This edition: "Fun Home" with Alison Bechdel, Lisa Kron and Jeanine TesoriTweet
Original tape date: April 17, 2015.
First aired: May 23, 2015.
We focus on the musical “Fun Home,” with librettist/lyricist Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori who created this stunning, heart-breaking musical based on the memoir/graphic novel by Alison Bechdel about growing up in a troubled family and her relationship with her father prior to his suicide. Bechdel is also our guest on the program and the trio give us wonderful insight into the collaboration that transformed this unique bestselling book into an equally special and profound work of musical theater.
“Fun Home” received 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Book of a Musical (Kron), Best Original Score (Tesori/Kron), and Best Musical.
Alison Bechdel Cartoonist/Graphic Novelist, “Fun Home”
Lisa Kron Librettist & Lyricist, “Fun Home”
Jeanine Tesori Composer, “Fun Home”