Fun Home (Broadway)
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Fun Home (Broadway)

Fun Home (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4473 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Great staging, Intelligent

About the Show

Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic-novel memoir, this Tony Award-winning musical is about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4,473)

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103 Reviews | 12 Followers
Absorbing, Profound, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want a stunningly beautiful story of a gay woman growing up with her closeted-gay father with amazing acting, beautiful staging

Don't see it if You're homophobic, if suicide will trigger you

87 Reviews | 31 Followers
Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound

See it if You want a unique musical experience.

Don't see it if You lean towards more traditional musicals.

127 Reviews | 24 Followers
Resonant, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if you want to see the best and most powerful musical ever written. A deep and complex story filled with real emotion.

Don't see it if You do not want any dark subjects in your musicals and only like sunshine and lollipops.

448 Reviews | 88 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see one of the finest productions of this century.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

128 Reviews | 62 Followers
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if Another must see. Fun Home is a true masterpiece like nothing else.

Don't see it if If you don't have a heart or don't like lesbians.

86 Reviews | 16 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Profound

See it if you want an entertaining, heart-warming and thought-provoking performance to watch.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with sexual differences.

95 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy musicals that deal with heavy subject matter like sexuality and suicide, family and parent child relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals based in true stories or are triggered by suicide or sexuality issues.

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to see a really well done show about figuring out who you are and seeing your parents in a whole new way.

Don't see it if you don't like that the show isn't completely linear can't handle LGBT issues

Critic Reviews (50)

Stage Buddy
September 14th, 2015

"The truth is that as personal as Bechdel’s tragic tale can be, it’s also a universal story of children refusing to believe that, hard as they try, they might never have the last word when it comes to their parents. It’s fitting that the show closes with a small moment in which little Alison and her father were as close as they ever would be. Sometimes it’s surprising to realize which things we remember vividly and which fade away."
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November 17th, 2015

"Alison Bechdel’s provocative tale has now been translated to the stage in the extremely ambitious, extremely moving musical 'Fun Home.' While this show is hardly standard Broadway fare, this production, directed with great acuity by Sam Gold, is not just better than it was over a year ago at the Public Theater; it deserves to be the clear favorite for this year’s Tony Award for Best Musical."
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DC Theatre Scene
April 27th, 2015

"'Fun Home' is, yes, a musical about a lesbian cartoonist whose closeted father killed himself, but it is also about how we try to figure out the puzzle of our parents; about how we reassemble our childhood; about memory itself. It remains the inventive, entertaining, in places exhilarating, and almost inexpressibly heartbreaking show I saw Off-Broadway at the Public Theater a couple of years ago. And it is now one of those rare Off-Broadway musicals that actually improves when it transfers to Broadway."
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April 29th, 2015

“Why make Fun Home into a musical if you are going to strip away what makes it Fun Home? There is some literary name-dropping, but nothing on the intertextual level of Ms. Bechdel’s comic, and obviously the unique graphic element is lost on stage. What was a text about much more than just being gay, is here simply a coming out narrative. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what I know to be a funny, moving, and endlessly smart story is reflected back at me as fairly average Broadway fare.”
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Off Script with Dan Dwyer
April 28th, 2015

"'Fun Home' compellingly conveys for an entire generation of gay men and women what being 'different' and what coming out was like...What emerges uniquely is a portrait of three individuals trapped in a time when there were no guidelines or role models for the personal crisis each of them faced individually...The cast is uniformly effective...'Fun Home' is a heartfelt, moving memoir of self-discovery."
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May 16th, 2016

"There would have been a time when Alison Bechdel’s frank graphic-memoir would have never been considered for musicalization. But in these more enlightened times for both society and musical theater, Tesori and bookwriter-lyricist Lisa Kron were able to tackle the subject – and succeed mightily...Among the newcomers are Gabriella Pizzolo, Cole Grey and Zell Steele Morrow as the Bechdel tots...They’re delightful and hilarious in the show’s title song."
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As Her World Turns
June 29th, 2015

"It’s a beautiful tangle of a story expertly staged by director Sam Gold. This theater is in the round, and it’s one of the smallest houses on Broadway so the show feels incredibly and appropriately intimate...I could go on and on about this show — how important it is for audiences to see, how it’s making commercial Broadway more relevant — but I think you get the point. 'Fun Home' is a special, special show."
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Stu on Broadway
May 5th, 2015

""The book is tightly structured with well-defined characters mined from the graphic novel...The music is the best new score on Broadway...Director Sam Gold has put together a polished production that is passionate, energized and sensitively mines the emotional depths of the musical."
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