With book and lyrics by Lisa Kron (Well, 2.5 Minute Ride) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek the Musical, Violet), Fun Home was based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel that explores issues of family, self-discovery, and coming-of-age sexuality. Showcasing a tender, introspective song selection and small-ensemble pit orchestra, the musical premiered off Broadway at the Public Theater in October 2013. With a cast that included Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, and Alexandra Socha, the cast album was recorded in December 2013 and released by PS Classics in February 2014. The production moved to Broadway in the spring of 2015 and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, book, score, lead actor Cerveris, and stage director Sam Gold.
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AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson