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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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BWW Reviews: Broadway at NOCCA: An Evening with Seth Rudetsky and Patti LuPone
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 9, 2013

Last night was the first concert in a series that producer Mark Cortale, along with SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky, is brining to the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). The first guest of the series was Patti LuPone, known for her roles in EVITA, LES MISERABLES, ANYTHING GOES, SWEENY TODD, and GYPSY among others. The format for the performance was very laid back. Discussion between Rudetsky and LuPone was intermingled with singing some of their favorite show tunes. (more...)

First Sunday of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2013 Bows at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jan 9, 2013

The Only Musical Theatre Competition of its Kind on the West Coast. Don' t miss your chance to cast your vote along with a panel of LA's most elite, Creative MusicalTheatre Forces as 20 Contestants compete for the Title of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2013, an Award of $1000 cash, a Professional Theatre Career, and their own Headlining Concert Engagement at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal during 2013. (more...)

Charlene Brooks' SWEET AND SASSY BROADWAY LOVE Returns to IL's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

Chicago born singer, cabaret performer, writer, lyricist and actress, Charlene Brooks, returns with her full band to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell Street. Brooks will perform her show, Sweet and Sassy Broadway Love, for one night only in a special Valentine's Day performance, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Songbook Series THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM to Play the Ordway, 1/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents its second installment of the popular Broadway Songbook Series for the 2012-2013 Theater Season, 'The Words and Music of Stephen Sondheim,' Jan. 18-27 in the Ordway's McKnight Theatre. This three-event series highlights the lives, histories and stories of musical theater legends. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Kick Off Winter 2013 Improv Season, Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Sarasota's original antidepressant is back and ready to bring on the laughter in 2013. Saturday nights at 8:30pm, FST Improv will create characters and sketches on the spot. Not even the performers know what to expect - until it happens. The comedy begins on January 19th for the winter season in the Goldstein Cabaret. (more...)

Jeannie Shubitz, Allison Houston & More Star in LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND World Premiere at Phoenix Theatre - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND, Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Written by Duane Poole, and Musical arrangements by Brad Ellis, musical arranger/director from television's Glee, will make its world premiere Jan. 23-Feb. 17 at Phoenix Theatre in Arizona. (more...)

New Year's Day and My Fair Lady Minus Hanya Holm
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 4, 2013

New Year's Day afforded me the opportunity to watch four hit Broadway musicals that had been adapted for the screen: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Funny Girl and Hello Dolly. My Fair Lady and Camelot had a number of things in common: same director, lyricist, composer, leading lady, supporting male actor and, most important for me, the same choreographer: Hanya Holm, the modern dancer from Dresden who came to the United states to open a school and stayed for the rest of her life, dying at the age of 99!. (more...)

BWW's Michael L. Quintos Picks His Best of So. California Theater for 2012
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 4, 2013

As expected (thankfully) 2012 provided Southern California audiences--specifically here in Orange County and nearby Los Angeles and San Diego--a season full of outstanding, remarkable theater offerings from touring companies, impressive regional productions, and even some tiny black box theaters. And, of course, as is the common practice during the ushering of a new year, the enjoyable past-time of putting together a year-end 'best of' list is something contributor Michael Lawrence Quintos truly looks forward to doing, especially when there's a plethora of great work to choose from--many of which he had the pleasure of reviewing exclusively for BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Sing From New Album on ON THE COUCH Tomorrow, 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

ROBERT CUCCIOLI, who electrified audiences in Broadway's smash hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, is electrifying listeners again with the release of his debut solo album, ROBERT CUCCIOLI - THE LOOK OF LOVE. It includes 28 magnificent American Songbook classics from the '30s and '40s. Cuccioli who is currently starring in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will be appearing on WLNY's 'On The Couch' tomorrow morning, January 4 to perform a song from the album. The program airs 7 AM-9 AM ET on Channel 10 in Long Island, Queens and Staten Island. (more...)

