Fanny Brice News

Date of Birth: October 29, 1891
Date of Death: May 29, 1951 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015
by - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand Chills With House Guests Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, and MorePhoto Flash: Barbra Streisand Chills With House Guests Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that Lady Gaga had posted a photo of herself posing in Fanny Brice fashion with Barbra Streisand. Now, we've procured a part two to the story. Babs herself posted a photo to Facebook this afternoon, featuring a group of A-listers including Gaga, plus GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY producer Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and James Brolin. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Led UK FUNNY GIRL Revival Sells Out Entire Run; West End Next?Sheridan Smith Led UK FUNNY GIRL Revival Sells Out Entire Run; West End Next?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere November 20 - March 5. Led by Sheridan Smith, it is now completely sold out, with the possibility of a West End transfer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to VisitBWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to Visit
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 12, 2015

Katie Anne Clark and Jennifer Ellis are dynamite as the dynamic Sherwood sisters in the Reagle Music Theatre production of WONDERFUL TOWN, an old-fashioned musical comedy with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Clark's comedic flair, Ellis' luminous voice, an ensemble of triple-threat performers, extraordinary choreography, and a 22-piece orchestra are just five of the many good reasons to get yourself to RMT in Waltham before they roll up the sidewalks. (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming BackFLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming Back
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

Today we celebrate this week's hot news of the forthcoming West End revival of Broadway classic FUNNY GIRL! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

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Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

In celebration of the big news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Smith's best-known performances below! (more...)

Michael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan SmithMichael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith returns to the theatre to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITEAna Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITE
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

According to Deadline, stage favorite Ana Gasteyer has a pair of new television gigs lined up. (more...)

First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10First Look: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage, 8/10
by Shari Barrett - Jul 24, 2015

Fraser Entertainment Group's critically-acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 10 at 8pm, the ninth installment of the successful concert series, produced by Dianne Fraser. Acclaimed musical director Brad Ellis (from the hit television series GLEE, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, etc.) leads a cast of superb singers from Broadway, television, and film. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Comments on 'Ever Coming to Broadway' - 'I Totally Am!'VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Comments on 'Ever Coming to Broadway' - 'I Totally Am!'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

At her concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall on July 16th, superstar Kelly Clarkson spoke to the crowd about the possibility of making her Broadway debut in the near future. (more...)

7th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS Set for Don't Tell Mama Tonight7th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS Set for Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The 7th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, tonight, July 13th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

BWW Interview: Seth Bisen-Hersh, Allie Trimm & Kimberly Faye Greenberg Talk BROADWAY MEOWSBWW Interview: Seth Bisen-Hersh, Allie Trimm & Kimberly Faye Greenberg Talk BROADWAY MEOWS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2015

Seth Bisen-Hersh and two of the event's headlining performers, Allie Trimm (Broadway's 13, BYE BYE BIRDIE) and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH FANNY BRICE) speak exclusively to BroadwayWorld about the worthy cause and this year's exciting show (more...)

Barbra Streisand Remembers FUNNY GIRL Co-Star Omar Sharif: 'He Was My First Leading Man'Barbra Streisand Remembers FUNNY GIRL Co-Star Omar Sharif: 'He Was My First Leading Man'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 10, 2015

Today, Barbra Streisand remembered her FUNNY GIRL costar in the following statement: (more...)

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