Photo Flash: Ambassador Samantha Power and UN Delegates Attend FUN HOME Q&A
Last night, UN Ambassador Samantha Power brought a group of ambassadors representing 17 different countries from across the world to see Broadway's Fun Home and participate in a post-show discussion with Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and other cast members, hosted by Cynthia Nixon. Scroll down for photos from the visit!
These 17 other ambassadors represent nations that are either actively promoting LGBTQI rights, or are not quite there yet -- but the purpose of this evening was to open the discussion, and turn abstract policy into individual experience.
"Ambassador Power has been instrumental in the fight for LGBT rights on the global scale, and we're so thrilled to welcome her and other interested UN ambassadors to FUN HOME," producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Barbara Whitman said. "Without the hard work of people like Ambassador Power, a musical like FUN HOME probably wouldn't be able to exist on Broadway."
Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. FUN HOME is currently playing to sold-out crowds at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).
The current cast of FUN HOME includes two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, 2015 Tony Award nominee Beth Malone, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez and Oscar Williams, along with Alessandra Baldacchino, Kally Duling, Presley Ryan, Perry Sherman, Jim Stanek, and Nicole Van Giesen.
FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father -- that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison's story than ever before. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Photo Credit: Ian Strood for Fun Home
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