Fun Home Musical Earns 12 Tony Nominations

By Maryann Yin 

Fun Home LogoThe Fun Home musical has earned 12 Tony nominations. This project, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, premiered with a production at the Public Theater before moving to Broadway.

The New York Times reports that Fun Home will be considered for this prestigious award in the following categories: Best Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics), Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations. Click here to watch a montage video.

Some of the other book-inspired theatrical adaptations that also earned recognition include Wolf Hall: Parts 1 &2 (eight nominations) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (six nominations). The winners will be announced at a ceremony set to take place at Radio City Musical Hall on June 7th. (via USAToday)