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New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.

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Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart

Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical tale of Fanny Brice's meteoric rise to fame and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein, a wealthy and charming gambler. From her start as a gawky Brooklyn teen fast-talking her way into show business to becoming the toast of New York to the unraveling of her personal life, Funny Girl is a stunning, richly told tour de force about one of Broadway's biggest stars. The endearing, poignant musical features a parade of great tunes including "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade".


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9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, et al. Lead Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Among B'way Stars Set for in CLO's 2011 Summer Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

Music City Celebrates The Tony Awards with Special Concert, 6/6
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2011

First up is First Night: The Tony Concert, to be presented by Keeping Scores Concerts at Franklin's Boiler Room Theatre on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring some of Nashville's biggest and brightest theater stars performing songs from Tony Award-winning musicals, the concert serves as the kick-off of the 2011 First Night Season in Nashville, culminating with First Night, The Nashville Theatre Honors, which will be presented at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre on Sunday, September 4. (more...)

The Berenstain Bears Tour In FAMILY MATTERS, THE MUSICAL, Tour Runs Thru 6/2011
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

This year, the beloved Berenstain Bears may be coming to a theatre near you. Presented by Matt Murphy Productions, The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical is touring throughout the east coast this spring, including a performance on May 11th for New York City school students at The Town Hall in Manhattan's theatre district. (more...)

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical Plays MMAC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

After a 35-week national tour, the beloved Berenstain Bears will be coming to life in New York City for a limited summer engagement! (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Presents Steve Marzullo's Show Me Some Beauty 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release the debut CD of composer STEVE MARZULLO on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online outlets on June 7, 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IDINA MENZEL in concert with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2011

Truth be told, the exit signs in Laura Turner Hall at Nashville's world-class Schermerhorn Symphony Center are always illuminated in green, but if Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel wants to think the color of the exit signs were a down-home homage to her Wickedly famous role on Broadway, then so be it. In fact, it's sort of amazing the building is still standing after the thunderous ovations given her Tuesday night by a savvy Music City audience so captivated by her extraordinary performance that we may, henceforth, claim her as one of our own. (more...)

2011 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES to Offer Audio Description Service
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2011

Six films on CAPA's 2011 Summer Movie Series at the Ohio Theatre will offer audio description for visually impaired patrons at no extra charge. (more...)

Nancye Hayes, Toni Lammond & Jill Perryman Announced as Recipients of the J C Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Live Performance Australia (LPA) today announced that the recipients of the prestigious JC Williamson AwardTM, to be presented at the 2011 Helpmann Awards®, are Nancye Hayes OAM, Toni Lammond AM and Jill Perryman AM MBE. (more...)

DCLO Does Funny Girl After 17 Years
by Don Grigware - Jun 7, 2011

In a rare revival, the first in 17 years, DCLO (Downey Civic Light Opera) is now presenting the 60s' mega Broadway smash Funny Girl. What made Barbra Streisand a household name due largely to her overwhelming vocal range and to the huge success of 'People' is now in the capable hands of talented Karen Volpe under the skilled direction of Marsha Moode. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Judy Mora Gives a Splendid Debut @ Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Jun 7, 2011

On Sunday June 5 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2011 Judy Mora debuted her cabaret show @ Sterling's Upstairs @ Vitello's. Looking glamorous in a sleeveless pink evening dress the beautiful Mora presented her uplifting journey through life thus far with candor, brevity and elegance. The daughter of a preacher and a missionary, Mora learned to sing as a tiny child and her great vocal prowess and sturdy technique serve as testimony to her tenacity and optimism for living. (more...)

'Fanny Brice' Online Casting Now Open to the Public for Bartlett Sher's FUNNY GIRL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Center Theatre Group and Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher announced today that the search for the next Fanny Brice in the classic romantic musical comedy 'Funny Girl' has gone digital. Women, ages 21 to 35, whether they are Actors' Equity Association members or non-members, are encouraged to submit an audition video through CenterTheatreGroup.org/FunnyGirlCasting to be considered for this star-making role. (more...)

Online Talent Search Begins for Funny Girl at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Center Theatre Group and Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher announced today that the search for the next Fanny Brice in the classic romantic musical comedy "Funny Girl" has gone digital. (more...)

