“I had felt so isolated as a queer woman in the musical theatre industry and… to get to talk to one other person about that experience has meant so much to me… I want more people who feel isolated in this industry to not feel isolated.”
The Fun Home star returned to her roots at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City on August 31st to perform a one-woman cabaret show following a rural lesbian through her tomboy childhood, an engagement (to a man!), her first stint as an actress in New York, another marriage (to a woman!), and her ever-tense relationship with her Colorado cowboy father.
I never even thought there’d be a role in a musical for a masculine-of-center woman and then “Fun Home” made history, but it was already so much more to me.
A little over halfway through, an unexpected twist sends the expected story careening off the rails. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll just tell you this: I wish I brought tissues.
The Broadway version of Alison Bechdel’s classic graphic memoir made me feel weird, sad and fist-pumpingly excited.
Here is a run down of the 2015 Tony Award nominations, including 12 nods for the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir.
After months of rumors, after winning all the Off-Broadway awards you can win, after a Pulitzer Prize nomination, “Fun Home” the musical is FINALLY transferring to Broadway! YESSSSSSSS!
This week in lit news: reports that novels may or may not be dead have been exaggerated, the animated history of the English language, “Love Cake” and more.
Not only does Fun Home put a lesbian center stage, the lesbian character is a fully developed, three dimensional human being with thoughts, feelings, and complex issues.
Alison Bechdel’s “family tragicomic” hits off-Broadway this September. I need to know if there’ll be any dancing, so you need to go for me to find out.
“Yeah, but don’t you think that… that if you write minutely and rigorously enough about your own life… you can, you know, transcend your particular self?”
Adam Lambert performs a medley of Queen classics at the European VMAs, Queen Latifah is the latest lesbian talk show host, Ricky Martin marrying his boyfriend and Fun Home is now a musical.