Uptown Players' Annual Fundraiser Set for 1/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Uptown Players presents its 11th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way: Divas Raise the Roof, running January 18 through 27, 2013 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch PBS's BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY from 'Great Performances'!
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2013

As Sir Robin carols merrily to King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, 'In any great adventure, if you don't want to lose...you won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews.' Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy is a new, 90-minute documentary by Michael Kantor, creator of the Emmy-winning series, Broadway: The American Musical. The special just aired on Great Performances yesterday, January 1 on PBS. Click below to watch! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony-winning Idina Menzel Joyfully Brings in 2013 at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2013

Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel is in a class of performers who simply defy description. She has an extraordinary quality that must be experienced up close and personal, for it's not only the tremendously dynamic voice that impresses but a wildly disarming charisma that holds you spellbound. On New Year's Eve her 7:00 pm show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall lasted about 90 minutes, but seemed to fly by in a flash. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Receive FSLC's 40th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand, the first American woman artist to receive credit as writer, director, producer and star of a major feature film, YENTL, will be honored at the 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2013. (more...)

Broadway Songbook Series THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM Plays the Ordway, Now thru 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents its second installment of the popular Broadway Songbook Series for the 2012-2013 Theater Season, 'The Words and Music of Stephen Sondheim,' tonight, Jan. 18-27 in the Ordway's McKnight Theatre. This three-event series highlights the lives, histories and stories of musical theater legends. (more...)

Paul Schoeffler to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at TUTS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast for the five-time Tony Award winning masterpiece Man of La Mancha, running Feb. 26 - March 10 at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of PAPER DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Full casting is announced for the World Premiere of Paper Dolls, the second production directed by Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PAPER DOLLS at the Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Full casting is announced for the World Premiere of Paper Dolls, the second production directed by Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. (more...)

The Engeman's Ongoing Broadway Concert Series
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 16, 2013

It was another eventful night at Northport's stunning John W. Engeman Theatre as they hosted their ongoing Broadway Concert Series. Per tradition, during their dark week between shows, Producer and Host Stephen DeAngelis rounds up Broadway's best for an evening of songs and stories about their lives and careers. The incredible line up this time included Chester Gregory, Tari Kelly, Caissie Levy, Jessica Phillips, Rashidra Scott, and a special appearance by Tad Wilson. (more...)

Lainie Kazan & Maurice Hines to Be Honored at Bistro Awards, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Legendary singer-actress Lainie Kazan and versatile performer Maurice Hines will be honored, along with 16 others, at the 28th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy. The celebration will take place on Monday, March 4 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th & 8th avenues). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jan 13, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 13, 2013 - Sunday, January 13, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 12, Part 2 - Triumphant Cast of GOLDEN BOY, WICKED in Hawaii and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our January 12th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured a triumphant cast shot from GOLDEN BOY, WICKED in Hawaii, a sexy SIP from EVITA's Max von Essen, WEST SIDE STORY's own Miss America Pageant, and pics from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Chicago's BOOK OF MORMON, Riverside's Funny Girl, additional shots from the Netherlands and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Courtney Balan, James Sasser and More in Riverside's FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Riverside Theatre's Simply Amazing Season continues with the Broadway smash musical hit, Funny Girl. Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Lead Actor and Actress and Best Original Score, the show was an immediate hit with audiences with an inspiring and beloved score including classic favorites 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' 'The Music That Makes Me Dance' and the iconic hit, 'People. Funny Girl performs on the Stark Stage from January 10 through 27, 2013 and is presented through the courtesy Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with Riverside's FUNNY GIRL
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2013

Riverside Theatre's Simply Amazing Season continues with the Broadway smash musical hit, Funny Girl. Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Lead Actor and Actress and Best Original Score, the show was an immediate hit with audiences with an inspiring and beloved score including classic favorites 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' 'The Music That Makes Me Dance' and the iconic hit, 'People. Funny Girl performs on the Stark Stage from January 10 through 27, 2013 and is presented through the courtesy Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. Check out a backstage video below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Courtney Balan and the Cast of Riverside's FUNNY GIRL
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2013

Riverside Theatre's Simply Amazing Season continues with the Broadway smash musical hit, Funny Girl. Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Lead Actor and Actress and Best Original Score, the show was an immediate hit with audiences with an inspiring and beloved score including classic favorites 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' 'The Music That Makes Me Dance' and the iconic hit, 'People. Funny Girl performs on the Stark Stage from January 10 through 27, 2013 and is presented through the courtesy Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/7
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2013

It's Friday and that means another look back at the top regional stories of this past week! Click below to see the most-read interviews, features, and special coverage items for the week of January 7! (more...)

