Fun Home has been adapted into a stage musical, with book by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori. The play was first developed in a 2009 workshop at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and subsequently workshopped in 2012 at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater's Public Lab.
The musical debuted Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on September 30, 2013. The production was directed by Sam Gold, and starred Michael Cerveris as Bruce Bechdel and Judy Kuhn as Helen Bechdel. The role of Alison was played by three actors: Beth Malone played the adult Alison, reviewing and narrating her life, Alexandra Socha played "Medium Alison" (Alison as a student at Oberlin, discovering her sexuality), and Sydney Lucas played Small Alison (Alison as a child). Originally scheduled to run through November 3, 2013, the Public Theater run was extended multiple times and closed on January 12, 2014. It received largely positive reviews. The musical was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; it also won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, and the Obie Award for Musical Theater. Alison Bechdel drew a one-page comic about the musical adaptation for the newspaper Seven Days.
A Broadway production was announced and opened at Circle in the Square Theatre in April 2015. The production won five awards at the 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.