Happy Birthday, Fun Home! Five Star Secrets Beyond the House on Maple Avenue

first_img Fun Home has been moving audiences for a whole year now! The landmark musical based on Alison Bechdel’s stirring graphic memoir of the same name nabbed five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. After days and days of wearing out the cast album, super fans are in on the Bechdel family’s many tangled secrets. What better way to celebrate the successful tuner’s first year on the Great White Way than by highlighting a few of the big reveals Broadway.com managed to snag from Fun Home’s compelling cast? (All right, you could also sob over Rebecca Luker’s stunning performance of “Days and Days,” but be sure to take a look at these five silly secrets below!)1. Beth Malone Channels Her Inner Drag Queen for “Really Girly-Girl” RolesWe’re obsessed with Beth Malone’s swagger and short hair as Big Al, but as a Tony-nominated performer, we know she can tackle a variety of characters. Girly-girl? You got it! She told Broadway.com the trick is to “channel a drag queen.”2. Alan Cumming Rubbed Emily Skeggs’ Belly OnceWe’re not really sure what happened there, but Tony nominee Emily Skeggs told us it happened at a bar. Nothing that cool has ever happened to us at a bar.3. Diddy Had Some Words for Michael Cerveris When He Won His First TonyAight, it was one word, and that word was “aight.” Regardless, Cerveris’ impression of Sean Combs presenting him his first Tony Award should nab him another one.4. Sydney Lucas Crushed Hard on Tony Winner Alex SharpThat’s right, Sydney Lucas told Broadway.com her 2015 Tony nominee crush (who would go on to win in the Leading Actor in a Play category, by the way) was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’s original headliner. We don’t blame you, Syd.5. Judy Kuhn is a Two-Timing PrincessAs everyone knows, Kuhn lent her powerful pipes to Disney’s Pocahontas in 1995. A decade later, she also sang in Disney’s Mulan II. Apparently, as Kuhn revealed on Ask a Star, Disney usually does not permit voice-performers to offer their vocals to more than one princess. Nevertheless, Tony-winning Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori worked on the project and encouraged Kuhn to take on the role (#rebel). Beth Malone in ‘Fun Home’ View Comments Fun Homecenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img

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