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Fun Home (Musical)

May 15 - Jun 14, 2020

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Tony Award-winning musical

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is the comically candid story of Alison Bechdel as she tries to understand her dysfunctional relationship with her father, a deeply closeted and mercurial funeral director. Based on the best-selling graphic memoir, the past and present blend together in this tender and surprisingly hilarious testament to the complicated nature of family.

 

Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

 

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REVIEWS

 

"Fun Home is pure musical satisfaction" - Washington Post


"I can’t think of a recent musical — or play, for that matter — that has done a better job at finding theatrical expression for the wayward dynamics of remembering" - The New York Times

 

"Wise and warm, funny and tender" - Stage and Cinema

 

"...an uplifting musical drama of rare intensity, honesty and beauty through melodically rich songs" - NY Daily News

 

"Fun Home is a not-to-be-missed musical journey through the troubled mind of an artistic virtuoso and a revered role model of the LGBTQ+ community" - DC Metro

 

"...remarkably gratifying, often heartrending, and fiercely humane" - The Guardian

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTs

Jeanine Tesori (Music) won the Tony Award for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for Fun Home. She has also written Tony-nominated scores for Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). She is the founding artistic director of Encores! Off-Center at New York City Center, and is a lecturer in music at Yale University..

 

Lisa Kron’s (Book and Lyrics) work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Lisa has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, and the MacDowell Colony, the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts.

 

Single tickets will go on sale Summer 2019.

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