Pulitzer Prize Finalist FUN HOME Eyeing Spring 2015 Broadway Bow
The Bechdel Funeral Home may soon be setting up shop on Broadway.
According to The New York Times, producers of the critical hit Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron musical FUN HOME, which ran at The Public Theater last fall, and was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, are looking to bring the production to the Great White Way in Spring 2015.
"When we were making decisions about Broadway late last year, this spring looked crowded with new musicals - so how much oxygen would there be for 'Fun Home'?" Mike Issacson, one of the show's producers said. "And unless you're a musical comet like 'The Book of Mormon,' it takes longer these days for word of mouth to spread and audiences to build, even if you get great reviews."
The producers and creative team will reportedly take the next 10 months to carefuly plan the move, aiming to keep the budget between $5-6 million.
In FUN HOME, when her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.
The original cast of FUN HOME featured Griffin Birney (Christian Bechdel), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Noah Hinsdale (John Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Beth Malone (Alison), Joel Perez (Roy), and Alexandra Socha, who was replaced by Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison).
Check out a look back at the show below!