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Broadway First Ever Lesbian Musical ‘Fun House’ Gets Nominated For Twelve Tonys

The Tony’s have been announced this week and leading the pack for nominations is the excellent new musical Fun Home, which has a fantastic twelve nominations.

Fun Home is based on the heartrending graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by cartoonist Alison Bechdel.

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The coming-of-age musical revolves around Bechdel’s dysfunctional family and relationship with her late father, who as a closeted gay man who ran a funeral home and taught English in rural Pennsylvania.

My Dad and I both grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town. And he was gay. And I was gay And he killed himself and I… became a lesbian cartoonist.”

The musical, a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, started previewing at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19 after a sold-out, extended run Off Broadway.

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The full list of nominees is here.

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