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Winner of 5 Tony Awards

Closed September 10, 2016

"A landmark production that will forever change what is possible in musical theatre."

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Why See Fun Home?

Winner of five Tony Awards - Closes September 10!

Fun Home is one of the most atypical new musicals playing on Broadway. Based neither on a movie or a fairytale, Fun Home instead takes its cues from the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel. Released in 2006, the book traces Bechdel's own childhood and adolescence, with particular focus on her uneasy relationship with her father Bruce and her coming out as a lesbian.

While the subject matter is emotionally fraught, Fun Home is imbued with warmth and generosity, along with wickedly sharp musical numbers. And if you need any concrete proof of its popularity, cast your eye over the awards the production has managed to accumulate thus far which include five Tony Awards, including wins for Best Musical and Best Original Score.

Broadway Transfer

With lyrics and book by Lisa Kron (Voyage to Lesbos) and music from Jeanine Tesori (Violet) Fun Home premiered at The Public Theater in 2013 and was lavished with critical acclaim. Ben Brantley of the New York Times hailed it as a "beautiful heartbreaker", with "multidimensional" characters who offered a refreshing change from musical's traditionally more showy portrayals. Returning to helm the Broadway transfer is original director Sam Gold, one of the most in demand directors both on and off-Broadway. This transfer also sees Tony winner Michael Cerveris return to the play, once again in the role of Bruce Bechdel, Alison Bechdel's father.

What is Fun Home About?

The musical traces the life of Alison Bechdel through three separate periods of her life, weaving scenes and conversations together into a non-linear patchwork. At the heart of Alison's story is her father Bruce, a domineering man who devotes the attention that he denies his children on decorating the Pennsylvania family home and maintaining his collection of antiques. Bruce killed himself soon after Alison came out as a lesbian during college, and looking back, she wonders what part this revelation played in her father's suicide, especially as it's revealed that he was gay himself, but had never been able to come out of the closet.

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Dates

Previews from: 27 March 2015

Opening night: 19 April 2015

Run time

One hour 45 minutes

Cast and Creative

Cast

Michael Cerveris as Bruce Bechdel
Beth Malone as Alison
Sydney Lucas as Small Alison (through Oct 4)
Gabriella Pizzolo as Small Alison (from Oct 6)
Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison
Judy Kuhn as Helen Bechdel
Rebecca Luker as Helen Bechdel
Joel Perez as Roy
Roberta Colindrez as Joan
Zell Morrow as John
Oscar Williams as Christian

Creative

Lyrics and Book by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Music by Jeanine Tresori
Directed by Sam Gold

Awards

2015 TONY AWARD Wins

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Michael Cerveris)
Best Direction of a Musical


2015 Tony award nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Michael Cerveris)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Beth Malone)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Judy Kuhn)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Sydney Lucas)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Emily Skeggs)
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical


Lucille Lortel Award WINS

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kuhn)


Off Broadway Alliance Awards

Best New Musical

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