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Tonys 2015: 'Fun Home' concludes offbeat journey with musical win, 4 others

Tonys 2015: 'Fun Home' concludes offbeat journey with musical win, 4 others

The musical "Fun Home" follows the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel as she goes from an uncertain childhood in a small-town funeral home to a career as a highly successful lesbian author and artist. The show concluded a similarly triumphant journey at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. An offbeat production born at the Ojai Playwrights Conference and the Sundance Theatre Lab, "Fun Home" swept up five awards, including best musical, the Tonys' top honor. "Creating a Broadway musical means years of asking yourself, 'Will this ever happen?'" said Lisa Kron, who wrote the show's book and lyrics. She added, in a reference to a collegiate theme...

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