Fun Home 2015

Run Time:
One hour and 45 minutes, no intermission
Opened: April 19, 2015
Closing: September 10, 2016

Fun Home - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Circle in the Square (Broadway)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir of the same name, Fun Home, the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and direction by Sam Gold, all of whom won 2015 Tony Awards for their work on this production. Fun Home began previews March 27, 2015 and opened to rave reviews at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Featuring a cast led by 2015 Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, as well as 2015 Tony Award nominees Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs, Fun Home also features Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez, Oscar Williams, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Marrick Smith, 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. Hailed as "the best musical of the season" by both The New York Times and New York Magazine, Fun Home "demonstrates how much our world has changed and reflects just how far we've come" (The Wall Street Journal). Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Fun Home was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).


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Theater Review: Fun Home in Its New Round House
9 / 10

I already thought that Fun Home was the best new musical of the year in 2013, when it opened at the Public Theater. It's hard to imagine that its Broadway transfer, and transformation, will not make it the best of this season as well. I say 'transformation' even though in most ways it's nearly a replica: The librettist Lisa Kron has perhaps cut or tightened a few lines of dialogue, and the composer Jeanine Tesori, apart from excising one charming but redundant little song ('Al for Short'), has made only the kind of changes a fanatic would notice. Fun Home is still basically what it was when I reviewed it in 2013: the story, based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic memoir, of a lesbian cartoonist trying in middle age to understand her father, who killed himself shortly after revealing to her that he, too, was gay. Back then I called it 'hilarious and crushing,' and it remains so now. Maybe less hilarious and more crushing.

'Fun Home': Theater Review
8 / 10

Perhaps the most over-trafficked subject matter among contemporary American dramatists is the dysfunctional family. So one of the many wonders of the haunting musical Fun Home is the unique perspective it brings to that theme, in a deeply personal story that marries the specificity of individual experience with an emotional universality that will find echoes in many of our lives.

VIDEO: FUN HOME Cast Thanks Their Fans with 'When I'm Gone' Video
by Caryn Robbins - 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'.

BACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME Panel
by A.A. Cristi - 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.'

Backstage 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!

TV: Flying Away with FUN HOME at Broadway In Bryant Park
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Photo 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!

Michael 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.

FUN HOME Cast Will Travel to Orlando for Special Benefit Concert Performance!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

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.

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Pride with Compilation of Fans Singing 'Ring of Keys'
by Louisa Brady - 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!

Breaking News: FUN HOME Will Play Final Performance on Broadway This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Tony 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.

TV: The Three Alisons of FUN HOME Unite at Stars in the Alley!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.'

Broadway's FUN HOME Forms New Partnership with PFLAG National
by Tyler Peterson - 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).

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's FUN HOME Welcomes Plaintiffs in Historic Prop 8 Case
by Tyler Peterson - 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!

STAGE 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!

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.

Photo 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!

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).

FUN 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.

Exclusive Photo Flash: Mrs. Bechdel 2.0- First Look at Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

FUN HOME Partners with StoryCorps to Preserve Audience's Experiences in Celebration of First Year on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Fun Home History

Other Productions of Fun Home

2013   Off-Broadway World Premiere Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2015   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2016   US Tour First National Tour
US Tour
2016   International Tour International Premiere in Manila
International Tour
2017   International Tour Manila Return Engagement
International Tour
2018   London Young Vic London Premiere Production
London
2019   Immersive Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company Immersive Production
Immersive

Fun Home - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Book of a Musical Lisa Kron
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Direction of a Musical Sam Gold
2015 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Musical Fun Home
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Michael Cerveris
2015 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Judy Kuhn
2015 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Fun Home
2015 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Emily Skeggs
2015 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Sydney Lucas
2015 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Lisa Kron
2015 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Sam Gold
2015 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Ben Stanton
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical The Public Theatre
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Mike Isaacson
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Kristin Caskey
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Paula Marie Black
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Delman Whitney
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Oskar Eustis
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Patrick Willingham
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical JAM Theatricals
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Elizabeth Armstrong
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Mint Theatrical
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Nathan Vernon
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Fun Home
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical The Forstalls
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Jack Lane
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Terry Schnuck
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Latitude Link
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Tom Casserly
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Carole Shorenstein Hays
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Barbara Whitman
2015 Tony Awards Best Musical Fox Theatricals
2015 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations John Clancy
2015 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Lisa Kron
2015 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Jeanine Tesori
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Michael Cerveris
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Emily Skeggs
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Sydney Lucas
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Judy Kuhn
2015 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Beth Malone
2015 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical David Zinn

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