STAGE TUBE: Samantha Power Brings UN Ambassadors to FUN HOME
Earlier this month, 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. Go inside the special night below!
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).
United Nations Visits Fun Home
On Tuesday, March 1, Ambassador Samantha Power brought a group of United Nations ambassadors from around the world to see Fun Home on Broadway. We are so incredibly proud to be a part of the global conversation about equality.Posted by Fun Home on Broadway on Wednesday, March 16, 2016