First Look: Rebecca Luker Joins Broadway's Fun Home
Luker takes on the role of Helen Bechdel in the Tony-winning musical.
Broadway's Tony-winning musical Fun Home has welcomed Tony nominee Rebecca Luker to the company in the role of Helen Bechdel. Luker takes over from Judy Kuhn, who has temporarily departed the company to have hip surgery.
Inspired by Alison Bechdel's graphic novel-memoir of the same title, Fun Home follows the real-life Bechdel's journey to accept the death of her stern, closeted father, Bruce, while coming to terms with her own sexuality. The production won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, along with Tonys for Best Score (Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron), Best Book (Kron), Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), and Best Director of a Musical (Sam Gold).
Joining Luker in the company are Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Cole Grey, Zell Steele Morrow, and Joel Perez, along with Alessandra Baldacchino, Kally Duling, Maya Grace Fischbein, Perry Sherman, Jim Stanek, and Nicole Van Giesen.