Broadway’s ‘Fun Home’ cast to perform show in Orlando

By MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Broadway stars have joined together to sing and raise money to help the survivors of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Now, one Broadway show is about to go further – perform a few blocks away from the massacre.

The cast and creative team from “Fun Home” will assemble for a one-night benefit concert version of the Tony Award-winning show on July 24 in Orlando for survivors and victims’ family.

The touching musical – with a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori – is based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir about growing up with a closeted dad in the family’s funeral home business.

Tony-winner Michael Cerveris, who stars as the father, came up with the idea of the concert.

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