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"Fun Home" Musical Hopes to Avoid Pratfalls of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

The new musical, set to debut next month, chose not to have Bono compose music for the performance.



Source: New York Times

A new musical based off Allison Bechdel's Fun Home graphic novel is due to open next month in New York City.  The musical is being produced by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, both of whom have been nominated for Tony Awards.  Fun Home explores Bechdel's relationship with her father, the owner of a funeral home, and has received critical acclaim by much of the literary world. 

Unlike the last adaptation of a popular comic book, it's believed that the musical will feature no music from U2's Bono and The Edge, nor will it feature outlandish costumes or feature the addition of a villain known as "Swiss Miss".  Fun Home: The Musical has also decided to avoid performing absurd stunts that are both unnecessary and often result in the injury of actors.  The producers of Fun Home have also chosen not to tie Bechdel's book with Greek mythology.  While it's unknown how much the musical cost to produce, it's unlikely that it's hit the $1MM a week budget that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark reached during pre-production.

Fun Home opens October 17th at the Public’s Shiva Theater in New York.  Performances continue through November 4th. 





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