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BWW Flashback: It's Flying Away- The Ground-Breaking FUN HOME Takes Final Broadway BowBWW Flashback: It's Flying Away- The Ground-Breaking FUN HOME Takes Final Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2016

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BACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME PanelBACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME Panel
by Alexa Criscitiello - September 9, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family is flying away from Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winner for Best Musical plays its final performance. But before the cast moves out of their Broadway home, BroadwayWorld brought a few of the Bechdel's together for one last interview to reminisce on some memories from their run, the emotional response to the piece, backstage camaraderie, and the political timeliness that has made Fun Home, as Judy Kuhn puts it, 'a show meant for right now.' (more...)
VIDEO: FUN HOME Cast Thanks Their Fans with 'When I'm Gone' VideoVIDEO: FUN HOME Cast Thanks Their Fans with 'When I'm Gone' Video
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2016

Today, the company of FUN HOME wanted to say one last thank you to their fans for their incredible run by making a video, created by Perry Sherman, to Anna Kendrick's 'When I'm Gone'. (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesBackstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Broadway. Before the doors close for good, however, BroadwayWorld brought the family together one last time to reminisce about some of the show's most amazing moments. Watch below as Richard Ridge chats with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs! (more...)
BWW TV: Flying Away with FUN HOME at Broadway In Bryant ParkBWW TV: Flying Away with FUN HOME at Broadway In Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 28 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday. (more...)
Photo Flash: FUN HOME Raises Over $100,000 with Special Benefit Concert in OrlandoPhoto Flash: FUN HOME Raises Over $100,000 with Special Benefit Concert in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, raised $113,000 in ticket sales and additional donations, in support of Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando during a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 S Magnolia Ave) in Orlando last night. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)
Michael Cerveris Tells How He Got The Idea To Bring FUN HOME To OrlandoMichael Cerveris Tells How He Got The Idea To Bring FUN HOME To Orlando
by Michael Dale - July 21, 2016

The Tony-winning actor realized that the anger his character feels for himself is a different version of the anger that others direct outward. (more...)
FUN HOME Cast Will Travel to Orlando for Special Benefit Concert Performance!FUN HOME Cast Will Travel to Orlando for Special Benefit Concert Performance!
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2016

Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will play a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 S Magnolia Ave) in Orlando on their night off on Sunday, July 24, its producers announced today. This performance will be a concert version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical to raise money for Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando. (more...)
AUDIO: FUN HOME's Alison Bechdel: 'My Father Would Be Ecstatic'AUDIO: FUN HOME's Alison Bechdel: 'My Father Would Be Ecstatic'
by Michael Dale - June 28, 2016

The writer of the musical's source graphic memoir talks about seeing her life onstage. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Pride with Compilation of Fans Singing 'Ring of Keys'STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Pride with Compilation of Fans Singing 'Ring of Keys'
by Stage Tube - June 25, 2016

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, FUN HOME took to Twitter to post a compilation video, featuring a wide variety of performers covering the show's 'Ring of Keys.' Watch the video below! (more...)
Breaking News: FUN HOME Will Play Final Performance on Broadway This FallBreaking News: FUN HOME Will Play Final Performance on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, September 10 at 8 PM, it was announced today. The show, which opened on April 19, 2015, will have played 26 preview and 582 regular performances on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St) and 114 performances Off Broadway at The Public Theater. (more...)
Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, FUN HOME's Lisa Kron Reminds Broadway 'Our House Is So Big', 2015Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, FUN HOME's Lisa Kron Reminds Broadway 'Our House Is So Big', 2015
by Michael Dale - June 12, 2016

It was the first year a musical completely written by women won the top prize, and Lisa Kron had an important message about diversity. (more...)
BWW TV: The Three Alisons of FUN HOME Unite at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: The Three Alisons of FUN HOME Unite at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 5, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took placen Friday June 3rd in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including FUN HOME's Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Gabriella Pizzolo, who performed 'Flying Away.' (more...)
Broadway's FUN HOME Forms New Partnership with PFLAG NationalBroadway's FUN HOME Forms New Partnership with PFLAG National
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman announced today that Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has partnered with PFLAG, the nation's largest organization of families, friends and allies to the LGBTQ community, with multiple initiatives both in and out of the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Broadway's FUN HOME Welcomes Plaintiffs in Historic Prop 8 CaseSTAGE TUBE: Broadway's FUN HOME Welcomes Plaintiffs in Historic Prop 8 Case
by Stage Tube - April 29, 2016

