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Winner of 5 Tony Awards

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November 28 - December 3, 2017

Spun from a graphic memoir of literary genius, "Fun Home" clears a path of originality for the American musical. This is the third time I've seen the show, and my admiration keeps growing.

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Why See Fun Home?

Winner of five Tony Awards!

Hailed as Broadway's most original new musical in years, the multi Tony-winning Fun Home is hitting the road in 2016. An emotionally charged and poignant family drama, Fun Home is inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. An inventively staged patchwork of memories and conversations taking place over three different time periods, the show is written by Lisa Kron (Voyage to Lesbos) and is laced together with a remarkable, Seventies-inflected score from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie).

Fun Home first played Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre in 2013, before transferring to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Utterly distinct from The Great White Way's usual assortment of revivals and movie adaptations, this production was adored by critics and audiences alike, and became the year's most atypical smash hit! It was nominated for an astounding twelve Tony Awards, and won five, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

What is Fun Home About?

Alison Bechdel looks back through three separate periods of her life, a jumble of memories that always seem to center on her controlling father Bruce, who was prone to violent mood swings and bouts of depression. Her father killed himself soon after Alison came out during college, and it's later revealed that he himself was gay, but had never been able to come out of the closet. As she reconstructs their relationship in her mind, Alison wonders what part her revelation played in his death.

Did You Know?

Alison Bechdel is the originator of the Bechdel Test, the simple three point test of gender equality in film that so many Hollywood blockbusters fail to pass.

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Dates

Opening night: 28 November 2017

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audiences

Run time

TBA

And before you stop reading

Images are from the Broadway production

Cast and Creative

Cast

Kate Shindle as Alison
Alessandra Baldacchino as Small Alison
Carly Gold will play the role of Small Alison
Abby Corrigan as Medium Alison
Robertf Petkoff as Bruce Bechdel
Susan Moniz as Helen Bechdel
Karen Eilbacher as Joan
Robert Hager as Roy
Lennon Nate Hammond as John
Pierson Salavdor as Christian
Anthony Fortino
Amanda Naughton
Sofia Trimarchi
Michael Winther

Creative

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

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

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Irene Casali: “AMAZING!!!!”

I am from NY; moved to LA years ago. Seen many plays in my day; but this... more

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