Fun Home doesn’t need my praise. The show, by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (lyrics and book) won rave reviews and the 2015 Best Musical Tony Award for its Broadway run. But I can’t restrain myself: go, go, go see this! I laughed, I teared up, I sunk...
These old timey shoppes are taken straight out of Streisand’s 2010 book "My Passion for Design", which one imagines the diva dictating and photographing while in an extremis Martha Stewart moment.
While the show is smart enough to throw in bits of comedy, be it an insouciant toss of a tail, or fat, self-important geese waddling into stage center, you hope against hope for the unlikely happy ending, weighing the grimness of World War I, against the need for resolution.
Instead Diner the musical, which was scheduled to run this fall at the SHN Curran Theatre, will "retool" for a Broadway run in a more "intimate venue."