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Michigan native brings Tony-award winning “Fun Home” home

"Fun Home" was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won five.
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"Fun Home" was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won five.

Our conversation with Lisa Kron. She's a playwright, actor and co-founder of Five Lesbian Brothers.

The Tony-award winning musical Fun Home opens tonight at Detroit's Fisher Theatre for a two-week run. Fun Home was adapted from Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, telling the story of her relationship with her gay dad and coming to terms with her own identity as a lesbian.

The musical got a very warm welcome when it finally got to Broadway. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and the show won five of them.

A few of those Tonys went to Michigan native Lisa Kron. She grew up in Lansing and is a playwright, actor and co-founder of the theater group Five Lesbian Brothers.

Listen to the full interview above to hear Kron talk about the challenges of adapting Fun Home from a graphic novel to the stage, her journey from the west side of Lansing to Broadway, and her thoughts on having her play called "universal."

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Fun Home


Lisa Kron's acceptance speech at the 2015 Tony Awards


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