By Robert Simonson
09 May 2014
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Special citations were also awarded to The Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, seen on Broadway earlier this season; as well as playwright-director Richard Nelson and the company of The Apple Family Plays, which were presented at The Public Theater last fall.
The day before, the Lucille Lortel Awards, which honors Off-Broadway, were presented at the Skirball Center. Fun Home was a winner there, too, taking home the prize for Outstanding Musical.
Fun Home just won't stop attracting attention. The show, which dramatizes lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age and her relationship with her closeted gay father, opened to acclaim Oct. 22, 2013, at the Public. It managed to extend four times, and many thought it a leading contender for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (which eventually went to The Flick).
Some producers finally got the hint. The New York Times reported this week that Fun Home is aiming for a Broadway arrival next spring.
Fun Home producers, including Mike Isaacson, are planning to move the modestly budgeted $5-6 million musical to Broadway in spring 2015.
Kristin Caskey, who is also among the producers attached to Fun Home, told Playbill.com, "We're working to make it happen; we want it to happen, but nothing is set yet."Continued...