Published on Dec 17, 2013
"A BEAUTIFUL HEARTBREAKER OF A MUSICAL!"
-The New York Times
World Premiere Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Alison Bechdel book
Directed by Sam Gold
Featuring Griffin Birney, Michael Cerveris, Roberta Colindrez, Christian Dell'Edera, Noah Hinsdale, Judy Kuhn, Garrett Long, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Sawyer Niehaus, Joel Perez, Emily Skeggs, Marrick Smith
From four-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) and Tony-nominee Lisa Kron (In The Wake, Well) comes a fresh, daring new musical based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Directed by Sam Gold, FUN HOME is a groundbreaking, world-premiere musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
FUN HOME is made possible with the generous support of THE TED & MARY JO SHEN CHARITABLE GIFT FUND.