Fun Home, the new Broadway musical that received 12 Tony Award nominations earlier this week, got a bump at the box office thanks to some solid awards buzz.
The intimate production that features a lesbian protagonist who comes to term with her own identity as she seeks to better understand her late father, took in $392,450 on April 28, the day the 2015 Tony Award nominations were announced.
That amount is the largest sum a musical has taken in for a single day of sales at the Circle in the Square. Other productions, including the Hugh Jackman vehicle The River, have broken box office records at the theatre before.
Fun Home is nominated for twelve 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Beth Malone), Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Judy Kuhn), Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Sydney Lucas), Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Emily Skeggs), Best Direction of a Musical (Sam Gold), Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron), Best Score (Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy).