Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic-novel memoir, this Tony Award-winning musical is about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. More…
'Fun Home' features Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional show is performed entirely in the round, giving audiences an intimate theatrical experience. Featuring Tony Award-winning songs by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.
See it if you're open to a moving contemporary story.Liked it better at the Public, but it was still powerful on Broadway. Good songs and performances
Don't see it if you want a strong story arc with a satisfying ending. The end was tacked on, but the show was so great that it didn't matter.
See it if entertaining, different, off-broadway feel. Interesting, not riveting. Niche story. Great actors!! Cute score. Not memorable.
Don't see it if you like stories with an end (happy or sad). This one ends with no conclusion, catharsis nor deeper self knowledge.
See it if You enjoy alternative stories about the LGBT community. If you like strong performances by women, Judy Kuhn is wonderful.
Don't see it if You are expecting a big musical with big musical numbers and memorable songs. None of those are present. Which is ok.
See it if You can relate to the feeling of not fitting in or having a parent that didn't get you for no fault of your own.
Don't see it if You can't find any empathy for people battling deamons in their lives.
See it if You want to fall in love with the characters and feel their struggle, tenderness, joy, anguish and grief.
Don't see it if You would rather avoid the topics of coming out and suicide. It's worth it - see it before it closes!! I saw it twice.
See it if you seek a refreshing, moving, thoughtful family drama & coming-of-age story. The focus may be on gay themes, but the story is universal.
Don't see it if you are okay with missing out on one of the most original musicals on (or Off) Broadway.
See it if you like innovative musical theater that explores difficult topics in an intelligent and warm way, like a great score and intense perfs
Don't see it if you are turned off by shows dealing with gay men and lesbians, expect big elaborate production numbers, don't like chamber musicals
See it if you want to see musical that makes idiosyncratic tale of family dysfunction universally heartbreaking thru stagecraft, lyrics, performance.
Don't see it if you want to hear hummable melodies or are put off by overtly LGBT story.
See it if you're dying to hear gay stories told on stage in sensitive, truthful ways.
Don't see it if you like a show to have super clear story-telling and lots of warm energy.
See it if You want to experience a different, incredibly well-written musical that isn't big and flashy.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big Broadway show for the whole family.
See it if you want to see a show with heart, great direction, staging and acting; see it if you like intricate relationships and complex family issues
Don't see it if you're looking for a light romp, comedy or fantasy. Don't see it if provocative theater is not your cup of tea.
See it if Exploring the drama and pain of non traditional sexual life styles in an original and brilliantly written musical is an idea that appeals.
Don't see it if You can't deal with shows whose theme and storyline is the "I Am What I Am" of alternative life styles and all that implies.
See it if You love beautiful writing, acting, staging and music. Quite extraordinary.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable watching theater with gay characters.
See it if Want to feel the emotions of the 21st century family unit, learn tolerance and hear a brilliant ensemble sing beautiful music
Don't see it if You are intolerant, do not like sexuality in a play, are very religious.
See it if You don't go for the song and dance of "traditional" musicals. This is a beautifully told story of a woman's life without a chorus line.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical with song/dance/and a chorus.
See it if you enjoy musicals which don't fit the "mold" of a Broadway song and dance format. You enjoy intelligent and thought provoking content.
Don't see it if you are homophobic, judgmental, or enjoy only "big stage" type musicals with lots of dancing and little to challenge your mind.
See it if an offbeat, original musical about an unusual family strikes your fancy. Difficulties handled in a sensitive, touching way.
Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway musical.
See it if you want to see an original musical with a superb cast and darker, deeper subject matter than your typical musical
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for an intense, often somber show
See it if An ansorbing, interesting story performed by very gifted actors. Catchy tunes. Touching and heartwarming.
Don't see it if If gay themes, especially those involving children disturb or upset you.