Is Tony-Winning Musical Fun Home Heading to London?

London News   Is Tony-Winning Musical Fun Home Heading to London?
The Young Vic is reportedly in negotiations to present the groundbreaking musical.
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in<i> Fun Home</i>
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in Fun Home Joan Marcus

Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron—based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir—intends to open in London in summer 2018 at the Young Vic, according to the Daily Mail.

Sam Gold, who won a Tony for his direction of the Broadway production, will repeat his work for London audiences; he is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of The Glass Menagerie and the new Lucas Hnath play A Doll's House, Part 2. The director said he plans a “fresh” production that will likely not feature any of the original Broadway company.

Barbara Whitman will produce the London run with Sonia Friedman. The Young Vic confirmed to the Daily Mail that it is currently in negotiations to produce the show next year.

Fun Home ended its run September 10, 2016 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The musical played 26 previews and 583 regular performances. It opened on Broadway April 19, 2015 after a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater in 2013.

The unconventional show made history as the first Broadway musical written by all women to win the Best Musical Tony and the first Tony-winning musical to have a lesbian as its main character. Tesori and Kron also won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. It won five Tony Awards in all, including Best Book (Kron) and Best Direction (Gold). Michael Cerveris won his second Tony Award for his performance as Bruce Bechdel.

Watch footage from the Broadway production below:


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