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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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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/09/2016
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Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews on Wednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/09/2016
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Wendie Malick Leads LA Play Reading of New Circumcision Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The new Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin play, Knife to the Heart, a comedy about circumcision, will hold a private reading on October 16, 2016, at Los Angeles's Lex Theatre. The cast for the reading will include Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), Katie Walder (How I Met Your Mother), and Josh Zuckerman (Desperate Housewives). Michael Matthews will direct. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Headlines First Major London Production of THE WILD PARTY
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

As Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, The Wild Party will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February 2017 as the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and a home for new musical theatre. (more...)

Debbie Gibson Apologizes to Theatre Community for Steroid Comments
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, in a recent  interview for Oprah's 'Where Are They Now,' Debbie Gibson recently revealed that during her years as a young performer, she didn't hew as close to squeaky clean as the image that she projected: 'I remember being on the road at, like, 25, touring with theater and doing my own cocktail of Tylenol PM and Xanax,' the actress confessed. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs; Talks MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On today's special Halloween episode of ABC's THE VIEW, guest Kristin Chenoweth stops by to discuss  her new Broadway show called MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY and her new album, 'The Art of Elegance.' (more...)

Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

BWW Review: Conundrum Theatre Inaugurates with FUNNY GIRL
by Don Grigware - Oct 31, 2016

In a rare revival, Conundrum Theatre Company in its inaugural production, is now presenting the 60s' mega Broadway smash Funny Girl. October 29 was Fanny Brice's birthday. her 125th, in fact. So, we remember the great comedic talent of Miss Brice who took the Zigfield Follies by storm and became a huge Broadway and later Hollywood star. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/30/2016
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VIDEO: Debbie Gibson Reveals Past Struggles with Prescription Drugs, Calls Out Theatre Community
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

In an interview for Oprah's 'Where Are They Now,' Debbie Gibson recently revealed that during her years as a young performer, she didn't hew as close to squeaky clean as the image that she projected: 'I remember being on the road at, like, 25, touring with theater and doing my own cocktail of Tylenol PM and Xanax,' the actress confessed. (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Conundrum Theatre Company premieres the musical classic, Funny Girl at The Colony in Burbank for an extended run of performances from October 29th - November 20th, 2016. Conundrum's inaugural fully staged musical production of Funny Girl is also a joint partnership with the Friends of the Rialto in Pasadena to help restore their historic 90-year old theatre. (more...)

Brand New Season at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season, including the touring production of sell-out West End musical Funny Girl. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents: Funny Girl. Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, and Bob Merrill. Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. Directed by Butch Caire, musical Direction by Dr. Donna Clavijo, choreography by Lori Flanders, JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf (more...)

BWW Review: GLENN ROSENBLUM a Smash Cabaret Hit at Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Oct 26, 2016

Actor and President of Celebrity Access, Inc Glenn Rosenblum performed his one-man cabaret Glenn Rosenblum Is 'the Musical Man' at Rockwell Table and Stage Monday October 24 to a packed house of adoring fans. Reminding one a little bit of actor James Coco, who had an undeniably infectious sensitivity and sense of humor, Rosenblum took the stage with great ease, sat on a stool by the piano and proceeded to tell his story. First, of course, there was a full overture of Broadway tunes, under the baton of musical director David J. Kaminski at the piano, Jon Butterworth on percussion and Josh Nyback on bass. The three musicians were terrific. (more...)

METAs Award Winners 2015-16 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Montreal's English theatre community gathered in celebration at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre on Monday October 24th for the 4thannual METAs ceremony, honouring excellence in Montreal English theatre for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lainie Kazan Plays The Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2016

A few feet away from the stage of the Winter Garden where Lainie Kazan played a Ziegfeld showgirl and understudied Barbra Streisand in 'Funny Girl', a celebrity filled audience and devoted fans got to see Lainie appear on the legendary Iridium nightclub's  stage.    (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention Opens at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10/18)
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The 27th Annual Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, kicked off on October 18, putting forth performances by some of the most iconic cabaret artists which the arena has to offer, as well as introducing new but equally captivating talent of the art form. Hosted by KT Sullivan, a cabaret stalwart herself, the evening moved briskly through an impressive 19 performers, each of whom was accompanied by their very own pianist--- if they weren't accompanying themselves, that is. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Conundrum Theatre Company premieres the musical classic, Funny Girl at The Colony in Burbank for an extended run of performances from October 29th - November 20th, 2016. Conundrum's inaugural fully staged musical production of Funny Girl is also a joint partnership with the Friends of the Rialto in Pasadena to help restore their historic 90-year old theatre. (more...)

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Will Appear as a Guest on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of Funny Girl at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 10, 2016

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway's most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has worked numerous times with legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's ENCORE: MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY
by Remy Holzer - Oct 10, 2016

I once fell in love with an album cover: Barbra Streisand, dressed in the height of granny chic, in a straw hat, drapey black cardigan and maxi skirt, and men's-style oxfords with rakish white socks...a desolate stage littered with sheet music...a rich burgundy-and-black color scheme. I first discovered Sondheim through that 1985 record, 'The Broadway Album,' and I still can't hear 'Pretty Women' without thinking of Streisand's sinuous interpretation. The talent who first burst forth onstage in 1962 in 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale'; who made a hilarious, touching 'Funny Girl' her signature role; who tackled 'A Star Is Born' in its third film incarnation-and who has stayed mostly in the spotlight professionally and mostly out of it personally over the last 54 years-has mellowed, but her voice is still completely unique, and her fans (old and new) still utterly devoted. Her political activism has become part of her shtick, and her recent live performance of a 'Send in the Clowns' parody mocking Donald Trump has become a popular clip online. She is, for lack of a less battered word, an icon, and fans thrilled to see her-as always, dressed for the occasion-hand the Tony for Best Musical to 'Hamilton' this year. (more...)

New Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler announced today the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. (more...)

Jest End Cast 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Free Concert Thursday at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a Free special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) this Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 11/06/2016
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West End Wilma and Kieran Brown Unveil 2016 Wilma Awards Charity Single 'No Awards For You'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

OAP Theatre blogger West End Wilma has teamed up with Auburn Jam Music and West End Performer Kieran Brown (Phantom of the Opera) to release a specially written, tongue in cheek song about what it's like to be nominated for an award. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines New Musical CURVY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
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Upcoming Theater Book Releases for November 2016
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Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for November 2016. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and rediscovering one of the West End's most popular dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, Dr Angelus by James Bridie starring David Rintoul and Malcolm Rennie plays at the acclaimed Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 November 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Phil Hall Presents LEGACY at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. This special show is Free and open to the public (first come first serve). (more...)

Casting Announced for NYC and Tour Companies of Vital Theatre Company's FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce casting for the New York City and Tour companies of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS. (more...)

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