Joel Grey Narrates PBS's BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 1, 2013

As Sir Robin carols merrily to King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, 'In any great adventure, if you don't want to loseÂ…you won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews.' Eric Idle's cheeky lyric, which unfailingly generated knowing guffaws from Broadway audiences, proves to be more than a little grounded in truth, as BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY convincingly attests. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Performs AULD LANG SYNE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 31, 2012

Below, ring in 2013 with legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand as she performs the classic New Year's Eve tune 'Auld Lang Syne' from her 1999 concert! (more...)

My Austin 2013-2014 Season Wish List: The Musicals
by Jeff Davis - Dec 26, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, many Austin theater companies are putting together their 2013-2014 season. Given the incredible talent in this town and the large number of daring, courageous theater groups in the Austin area, here are my picks for 13 musicals that I'd love to see produced in the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

BWW's Top Germany Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Germany in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

BWW's Top Hawaii Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Hawaii in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

Tom Atkins Stars in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

The 21st annual production of Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol will feature returning favorites and a host of exciting new cast members, led by Pittsburgh's own Tom Atkins as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's FUNNY GIRL Begins 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Riverside Theatre's Simply Amazing Season continues with the Broadway smash musical hit, Funny Girl. Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Lead Actor and Actress and Best Original Score, the show was an immediate hit with audiences with an inspiring and beloved score including classic favorites 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' 'The Music That Makes Me Dance' and the iconic hit, 'People. Funny Girl performs on the Stark Stage from January 10 through 27, 2013 and is presented through the courtesy Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces SEE IT IN 70MM, Now thru 1/1
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that it will present 15 films in their original 70mm glory, featuring a mix of beloved classics and rarely screened gems, all at the Walter Reade Theater - one of the last remaining cinemas in the country equipped to screen 70mm prints. (more...)

Cheri Oteri Extends NEWSICAL Run Through 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

After exceeding box office expectations, former Saturday Night Live funny-girl Cheri Oteri has announced she will extend her four-week run in off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical for two additional weeks. Ms Oteri's last scheduled performance was originally scheduled for December 30th; due to popular demand, she will now continue through January 13th. (more...)

BRASSY BROADS OF BROADWAY Comes to Florida Studio Theatre, 2/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

She's back! Brassy Broads of Broadway featuring Kathy Halenda comes to Sarasota for a limited engagement beginning February 19, 2013 in the Goldstein Cabaret. From wistful ballads to show-stopping Broadway classics, Ms. Halenda combines her powerful vocal style and energetic personality to create a performance that will touch as well as tickle her audience. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Reminisces About 'Happy Days' Duet With Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

1963 was a busy year for Barbra Streisand. She released her debut album to the world, Barbra Joan Streisand, and was readying the classic movie-musical Funny Girl. Yet, that year she joined another well known performer, Judy Garland, to perform two songs on her variety show, The Judy Garland Show, and to introduce the world to the seamless melding of Get Happy and Happy Days Are Here Again, a duet with Judy Garland. Of the epic performance, Vanity Fair reports Barbra elucidating Garland's feelings during the song. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reveals Surprise Holiday Gifts on KATIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2012

On today's episode of 'Katie', Katie Couric made holiday wishes come true for some of the people who need it most this year. The studio audience, filled with women from some of the communities that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, were surprised with a holiday giveaway. Among those assisting the big reveal was Broadway star Idina Menzel. Click below to watch! (more...)

THE GUILT TRIP, Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan, Moves Up Premiere Date to Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

According to Deadline.com, Paramount Pictures has moved the release date for The Guilt Trip up to December 19, 2012. It was originally slated to premiere on December 25. (more...)

Courtney Balan Set to Star in Riverside's FUNNY GIRL - Complete Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Courtney Balan is set to star as Fanny Brice in Riverside Theatre's Funny Girl, which will play the Stark Stage in Vero Beach, FL, Jan. 10-27, 2013. James Brennan directs and choregraphs the show. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Top Ten EVITA Revival Replacements That Never Were
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2012

