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Monday, April 10, 2017

Stage preview: Tony winner 'Fun Home' flies from graphic novel to Broadway to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist/​librettist Lisa Kron likewise mined gold from Alison Bechdel’s best-selling 2006 graphic novel, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” an autobiographical story about the lesbian cartoonist’s life with her closeted father.

Tony Award voters gave their top honor to “Fun Home,” the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. From 12 nominations in 2015, it won five awards, including for book, score and Michael Cerveris as best actor in a musical.

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