Nashville celebrates the Tonys at FIRST NIGHT: THE TONY CONCERT 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Tennessee's best and brightest theatrical stars will take to the stage of the Boiler Room Theatre -to celebrate The Tony Awards during First Night: The Tony Concert, presented by Keeping Scores Concerts on Monday, June 6 - and to perform an evening of songs from Broadway musicals that have won the Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Gardiner, Odmark, et al. Set for BWAY DUETS Cabaret at the Signature, 6/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre completes its 21st season with 'Broadway Duets' - a cabaret performance celebrating some of the greatest duets ever written for the Broadway stage. Presenting classic songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more will be four favorites of the Signature stage - Felicia Curry (Les Misérables), James Gardiner ([title of show]), Jake Odmark (Sunset Boulevard), and Bayla Whitten (Chess). Renowned duets from Wicked, Damn Yankees, Godspell, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Aida, among others, will be featured by the talented foursome. Directed by Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner (Side by Side by Sondheim, Art) in the intimacy of the 110-seat ARK Theatre, 'Broadway Duets' will be presented from June 7th through June 11th. (more...)

Songwriter Steve Marzullo & Friends Set For Birdland June 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Songwriter STEVE MARZULLO Celebrates New CD "Show Some Beauty" in Concert at Birdland Monday, June 6 at 7pm (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Presents Steve Marzullo's Show Me Some Beauty 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release the debut CD of composer STEVE MARZULLO on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online outlets on June 7, 2011. (more...)

Music City Celebrates The Tony Awards with Special Concert, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

First up is First Night: The Tony Concert, to be presented by Keeping Scores Concerts at Franklin's Boiler Room Theatre on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring some of Nashville's biggest and brightest theater stars performing songs from Tony Award-winning musicals, the concert serves as the kick-off of the 2011 First Night Season in Nashville, culminating with First Night, The Nashville Theatre Honors, which will be presented at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre on Sunday, September 4. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rob Ruggiero Captains New Streamlined SHOW BOAT at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011

Rob Ruggiero returns to Goodspeed Musicals to steer SHOW BOAT, the granddaddy of all musicals, through safe waters. (more...)

Gary Beach, Bob Amaral, et al. Lead Music Circus' THE PRODUCERS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2011

Casting for Music Circus' THE PRODUCERS, which runs July 12-17. THe production will star Tony Award-winner Gary Beach, Bob Amaral and Matt Loehr. Beach returns to the Wells Fargo Pavilion as Roger De Bris, the character he originated on Broadway and in the 2005 film version with Matthew Broderick. Last year, he appeared at Music Circus as King Arthur in Monty Python's 'Spamalot' and the year before as Nathan Detroit in 'Guys and Dolls.' (more...)

The Art House Brings SIMPLY BARBRA To Provincetown July 13-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Time Out New York called Steven Brinberg's performance as Simply Barbra! 'absolutely brilliant and wickedly funny.' (more...)

Jekyll & Hyde Returns to Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

Audiences will be captivated by this heart-wrenching tale of good intentions gone awry in Pittsburgh CLO's production of Jekyll & Hyde, June 14-26 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical Plays MMAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

After a 35-week national tour, the beloved Berenstain Bears will be coming to life in New York City for a limited summer engagement! (more...)

2011 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES to Offer Audio Description Service
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

Six films on CAPA's 2011 Summer Movie Series at the Ohio Theatre will offer audio description for visually impaired patrons at no extra charge. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rob Ruggiero Captains New Streamlined SHOW BOAT at Goodspeed Musicals
by Jacques Lamarre - Jun 21, 2011

Rob Ruggiero returns to Goodspeed Musicals to steer SHOW BOAT, the granddaddy of all musicals, through safe waters. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Says GLEE Spinoff Possible; Wants Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

In the short amount of time since GLEE hit the airwaves, the series has racked up two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 22 million song downloads, the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010 ('The Christmas Album') and an incredible 19 Emmy and 11 Golden Globe nominations, as well as four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. (more...)

Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara At The Town Hall
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2011

Coming quick on the heels of last month's extensive acting-based discussion in BroadwayWorld's SPOTLIGHT ON THE NY POPS series, today we are again highlighting one of the brightest stars on Broadway and talking about all aspects of her stupendous and multi-faceted new album, ALWAYS - online and in stores next week - and, also, all about her solo concert at The Town Hall this Friday night, what surprises may be in store, and, additionally, what we can possibly expect from her onstage in the near future. BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY? FINDING NEVERLAND? What about Encores!? GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES? MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG? All are possibilities - just not Bartlett Sher's Funny Girl! One thing is for sure: whatever Kelli O'Hara is doing, Broadway babies will be watching intently! In addition to tomorrow's gig at The Town Hall, Ms. O'Hara will also be a part of a benefit at Le Poisson Rouge on June 7 and featured on the A CAPITOL FOURTH PBS special alongside GLEE star Matt Morrison on July 4. (more...)

SMASH's Debra Messing on FUNNY GIRL Worship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

In NBC's highly anticipated new series SMASH, Debra Messing plays a lyricist developing a brand new Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe, but according to a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter she has also been inspired by musical theatre in real life. Messing revealed: 'My prototype growing up was Barbra Streisand. That's how I saw myself more at the time, I wanted to be Funny Girl, literally on Broadway and in the real world.' (more...)

Jekyll & Hyde Returns to Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

Audiences will be captivated by this heart-wrenching tale of good intentions gone awry in Pittsburgh CLO's production of Jekyll & Hyde, June 14-26 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Hammond, Burns Lead Engeman Theater's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Divas Block and Murney at Boston Pops
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 17, 2011

There is nothin' like a dame and two of the best belters on Broadway are mixing it up with the Boston Pops Orchestra for two performances only under the baton of The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke. Stephanie J. Block and Julia Murney, affectionately tagged as 'Broadway Divas,' take turns thrilling the audience with their interpretations of some of the greats from the American Songbook, including a trio of songs from 'Wicked.' (more...)

Lea Michele & Original Cast to 'Graduate' from GLEE in 2012?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

All of the GLEE students who are currently juniors within the show's plot will be graduating at the end of next season, the show's creator confirmed today. 'We didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years,' Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. 'We really wanted to be true to that experience.' (more...)

2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Announced, Runs 6/17-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 41st anniversary in 2011 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and much beloved films. (more...)

BWW TV: 2011 Tony Awards Winners Circle -Sutton Foster: 'This is like fuzzy, delicious ice cream!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2011

Sutton Foster is the 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for the revival of ANYTHING GOES. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the star immediately following her acceptance about what winning the award means to her. Click below to catch up with Broadway's darling right after her big moment! (more...)

Gasteyer Brings ELEGANT SONGS FROM A HANDSOME WOMAN To Feinstein's in June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, will continue its Spring 2011 season with the debut of Broadway veteran and six-year "Saturday Night Live" favorite ANA GASTEYER on June 13 and June 27. (more...)

Jekyll & Hyde Returns to Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Audiences will be captivated by this heart-wrenching tale of good intentions gone awry in Pittsburgh CLO's production of Jekyll & Hyde, June 14-26 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Sutton Foster Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Sher Confirms Lea Michele Was in Talks for FUNNY GIRL; Unlikely Due to GLEE Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

In the wake of the news of an online search for the next 'Funny Girl' Fanny Brice in the upcoming revival of the show, The New York Times reveals today that director Bartlett Sher was in talks with GLEE diva Lea Michele for the role, though her participation is unlikely due to her GLEE commitments next season when Funny Girl begins production. (more...)

Gary Beach, Eric Kunze, et al. Set for California Musical Theatre's Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Casting for the 61st Music Circus season has been completed. After auditioning performers in New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has finalized the acting company for the seven-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, including The Producers, Oliver!, Anything Goes, Camelot, Annie Get Your Gun, I Do! I Do! and Miss Saigon. (more...)

Grena Theatre Finishes Season with FUNNY GIRL and THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2011

Gretna Theatre, under the Producing Artistic Direction of Larry Frenock, is entering the mid- point of its 84th season. Performing at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse sitting in the heart of the Pennsylvania Chautauqua, the theatre company continues to produce family musicals and comedies and remains an area gem. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway Geek Michael Hughes talks MICKEY & JUDY at Fringe
by Kelly Cameron - Jul 7, 2011

Michael Hughes is by his own admission a huge Broadway geek. He wears that badge proudly as he brings his one man cabaret show to this year's Toronto Fringe. Entitled Mickey & Judy, it's a love letter to music theatre and all the music theatre geeks who grew up in an era before GLEE made being a geek cool. Michael took a few minutes to talk to BWW about what we can expect from his show, and why he thinks it would be perfect for BWW readers. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Brings ELEGANT SONGS to Upright Cabaret, 8/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Chris Isaacson and Upright Cabaret proudly present the West Coast debut of Broadway diva and 'Saturday Night Live' alum Ana Gasteyer in Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman in a limited engagement of three shows only, August 11-13, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Showtime is 8:30pm, with dinner and drink service beginning at 7pm. Gasteyer brings her unique comic wit and style to the stage in her new classy, brassy and sassy club act, featuring Broadway ditties, beloved (if forgotten) standards, and movie melodies. (more...)

