Fanny Brice News

Date of Birth: October 29, 1891
Date of Death: May 29, 1951 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Ageless Chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi Defines Joie de Vie With Valentine's Show at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Ageless Chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi Defines Joie de Vie With Valentine's Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Feb 12, 2016

The indomitable Liliane Montevecchi revived her 25-year-old cabaret show Thursday night at Feinstein's/54 Below with verve, style, and the expansive flirting of a lifelong femme fatale. This time it's aptly titled Be My Valentine. Few can ad lib with so much beguiling heat. As the Cliff Notes of her extraordinary life are now familiar to most fans, this audience is here to experience the infectious joy of live performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LPSTAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below! (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONGUp on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONG
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself and 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. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opened earlier this week for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle andEubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. The show has just launched a full website and promo, which you can check out below! (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens TodayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens MondayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a 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. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jan 18, 2016

1964 erlebt Jule Stynes Musical FUNNY GIRL am Broadway seine Urauffuhrung, an deren Erfolg Barbra Streisand maßgeblich beteiligt ist. Vier Jahre spater wird sie, an der Seite von Omar Sharif, fur die Verfilmung des Musicals mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet. Als Grazer Erstauffuhrung ist „Funny Girl' in Stefan Hubers Inszenierung zu erleben, die dank ihrer schwungvollen Tanz und Stepp-Szenen sowie prachtigen Ausstattung bereits das Publikum in Dortmund, Nurnberg und Chemnitz begeistert hat. Diese Inszenierung von FUNNY GIRL ist nun erstmals in Graz zu sehen. Die Premiere fand am vergangenen Samstag statt. Wir haben Pressestimmen und Produktionsfotos fur euch zusammengestellt: (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. Directed by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo Classic Theater continues their season of influential female playwrights with Luce, a woman who led an extraordinary life as a Broadway playwright, war journalist, congresswoman, ambassador, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The Women previews March 3 and opens Friday, March 4. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday March 20. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonaldRehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a 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. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Will Be Heard on This Week's MODERN FAMILYBarbra Streisand Will Be Heard on This Week's MODERN FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

?Barbra Streisand will be a part of the Wednesday night line-up on ABC this week. She just announced that fans will 'hear' her on the latest episode of Modern Family. (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015
by - Dec 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN & CO. Cast Album Set for Release This MondayIRVING BERLIN & CO. Cast Album Set for Release This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Some never-before-recorded Irving Berlin songs will get their recording debuts when the original cast album of Chip Deffaa's musical play IRVING BERLIN & CO. is released in the U.S. by CDBaby on Monday, December 21st. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical (more...)

Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Dec 17, 2015

FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere in a sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice'. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, opening tonight, 2 December, at Menier Chocolate Factory before a West End transfer. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 13, 2015

As millions of the faithful around the world light the last candles of their menorahs, we take a look at a handful of musical moments that have a decidedly Jewish flair. On the last night of Hanukkah, we want to celebrate some of our favorite Broadway tunes about the faith while honoring the contributions of our immensely talented Jewish legends who have helped mold the American musical into what it is today. Therefore, we have selected eight Jewish-themed showtunes for the occasion. You can watch a video of each below, along with an incredible film about the importance of Jewish writers to the history of the musical theatre. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Poses with Her Broadway Legends Ornament; Selling Fast!Barbra Streisand Poses with Her Broadway Legends Ornament; Selling Fast!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Barbra Streisand 'Funny Girl' Broadway Legends holiday ornament is selling twice as fast as ornaments from previous years - only about 300 remain in stock! BC/EFA has received orders from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and Uruguay). Buy now here. (more...)

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