Earlier this week, the Broadway company of FUN HOME was joined by the plaintiffs who paved the way for marriage equality in the historic Proposition 8 case. The group went backstage to meet and chat with the cast following the show's final curtain - check out what they had to say below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet CompetitionSTAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2016

The company of Fun Home was runner-up for turning West Side Story's 'Gee Officer Krumpkee!' into a plea to Miranda to write a show for them. But they ultimately realized that they could control their own destinies by creating roles for themselves, just as Miranda has done. Watch their full performance below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Tony-Winning FUN HOME Team Gets Immortalized at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: The Tony-Winning FUN HOME Team Gets Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2016

FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, celebrated its first anniversary on Broadway earlier this week, having played 415 performances (and counting) at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). And that wasn't the end of the festivities this week. Just yesterday, the creative team (Tony Award-winners Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, and Sam Gold) gathered at Sardi's to receive their very own portraits. (more...)
Photo Coverage: One Year at Maple Avenue! FUN HOME Celebrates First Anniversary on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: One Year at Maple Avenue! FUN HOME Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - April 20, 2016

FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, celebrated its first anniversary on Broadway yesterday, April 19, where it has played 415 performances (and counting) at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the celebration with the show's stars below! (more...)
Days and Days! Tony-Winning FUN HOME Celebrates One Year on Broadway Today; Download 'Raincoat' Mashup!Days and Days! Tony-Winning FUN HOME Celebrates One Year on Broadway Today; Download 'Raincoat' Mashup!
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2016

FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Broadway today, April 19, where it has played 415 performances (and counting) at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). (more...)
FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron Among League of Professional Theatre Women 2016 Award WinnersFUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron Among League of Professional Theatre Women 2016 Award Winners
by Michael Dale - April 5, 2016

The FUN HOME author's join Micki Grant, Jane Cox, Ari Laura Kreith, Lear deBessonet, and Elsa Rael as honorees. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Flash: Mrs. Bechdel 2.0- First Look at Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME!Exclusive Photo Flash: Mrs. Bechdel 2.0- First Look at Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME!
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, as Helen Bechdel, for a limited time from April 5 - May 22, 2016. Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, who is taking a leave to have hip surgery, is set to return to the role on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Check out a first look at Luker in action below! CLICK HERE for an exclusive interview with Fun Home's new matriarch. (more...)
FUN HOME Partners with StoryCorps to Preserve Audience's Experiences in Celebration of First Year on BroadwayFUN HOME Partners with StoryCorps to Preserve Audience's Experiences in Celebration of First Year on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2016

Producers have announced that Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has launched a partnership with the national nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps, on the occasion of the show's one-year anniversary on Broadway. (more...)
Tony Nominee Rebecca Luker Steps in for Judy Kuhn in FUN HOME, Beginning TonightTony Nominee Rebecca Luker Steps in for Judy Kuhn in FUN HOME, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2016

Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker joins the cast of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, as Helen Bechdel, for a limited time beginning tonight, April 5, through May 22, 2016. (more...)
FUN HOME Star Performs at NLGJA's 2016 NY 'Headlines & Headliners' Benefit TonightFUN HOME Star Performs at NLGJA's 2016 NY 'Headlines & Headliners' Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016

NLGJA, The Association of LGBT Journalists, is honored to announce that Gio Benitez, ABC News correspondent, LZ Granderson, ESPN Senior Writer and ABC News contributor, will share hosting duties at its 21st Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York tonight, March 31. (more...)
BWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOMEBWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOME
by Nicole Rosky - March 30, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will temporarily depart FUN HOME this spring to undergo hip surgery, and it's Rebecca Luker to the rescue! On April 5, the three-time Tony Award nominee will take over as the Bechdel family matriarch in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Luker adds FUN HOME to her long list of Broadway credits, which already includes THE SECRET GARDEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN, MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, and many more. Now as she prepares for her latest role, she's checking in with BroadwayWorld to update us on the process so far! (more...)

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