One of the most deliciously juicy parlor games employed by Broadway babies the world round is fantasy casting - the man who made a mint off of sports fans and fantasy football was not too far off, after all, even when it comes to theatre lovers - and one of the most delectable of musicals to discuss, debate, dissect and deliberate upon insofar as its rich casting possibilities, now and then (and always), is Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's EVITA. With the news of producers announcing this week that the lucrative 2011 revival of the 1979 seven-time Tony Award-winning tuner would be closing at the end of January in lieu of replacing stars Elena Roger, Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris, though they had previously announced forthcoming star replacements, the interest in what might have been reached a fever pitch. The New York Times reported Friday night that among the replacements considered for the role of fiery revolutionary Che - interpreted as more "an everyman" (their words) in this production as opposed to a Che Guevera homage like Hal Prince's original with Mandy Patinkin in the role (winning a well-earned Tony Award for his efforts; as did original Eva, Patti LuPone) - were no less than Broadway marquee name Raul Esparza and West End notable Ramin Karimloo, but also international pop star Enrique Iglesias, THE CAPEMAN on Broadway lead Marc Anthony and movie star/NINE revival headliner Antonio Banderas. Evidently, among the leading ladies considered or even outright offered for the role of Eva were GLEE star Lea Michele and LITTLE MERMAID and PHANTOM 25's Sierra Boggess, with the other candidates seemingly most likely for the role according to Broadway insiders to be former WICKED and GLEE superstar Idina Menzel (who purportedly turned down the West End revival upon which this Broadway edition was based), Tony Award-winning WEST SIDE STORY revival standout Karen Olivo (who is currently otherwise occupied with MURDER BALLAD) and AMERICAN IDOL winner and IN THE HEIGHTS replacement player Jordin Sparks (who appears to now be primarily concerned with her movie career). Whether or not any of these Ches or Evas would have ever actually materialized is anyone's guess, though the mere idea of many of these names in those roles certainly inspires some seriously enticing holiday day-dreaming, no? (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 14, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Broadway blows back, BARE takes first official bow, DROOD hits the recording studio, and so much more! (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks Politics and Romance on PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Tomorrow night, December 13, at 9, Piers Morgan sits down with Barbra Streisand on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' for an hour-long primetime interview. Watch a clip below as Streisand, a Democrat, talks about politics, romance and more! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Randy Rainbow On the Scene with Cheri Oteri at Her NEWSICAL Opening!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 12, 2012

Former Saturday Night Live funny-girl Cheri Oteri celebrated her opening night in Off-Broadway's NEWSical The Musical on Dec 9th where she is appearing with in the award-winning musical through the end of the month. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene at her big opening and you can check out interviews with Oteri and her guests below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen & More at LA Premiere of THE GUILT TRIP
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

The stars came out on the red carpet for last night's L.A. premiere of THE GUILT TRIP, held at at the Regency Village Theatre. The comedy, from Paramount Pictures, is opening in theaters on December 19. Check out photos below! (more...)

Idina Menzel Talks PBS Concert on ELLEN Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

GLEE icon and Broadway megastar Idina Menzel will be in the house on ELLEN, today, December 12th. The superstar will discuss life with her husband Taye Diggs, their family, and her brand new PBS concert event! Check local listings for air times in your area. (Ellen airs on NBC, Channel 4, at 4 PM ET in the New York area) (more...)

What's On: Upcoming Shows in Cleveland - Dec 2012
by Vicky Croisant - Dec 11, 2012

Check out these upcoming shows in Cleveland for the month of December! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks New Year's Eve Show, Answers Fan Questions During Google+ Hangout
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2012

MyFOXLA does a daily hangout on Google+ to give its viewers behind the scenes access to the making of a TV news broadcast. After their interviews on set, the program invites special guests to come back to the Social Media Desk with Maria Quiban to chat with viewers. Click below to watch Tony Award winning actress Idina Menzel talk about her upcoming show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA on New Year's Eve and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks New Year's Eve Concert, Family and More on GOOD DAY LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2012

Idina Menzel appeared on Good Day LA to talk about her upcoming New Year's Eve concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as her husband, fellow stage star Taye Diggs, her son Walker, and more. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

Idina Menzel to Talk PBS Concert on ELLEN, 12/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

GLEE icon and Broadway megastar IDINA MENZEL will be in the house on ELLEN, Wednesday, December 12th. Check local listings for air times. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cheri Oteri's Opening Night in NEWSical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Former Saturday Night Live funny-girl Cheri Oteri celebrated her opening night in Off-Broadway's NEWSical The Musical last night, Dec 9th where she is appearing with in the award-winning musical through the end of the month. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

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