Fun Home Summary

  • Fun Home is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 27, 2015
  • Opens April 19, 2015
  • Show Closed: September 10, 2016

Fun Home tells the story of Alison Bechdel as she copes with the struggles of coming into her own as a lesbian and finding the courage to accept and embrace her true self, despite her father’s disapproval. The play is told in a non-linear fashion as Alison chronicles three different time periods of her life: childhood, her college-years (where she develops the courage to embrace her homosexuality), and her adulthood.

Fun Home on Broadway Background

Fun Home is a new musical with a book by Lisa Kron (Well, In the Wake), music by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change) and lyrics by Lisa Kron. It is based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, is directed by Sam Gold (The Real Thing, Seminar) and choreographed by Danny Mefford. The musical premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater to an acclaimed run, when it won the New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical as well as the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Musical, in addition to those for Outstanding Lead Actor (Michael Cerveris) and Outstanding Featured Actress (Judy Kuhn). The musical was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and it won the Obie Award for Musical Theater. In June 2015, Lisa Kron's musical won the Tony award for Best Musical.

What’s Fun Home Like?

This Broadway show is inventive and bold, dealing with the protagonist Alison (who is the actual writer of the graphic novel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomicl). Following the death of her father, she tells the story of his unique life and personality, including the family secrets he concealed. The story flips between her past (when she was a little girl playing at her family’s funeral home) to the present (when she deals with her own sexuality and truths she would rather not face about her father). Historically making its mark on the Great White Way, this is the first mainstream musical whose story focuses on a young lesbian. This makes it a groundbreaking piece of work that transfers from Off-Broadway to the Broadway stage.

Is Fun Home Good for Kids?

Due to adult subject matter, the show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Circle In The Square Theatre

1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 776
Entrance: Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets
Theatre Information

Circle In The Square Theatre Seating Chart

Fun Home Marquee

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Cast Members

Bruce Bechdel
Michael Cerveris
Helen Bechdel
Rebecca Luker
Alison
Beth Malone
Joan
Roberta Colindrez
Small Alison
Gabriella Pizzolo
Medium Alison
Lauren Patten
John
Zell Steele Morrow
Christian
Cole Grey

Producers

Fox Theatricals

Barbara Whitman

Scott M. Delman

Terry Schnuck

Carole Shorenstein Hays

Tom Casserly

Nathan Vernon

Paula Marie Black

Jam Theatricals

Jack Lane

Latitude Link

Elizabeth Armstrong

Production Credits

Director
Sam Gold
Choreographer
Danny Mefford
Set + Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Ben Stanton
Music Director
Chris Fenwick
Sound Designer
Kai Harada
Book + Lyrics
Lisa Kron
Music
Jeanine Tesori
Production Stage Manager
Lisa Dawn Cave

Creative Team

General Manager
321 Theatrical Management
Company Manager
Tracy Geltman at 321 Theatrical Management
Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative
SPOTCo
Press Agent
DKC/O&M