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Fun Home (Original Cast Recording)

Fun Home (Original Cast Recording)

Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel

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ISBN: 803607142124

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life...
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Description
WINNER! Best Musical - 2015 Tony® Awards!  
WINNER! Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) - 2015 
Tony® Awards! 
WINNER! Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) - 2015 
Tony® Awards!
WINNER! BEST MUSICAL - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award
FINALIST! The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.


REVIEWS:

NYT Critics' Pick
 
"[A] beautiful heartbreaker of a musical... Fun Home finds a shining clarity that lights up the night." - New York Times

Fun Home is a thoroughly dynamic piece that is just as emotionally piercing, good-humored and enjoyable as it is sharp, focused and culturally conscious." - AmNewYork

"Fun Home is an emotional roller-coaster ride, a grippingly heartwarming story mixed with some of the most smart and joyful musical numbers presently on Broadway." - Huffington Post

"It’s unconventional grist, to be sure, and musical theater is better for it. The material is handled with such delicacy and expertise that it speaks universally about Big Things That Matter: life, love, family, surviving… Be prepared to wipe away tears." - NY Daily News


TRACK LIST

1. It All Comes Back (Opening)
2. "Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy having children..."
3. Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue
4. Not Too Bad
5. "Just had a good talk with Dad..."
6. Come to the Fun Home
7. Helen’s Etude
8. "Thanks for the care package..."
9. Al for Short
10. Changing My Major
11. "I leapt out of the closet..."
12. Maps
13. "Read a book..."
14. Raincoat of Love
15. "I need more coffee..."
16. Ring of Keys
17. "Let me introduce you to my gay dad..."
18. "Shortly after we were married..."
19. Days and Days
20. "You ready to go for that drive?..."
21. Telephone Wire
22. "It was great to have you home..."
23. Edges of the World
24. "This is what I have of you..."
25. Flying Away (Finale)

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MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

Author(s)
Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Well, 2.5 Minute Ride, and The Ver**zon Play. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home (with music by composer Jeanine Tesori), winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa and Jeanine were the first all-woman team to ever receive a ... view full profile

Jeanine Tesori

Jeanine Tesori

JEANINE TESORI won the Tony Award for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, which is currently playing on Broadway. She has also written Tony-nominated scores for Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or ... view full profile

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