Top Three Reasons to See FUN HOME

By July 1, 2019 July 3rd, 2019 18-19 Season, Fun Home, Life. Out Loud., Mainstage


Here are our top three reasons why we’re so thrilled to share this groundbreaking and life-affirming new musical.

1. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical
This production authored by the female duo, Lisa Kron (books and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music) was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning five awards including Best Musical marking the first time an all female composing team won. It was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

2. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Book
This musical is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir of the same name.

3. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Original Score
This powerful work about LGBT identity is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.

“I love when a piece of theatre stops you in your tracks and draws you in surprising and rewarding ways.  FUN HOME is that kind of theatre.  As one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the last decade, this groundbreaking musical has mostly been presented in large, sold-out venues since originally captivating critics and audiences five years ago.  I am very happy to have the opportunity to share this moving, powerhouse musical with our audiences in American Stage’s intimate setting.” – Stephanie Gularte, CEO/Producing Artistic Director

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall it is as important as ever to further representation of the LGBTQ communities. Meaningful representation leads to understanding and acceptance. The exceptional thing about FUN HOME is that it allows us a window at all phases of the coming out process.” – Karla Hartley, Director


FUN HOME runs July 17 through August 18
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