The Sound of Music Returns to Pittsburgh CLO July 19-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Sound of Music, July 19-31 at the Benedum Center. T (more...)

SOME ENCHANTED BROADWAY EVENING Held At Northwestern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

No need to travel to New York's central theatre district. The songs from Broadway's Tony Award-winning musicals are as close as Northwestern University's Evanston campus this summer. (more...)

‘Best of Broadway' Cabaret Show Returns to Libertyville, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2011

Liberty Town Productions, Libertyville's not-for-profit entertainment company, hosts its third annual Musical Summer Showcase featuring the Best of Broadway on Saturday, August 6th in The Fuel Room of Austin's Saloon & Eatery. Show times are 6:30 and 9 pm. (more...)

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical Plays MMAC, Opens 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2011

After a 35-week national tour, the beloved Berenstain Bears will be coming to life in New York City for a limited summer engagement! The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical will open on July 3 and run through September 4, 2011 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC), 248 West 60 Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenue. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical is presented by Matt Murphy Productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Lights Up an Atlanta Summer Night
by Shannon O'Connor - Jul 12, 2011

Outdoor events can be dicey propositions in any case, but rarely more so than on a July evening in Atlanta, where heat, humidity, and evening thunderstorms often combine to create miserable conditions. Not so on this night. As Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheater played host to Broadway legend Idina Menzel with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-part of the Delta Airlines-sponsored Classic Chastain concert series-Mother Nature gave her blessing. (more...)

Gary Beach, Bob Amaral, et al. Lead Music Circus' THE PRODUCERS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

Casting for Music Circus' THE PRODUCERS, which runs July 12-17. THe production will star Tony Award-winner Gary Beach, Bob Amaral and Matt Loehr. Beach returns to the Wells Fargo Pavilion as Roger De Bris, the character he originated on Broadway and in the 2005 film version with Matthew Broderick. Last year, he appeared at Music Circus as King Arthur in Monty Python's 'Spamalot' and the year before as Nathan Detroit in 'Guys and Dolls.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Liberty Town Productions Holds 2011 Showcase!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2011

Liberty Town Productions, Libertyville's not-for-profit entertainment company, hosts its third annual Musical Summer Showcase featuring the Best of Broadway on Saturday, August 6th in The Fuel Room of Austin's Saloon & Eatery. Show times are 6:30 and 9 pm. Check out highlights from thw 2009 and 2010 showcases below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel Does It Right Again @ Kritzerland at the Gardenia
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2011

On Wednesday July 6 Kritzerland at the Gardenia presented a salute to the lesser known music of Kander and Ebb - The Kander and Ebb Album - two of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. Think Chicago or Cabaret, and you need go no further. These two wildly popular shows still receive international mountings and provide us with some of the greatest Broadway pop tunes ever. Ahead of their time, Kander and Ebb produced shows with a substantially dark and biting edge not found in other composers' music and lyrics. Bruce Kimmel, whose Kritzerland recording company continues to enjoy enormous success worldwide, again served as narrator of the evening telling short, funny anecdotes about his encounters with John Kander and also detailing Kander and Ebb's failures as well as successes. Liza Minnelli's Broadway career soared because of K & E - it started with Flora the Red Menace in the 60s and continued through the next couple of decades with hits and flops such as The Rink and 1977's The Act, which began in LA as Shine It On. K & E certainly didn't fare too badly either with Liza's name on their bill. Think of what she did for the movie Cabaret with her Academy Award winning turn as Sally. However, such was not the case with their film New York, New York which received some pretty scathing reviews in the late 70s; the pair were none too pleased that a small musical The First Nudie Musical (Bruce Kimmel)fared far better than their multi-billion dollar disaster. It's always such fun for theatre lovers to hear about the down side of the business, and particularly via Kimmel's straight-forward, droll take on it. (more...)

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