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Traipsing from margins to mainstream to bag a Tony

Best New Musical Fun Home, a raw expose about family and sexuality, is a nod to sophistication in theatre
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 05:50
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(Above) The cast of Fun Home accepting the award for Best Musical
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(Above) Simon Stephens, the author (with the Tony), and the producers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, accepting the award for Best Play.
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The composer Jeanine Tesori (left) and the playwright Lisa Kron, of Fun Home, were the first all-female team to win a Tony for best score; Kron also took home a Tony for Best Book.

New York

FUN Home, a poignant and raw exploration of family, memory, sexuality and suicide, completed a long journey from the margins to the mainstream as it won the Tony Award for Best New Musical.

The show, adapted from the bestselling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, bested