Coming of age musical 'Fun Home' going to Broadway

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NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway musicals aren't often set in funeral homes, but one is about to — "Fun Home."

Producers of the offbeat but refreshing show said Thursday they will mount the musical this spring at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Performances will begin April 4 under the direction of Sam Gold.

"Fun Home," with a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, played at the off-Broadway Public Theater last year. It's been adapted from Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home with a gay dad.

The musical was named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle and also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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