Musical 'Fun Home' Sweeps 2015 Tony Awards, Makes History

Fun Home, a musical based on the best-selling graphics memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, swept the 2015 Tony Awards last night in an unexpected and history-making move, usurping more traditional song-and-dance fare like contender An American in Paris.

Emotionally complex and entirely riveting, Fun Home examines Bechdel's relationship with her father, Bruce Bechdel, a funeral parlor director who was a closeted homosexual and carried out secret affairs with younger men during the course of her upbringing. Juxtaposed with this is the story of Bechdel's realization of her homosexuality, as well as the aftermath of Bruce's suicide four months after her coming out during her college years. Read More