Broadway's Fun Home Celebrates 500 Performances
Broadway's Tony-winning musical Fun Home celebrated its 500th performance on Thursday, June 30, at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
To celebrate the festivities, the company gathered with PFLAG National, the organization of families, friends, and allies to the LGBTQ community, with a pre-show toast in the theater lobby, where PFLAG’s "Wall of Keys" installation was officially unveiled.
Inspired by Alison Bechdel's graphic novel-memoir of the same title, Fun Home follows the real-life Bechdel's journey to accept the death of her stern, closeted father, Bruce, while coming to terms with her own sexuality. The production won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, along with Tonys for Best Score (Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron), Best Book (Kron), Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), and Best Director of a Musical (Sam Gold).
The company is led by Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Roberta Colindrez, Cole Grey, Zell Steele Morrow, and Joel Perez.