

We recommend audiences of 15+ attend due to subject matter addressed.

For more information, we recommend reading the souvenir book before attending to gain a better grasp on the show. The Souvenir Book also contains how the crew brought the show to life from comic book to comedic musical, and more!

 

If You Go:

 

Fun Home

Oct. 10-15, 2017

TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall

505 Deaderick St.

 

Tickets:

TPAC.org

615-782-4040

PBS Announces airdates for upcoming ‘Broadway’s Best on PBS’ series

PBS will bring five recent Broadway productions to their list of presentations this fall. This will be part of their Broadway’s Best on PBS series running from October 20-November 24.

 

Friday, October 20, 9-11:30 p.m.

She Loves Me starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel

 

Friday, October 27 9-11:30 p.m.

Falsettos, starring Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J Block, Anthony Rosenthal, Brandon Uranowitz, Betsy Wolfe and Tracie Thomas

 

Friday, November 3 9-11:30 p.m.

Noel Coward’s Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline, Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders

 

Friday, November 10 9-10 p.m.

In The Heights an encore presentation of a documentary chronicling the story behind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony Award-Winning hit in 2008.

 

Friday, November 17 9-11:00p.m.

Indecent inspired by the true story of  the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance

 

Friday, November 24 9-11:30p.m.

Holiday Inn starring Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Mega Sikora

 

Find out more information on PBS’ new series here: http://www.pbs.org/sponsorship/features/best-of-broadway/

 

Five Questions With Daniel David Stewart from ‘Part of the Plan’

We sat down with the incredibly talented Daniel David Stewart a couple weeks ago to discuss his involvement with ‘Part of the Plan’ and what he hopes audiences will take away once seeing the show.

Q: How did you get involved with ‘Part of the Plan’?

Daniel: I got involved with POTP two years ago, I was asked to do a reading in LA which is where I’m from. The reading turned into a workshop and I never really thought I’d hear anything again. Two years later the writers did all this work to get the show to TPAC and they very graciously asked me to be part of the show. I’m happy to be here!

 

Q: What attracted you to ‘Part of the Plan’?

Daniel: I think the first thing that attracted me was that I grew up listening to Dan Fogelberg’s music. My parents raised me on singer-songwriters so I instantly loved it. I also thought it was awesome to see what is essentially a jukebox musical of a person’s work that was not based around the person’s life. It’s a new musical with that person’s music. I thought that it’s not done enough as a well done story. Hirsh is a character that gives me an excuse to go to the gym everyday and look like a soldier, the cast is also such a great group to work with.

 

Q: What can people expect from the show?

Daniel: People can expect really great music that makes them feel at home wherever they are. There’s something about the folk music of that era that gives you a sense of inner peace and light. You can expect to see a very thoughtful loving story told with loving songs. We go to musical theatre to have a grand emotion that comes from grand emotional music.

 

Q: Who would you recommend to see ‘Part of the Plan’?

Daniel: Everyone. I think that you can relate to these characters because you can see a little bit of all of us in them. Whether it’s my character Hirsh who’s a young whippersnapper trying to figure things out or someone like Sean who’s trying to do the best for his country. You get to see two couples experience being young into their older selves and you can relate to every part along the way.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to once the show premieres?

Daniel: I’m excited to see this seven years of work pay off in a big space. To see it happen in front of a large audience is going to be a beautiful experience. I’m excited to share this music, more people should know about Dan Fogelberg that do. I’m excited to watch people hear his music for the first time.

You can also check out Daniel’s interview with ‘Out and About Nashville”:

 

If You Go:
Part of the Plan
Sept. 8-24, 2017
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.

Tickets:
TPAC.org
615-782-4040

Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.

 

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Casting Announced for Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-Winning ‘Jersey Boys’!

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‘Les Misérables’ comes to Nashville for one-week special engagement

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Cast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, for the premiere Nashville engagement at TPAC.

Directly from the highly successful production of Love Never Dies in Hamburg, Germany, Gardar Thor Cortes will portray the man behind the mask, “The Phantom”, with Meghan Picerno as “Christine Daaé”, Karen Mason as “Madame Giry”, Sean Thompson as “Raoul”, Mary Michael Patterson as ‘Meg Giry’, and Casey Lyons and Jake Heston Miller sharing the role of “Gustave”.

The ensemble includes Chelsey Arce, Erin Chupinsky, Diana DiMarizo, Tyler Donahue, Yesy Garcia, Alyssa Giannetti, Michael Gillis, Tamar Greene, Natalia Lepore Hagan, Lauren Lukacek, Alyssa McAnany, Rachel Anne Moore, Bronson Norris Murphy, Dave Schoonover, Adam Soniak, Kelly Swint, Lucas John Thompson, Correy West, Arthur Wise, and Borris York.

Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Audiences will be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. Don’t miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories.

The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011.

Lloyd Webber said he knew about five minutes into seeing its first run-through that he and the new production team had achieved something special.

I have the great joy of being able to say that I think this production is probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.” -Andrew Lloyd Webber

In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan to the glistening and glorious world of Coney Island – not knowing what is in store for them.

Love Never Dies will be at TPAC June 19-24, 2018. Ticket sales will be listed on social media once announced.