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.
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.
The full list of nominees is here.