Jake Gyllenhaal to produce and star in film version of ‘Fun Home’

By : John Paul King of the washington blade, courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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ABOVE: Jake Gyllenhaal (Photo by Emilio Madrid, courtesy Broadway.com)

“Brokeback Mountain” star Jake Gyllenhaal has been set to produce and star in a film adaptation of “Fun Home,” the Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name.

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, “Fun Home” — originally adapted from out cartoonist Bechdel’s groundbreaking 2006 memoir by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori — depicts Bechdel onstage at three different ages as she delves into memories of her dysfunctional upbringing, especially those surrounding her closeted father, in a home that also served as the location for the family’s mortuary business.

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Mad Cow Theatre explores sexual identity, family tension with local run of ‘Fun Home’

By : Layla Ferris
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After national tour stops in both Orlando and Tampa from the Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home,” Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre is putting on a production featuring local talent starting June 1.

“Fun Home,” the first Broadway musical to have a lesbian protagonist, is an adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir. The show portrays Bechdel’s uncovering of her own sexuality, her strained relationship with her closeted gay father and the re-examination of the years leading up to his unexpected suicide. The hour and 40-minute show is seen through the eyes of a 43-year-old Alison who looks to the past as she writes the graphic novel the play is based on.

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“Fun Home” to leave Broadway

By : Wire Report
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New York (AP) – The ground-breaking Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” will be leaving Broadway in the fall.

Producers said on June 21 the show will play its final performance Sept. 10, leaving the Circle in the Square Theatre after 28 previews and 582 regular performances. It is the first Broadway show with a lesbian protagonist.

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