Fun Home is shutting its doors in September, but before it leaves for good, the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist will skip town for a night, heading to Orlando for a benefit concert. The cast and creative team are set to perform for the survivors and families of the victims of the Orlando gay-club shooting, all of whom will receive free tickets. Tony-winner Michael Cerveris, who stars as the closeted gay father in the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir, had the idea for the Orlando show. He told the AP: "We're just going to go and tell Alison's story and hope that it provides some entertainment and distraction but also a place for some of the grief to go," adding, "At its heart, theater is a profoundly spiritual and societal endeavor. To actually get to feel that you're participating in a debate and participating in helping to move the world forward in some important ways is the best gift that you can have as an artist." The Fun Home benefit concert will take place on the cast's would-be night off, July 24.
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