Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Fun Home, the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel won five TOny Wards on Saundya, including Best Musical, capping a road of critical triumph for the show. IN addition to Best Musical, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron won Best Original Score, Kron won for Best Book of a Musical, Sam Gold won for Best Direction of a Musical, and Michael Cerveris won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
I was lucky enough to see the show in its opening week and it was an extraordinary night of theater, with three actors portraying Bechdel at various points in her life, Beth Malone Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas.
The above photo from the Times shows Bechdel ‘s emotion at the winning moment. Congrats to her for turning her family history into a story that has touched so many people in two mediums.
The Broadway channel on Sirius satellite has been playing the FUN HOME soundtrack a lot, and the score is great. Telephone Wire is one of the best show songs I’ve heard in years! Congrats to the show, and the Tony Awards in general–very entertaining!
Next up : the Oscar !
Okay, now she totally has to go for the EGOT – with the E being Eisner.
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