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Fun Home

April 13 - May 6, 2018

It's not your ordinary musical, because it is extraordinary.

TimeOut New York

Why See Fun Home?

The smash-hit award-sweeping modern musical

The musical that swept the board with every major theater award going, the black comedy musical based on Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic novel heads to the Mirvish next spring as part of it's 2017/18 Broadway season! An emotionally charged and poignant family drama, Fun Home is a semi-autobiographic account of Bechdel's upbringing in a funeral home, later coming out as gay and the suicide of her domineering father, with the effects on her family very much palpable and touching.

An inventively staged patchwork of memories and conversations taking place over three different time periods, the show was adapted to the stage by Lisa Kron (Voyage to Lesbos) and is worked seamlessly together with a remarkable, Seventies-inflected score from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie). 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.

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Dates

Opening night: 13 April 2018

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audiences

Run time

One hour 45 minutes without intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

TBA

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

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