Fanny Brice News

Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1891
Date Of Death:
May 29, 1951 (59)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
THEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm. (more...)

Prima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Cabaret season. Starting off the season are the full-bodied vocal stylings in Dancing in the Street with the Prima Donnettes. Next up is the heartfelt and unforgettable music of American Pie. Concluding the season is the entertaining and honest Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet: And Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green Kick Off WUNDERKIND Songwriting Competition; Deadline 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green have announced the next leg of submissions for their Wunderkind songwriting competition. Writers are encouraged to submit original material to be performed at each stop on Realbuto's Wunderkind tour. The next performance is on Monday, October 13th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The winner of the last contest was Andrew J. Hanley (pictured here with Green and Realbuto), whose song 'Love Me' was performed at Realbuto's Triad show on September 1st. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hillbarn's Dan Demers Talks About FUNNY GIRL, New Season
by Harmony Wheeler - Sep 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld spoke with Hillbarn Theatre Executive Director Dan Demers about the company's current show 'Funny Girl' and their upcoming season of 'Awakening.' (more...)

13th Street Rep Launching THEATER BOYS Show and CD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

It's the biggest, most ambitious undertaking in years for the historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, at 50 West 13th Street, NYC. On September 21st, they'll be launching ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy "Theater Boys"-and also, during the run, the cast album for the show. (more...)

Nicole Parker & Steven Reineke to Join Houston Symphony to Perform TV's Greatest Hits, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On September 26, 27 and 28, guest conductor Steven Reineke and the wickedly funny singer/comedian Nicole Parker of MADtv and Broadway's Wicked join the Houston Symphony to take you on a fantastical journey through the themes and anthems of your favorite hit TV shows from the last 50 years. Be it the nostalgia of The Muppet Show Overture, the emotional intensity of themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, the original anthem of "Don't Forget Me/Let Me Be Your Star" from Smash, or the fun of a game show medley, TV's Greatest Hits will hit all the high notes in a salute to music of the small screen. Additionally, Parker truly shines in a tribute to iconic variety show performances like Carol Burnett and Judy Garland. Parker's comedic style, improvisational background and vocal skills make for an unforgettable night of audience participation in sing alongs and an on-stage game show. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Extends FUNNY GIRL Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket sales and critical acclaim, Hillbarn Theatre has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the 2014-2015 season opening performance of Funny Girl. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, September 21, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, September 28. Funny Girl will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents TV'S GREATEST HITS with Steven Reineke and Nicole Parker, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On September 26, 27 and 28, guest conductor Steven Reineke and the wickedly funny singer/comedian Nicole Parker of MADtv and Broadway's Wicked join the Houston Symphony to take you on a fantastical journey through the themes and anthems of your favorite hit TV shows from the last 50 years. Be it the nostalgia of The Muppet Show Overture, the emotional intensity of themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, the original anthem of "Don't Forget Me/Let Me Be Your Star" from Smash, or the fun of a game show medley, TV's Greatest Hits will hit all the high notes in a salute to music of the small screen. Additionally, Parker truly shines in a tribute to iconic variety show performances like Carol Burnett and Judy Garland. Parker's comedic style, improvisational background and vocal skills make for an unforgettable night of audience participation in sing alongs and an on-stage game show. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND Tour to Honor Joan Rivers at the Laurie Beechman; Orlando, LA on the Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Award winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club), who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), is currently touring his new show this fall entitled Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. The new show features Realbuto talking about his life growing up in the theatre, with the help of some very special guest stars. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers' LOVE QUIRKS to Begin 9/11 at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Love Quirks, a unique new musical by Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers about four young adults exploring various types of relationships in NYC, will be playing a limited three week run midtown at Theatre 54 (244 W 54th Street, 12 Floor) with previews beginning on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8PM. The show will have its official opening on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8PM and will run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Two Fanny Brices to Share the Stage 9/08-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

Theater-goers may be seeing double in the coming week as two different actresses-one in her 60s, the other in her teens-offer radically different interpretations of the same role, portraying legendary singing comedienne Fanny Brice. Both seasoned pro Patricia Dell, 63, and rising newcomer Chloe Brooks, 17, will appear in productions of ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa's musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

Casting Announced for Chip Deffaa's New Show THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater. (more...)

Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC, www.13thstreetrep.org); the others are Deffaa's "One Night with Fanny Brice" and "Theater Boys," playing in repertory at the theater this fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 05, 2014

'Hello gorgeous.' The Hillbarn Theatre in San Mateo kicked off its 2014-2015 season with the sensational Funny Girl. Based on the life of Fanny Brice, Funny Girl originally starred Barbra Streisand in the icon role of the famous vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies legend. It was a part that catapulted her into stardom and made Streisand a household name. Hillbarn Theatre showed a lot of chutzpah in putting on a show so closely associated with a major star, but this is their 'Season of Awakening,' therefore daring, dreams and self-discovery are most definitely in the air. Debuting Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers wraps it all up with this quote from Mark Twain (by way of Demers' mother): The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,' which certainly could be a quote about Ms. Brice. (more...)

12 Days of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 05, 2014

Today we are focusing our attention on the early rise to fame of iconic stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand on Broadway. (more...)

Lisa Rochelle Returns to the Stage This Month After 20-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Broadway veteran and acclaimed voice teacher Lisa Rochelle returns to the stage in a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY on September 20th at 4:00 p.m. Joining her are Broadway tenor Frank Mastrone and musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes. Saturday in September with Sondheim marks Ms. Rochelle's return to performing after spending the last 20 years devoted exclusively to her students. (more...)

Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL, Aug. 28 - Sep. 21
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 28, 2014

Get ready for Hillbarn Theatre's production of Funny Girl, playing August 28 - September 21. Based on the real life story of famous Vaudeville star Fanny Bryce, Funny Girl is a Broadway classic that you're going to want to see on stage! It originally starred Barbra Streisand in both the stage and film version, garnering the actress an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress, among many other awards and nominations. Although the movie and musical have some major differences, the stage production is bound to bring the same laughs and chutzpa as the original. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this is a must-see musical. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

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