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Tony Awards show a new maturity in theater scene

Tony Awards show a new maturity in theater scene

Broadway went big this year. Big box office, big attendance, big flops and big statements. The biggest statement by far was "Fun Home" winning five Tonys, including the best musical award, the grandest and most lucrative prize of all. The show, based on the graphic memoir by lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel about her search for clues about her closeted gay father's apparent suicide, is hardly your typical Broadway tourist bait. "Fun Home" had an acclaimed run at the Public Theater, and in previous eras that is where it would have remained — an off-Broadway succès d'estime, taught in college feminist theater courses but largely absent from the...

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