Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor, the innovative Fun Home arrives on Broadway after a sold-out, critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway. 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. Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family 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. Starring 2015 Tony winner Michael Cerveris and 2015 Tony nominees Sydney Lucas, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs, the unconventional musical is a must watch. It is playing to sold out venues and earning rave reviews. Do not miss the one-of-a kind theatrical production that has become a massive Broadway hit; get your Fun Home tickets now.
Fun Home premiered at the Public Theater on October 22, 2013 and was an instant hit. Critics were all praise for the sensitive performances and the moving character-driven score of the musical. The strongest aspect of the production was its original storyline - the unique story of a lesbian understanding her sexuality and her father’s emotional turmoil at his own homosexuality, appealed to all.
Due to popular demand its original run was extended multiple times. Fun Home debuted on Broadway in March 2015 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and the response was just as overwhelming. The musical adaption of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori won many awards and accolades. American audience welcomed the bold take on gay issues and family struggles with it, subjects that were seldom highlighted, but now were defining the changing culture of America and the concurrently changing views of society on it.
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Fun Homes Theme and Plot
The groundbreaking musical has been inspired by a 2006 graphic memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel. Featuring a lesbian protagonist, the musical revolves around strong subjects like sexual orientation, self-discovery and family relations. It traces the main character, Alison’s unique struggles at three different stages of her life, as she recalls memories of her dysfunctional family. We all have faced feelings of shame, fear and guilt at some point in life which makes the struggles of Alison seem all too familiar.
The dramatic story of an eccentric and troubled family highlights serious issues in a very subtle way that makes it an entertaining spectacle. Interweaving elements of tragedy and humor, it touches every heart because at some level every family has its share of Idiosyncrasies and can relate to the family troubles.
Fun Home Response
Fun Home is generating a lot of interest from theatre enthusiasts. One of the reason for this can be attributed to it’s never before explored themes that are finding a lot of appreciation from fans and critics alike.
In spite of its theme, it did very well commercially. Fun Home had a successful run Off-Broadway before becoming a mammoth hit that created history and went on to grab multiple awards.
Initially, the project was started simply because the team believed in the content. The tremendous response that Fun Home received was totally unexpected. It showed that people were able to connect with the plot because they readily embraced it and the sales kept soaring. In a nutshell we can say that the family drama focuses on complex human emotions and emotions are always relatable. It is its originality that made Fun Home such a big hit.
The director, Sam Gold, while acknowledging its success also revealed that he wasn’t expecting it to be as big a hit, in fact it was being considered a risky subject to touch upon, but the response was surprisingly pleasant.
“It was a very ambitious show, and I think none of us pictured the way it was going to touch so many people and how wide of an audience we'd find and how deeply people would connect with the material,” said Gold.
Awards and Reviews
Fun Home was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and managed to grab five out of them. Lisa Kron won the award for the Best Book of a Musical and with the Best Original Score won by Jeanine Tesori and Kron, the duo became the first all-female writing team to win a Tony Award for a musical's score. Fun Home also won a Tony for the Best Musical as well as the Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress award.
The Off-Broadway production won the Lucille Lortel and Drama League Awards. It was the finalist for Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and won New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Off Broadway Alliance Awards for Best Musical.
In addition, the musical received great reviews. The New York Times described it as “heart-gripping and cathartic” and wrote “Fun Home occupies the place where we all grew up.”
Daily News was all praise for it, saying “Fun Home speaks universally about big things that matter: Life, love, family, surviving.” The Wall Street Journal proclaimed that it was “breaking new ground.”
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The musical has been showing to packed audiences. The moving family saga has become a favorite with many who are rushing to theatres to catch this emotionally complex story that has it all. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride, because the musical is lively, funny and serious at the same time. It is no doubt then that the demand for Fun home tickets is soaring. Check the inventory to find Fun Home discount tickets. You can find offers and deals that are available for a limited run. If you are in luck with these Fun Home discount tickets you can catch the musical at the most reasonable rates. So get going and catch it while it is still playing at theatres. The running time of the musical is one hour and forty minutes and as the word goes you are sure to enjoy every minute of it.