Emily Skeggs
Emily Skeggs
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The Public Theater has announced that Emily Skeggs will join the cast of the acclaimed new musical Fun Home in the role of Medium Alison. Alexandra Socha, who originated the role, is leaving the production for personal reasons.

Featuring music by Tony nomimee Jeanine Tesori (Violet), with book and lyrics by Tony nominee Lisa Kron (Well), and inspired by the graphic novel-memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home recounts Bechdel's life as a lesbian cartoonist who comes to terms with her sexuality and the death of her closeted father.

In addition to Skeggs, the production stars Griffin Birney, Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale, Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, and Joel Perez. Sam Gold directs.

The Public Theater recently announced that an original cast recording of Fun Home will be released on February 18, 2014.

The production is scheduled to run at the Public Theater through December 29.

To see cartoonist Liza Donnelly's cartoon review of Fun Home, click here.

To read TheaterMania's review of Fun Home, click here.

For a photo preview of Fun Home, click here .

For tickets and more information, click here.