2015 Tony nominee Sydney Lucas will depart the Broadway cast of Fun Home on Sunday, October 4, according to a production spokesperson. Her understudy, Gabriella Pizzolo, will take over the role of Small Alison beginning Tuesday, October 6 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Lucas made her Broadway debut as Small Alison in Fun Home, a performance that earned her a 2015 Theatre World Award. She also received a 2014 Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in the show's off-Broadway production at the Public Theater. Pizzolo made her Broadway debut as the title role in Matilda The Musical.
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).
Cerveris leads the cast alongside 2015 Tony nominees Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs, as well as Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez, Oscar Williams, Lauren Patten, Marrick Smith, Jim Stanek, and Nicole Van Giesen. The production began performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre on March 27 and opened April 19.
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