World Premiere Musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Fun HomeThe Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY) Map it $96
Extended multiple times due to high demand, Fun Home is a timely story of identity and loss. Alison Bechdel's graphic novel has frequently been hailed as one of the seminal works in the medium and the transition to the stage in the form of a musical works well with Bechdel's material. The great Michael Cerveris stars as Bechdel's father and the story does well in incorporating humor in a story that could be overwrought with tragedy and heavy-handedness. Under the brilliant direction by Sam Gold and a list of engaging songs (the music is by Jeanine Tesori [Shrek the Musical] and the Book and Lyrics are by Lisa Kron [Five Lesbian Brothers]), the musical is definitely a night of laughter and tears. Highly recommended.