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Fun Home Reviews!!!!

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dreaming
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 08:05am
Sorry, Limelight Mike! I had to beat you to this one, because I love this show so very much. (And I can't remember the last time I started a thread on here!)

Break lots of legs to the talented cast, creatives and crew of this little show with a big heart!!! (Eagerly awaiting the raves!)

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gabbym
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 02:20pm
I agree, I enjoyed the show very much and it has prompted me to order two of Allison's books on Amazon. I hope the show has some life in an open ended off-Broadway run after its debut at the Public. Don't think this one should go to Broadway as the material is too delicate for non NY theater goers.
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AndrewAndrew
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 02:46pm
we would love to post our review - after 10 of course - but fear that someone will remove it!
Best bet is to check back at 10:01pm tonight and you might be able to catch it before someone removes it :)
BroadwayBen
Leading Actor
joined:6/5/03
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 05:06pm
First review: Show Business weekly

Fun Home is in no way a conventional musical. But therein lies the
beauty. It stands alone as one of most poignant and honest productions in
this theatrical genre to grace the stage in quite some time.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 08:30pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
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macnyc
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 08:56pm
Talkin' Broadway is mostly positive, but I really disagree with his conclusion.

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/ob/10_22_13.html
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 09:02pm
I hate reviews like that Time Out NY one. He gave it 4 stars, and yet didn't say a bad thing about it. And even called it ground-breaking. So why not give it 5 stars? Explain yourself!
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Kad
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 09:19pm
To be fair,

A) "groundbreaking" does not equal a five-star review.
B) The TimeOut critics have had to face a shrinking word count requirement. I'm sure Feldman would have loved to go into detail, but he simply can't due to space constraints.
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cardamon
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:25pm
Rave review from Brantley.


NY Times Review
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dreaming
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:25pm
And the money review: The New York Times:

All I can say is go, little show, go!
Brantley Reviews "Fun Home"
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macnyc
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:26pm
Yay! Brantley got it right!

Plus, I'm so glad he compared it with Glass Menagerie, another "memory play." That has been going through my head since I saw Fun Home.
Updated On: 10/22/13 at 10:26 PM
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AndrewAndrew
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:33pm
Mining comic books for musical inspiration has been met with mixed results, but Fun Home at The Public explores issues more emotionally ripe than radioactive spiders bites. Find out if this story of coming out is worthing getting into in our full review.
Click here for full video review of FUN HOME
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AndrewAndrew
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:33pm
Hope the powers at be don't remove our post!
Updated On: 10/22/13 at 10:33 PM
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:38pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 10/22/13 at 10:38 PM
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PalJoey
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:45pm
Wow.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
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ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:45pm
This is why I was so hellbent on rushing the show on Sunday. After these reviews I'm guessing sold out shows will be on the horizon.
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DaveyG
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 10:50pm
All of these reviews are right on. Fun Home is one of the best musicals I've seen in years. Bravo!
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oncemorewithfeeling2
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joined:4/25/13
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 11:02pm
Well deserved reviews for this show. I went in with an open mind about it and left fully blown away by the show. Brantley is positive about all the cast and the score, but he's spot on about the songs Cervaris sings. Wonderful show all around. The show soars and it deserves to show a little more.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 11:51pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 10/23/13 at 11:51 PM
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FindingNamo
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 12:03am
AndrewSquared, I usually love you guys but that video is an embarrassment. It was like listening to Norm Crosby mangling the English language. Did you get comped? You get people's names wrong but think Cole Escola should play young Aluson? It was at that point I left your video. Elizabeth.
'First the Bastille than the butt plug.' -- M ______
Updated On: 10/23/13 at 12:03 AM
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MKunkel
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 12:22am
I hope this gets another extension. It deserves it.
BroadwayBen
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dreaming
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 08:16am
I smell another extension.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:46am
NY Post is mixed, calling it "affecting, but frustrating": http://nypost.com/2013/10/23/fun-home-is-affecting-but-also-frustrating/
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
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jv92
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 12:03pm
That woman is not an actual critic in my mind, so I don't take her seriously. Does anyone remember her synopsis...I'm sorry, REVIEW...of THE NANCE? She can't write well at all, and she certainly doesn't have much taste.

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