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New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
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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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Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

JEST END Returns to Waterloo East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 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...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE CHEW on ABC
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth is on today's edition of THE CHEW on ABC airing at 1 pm/et. Below, check out some fun teaser links below. This airs 1-2 pm. ET on ABC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Offers Josh Groban Some Pre-Broadway Debut Advice on LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Josh Groban co-hosted today's LIVE WITH KELLY and talked about preparing for his upcoming Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Performs on LIVE WITH KELLY; Josh Groban Co-Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Josh Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of LIVE WITH KELLY. Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will also stop by the show to perform from her new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to perform '"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally last Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'You're My Saving Grace' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

Props/Costumes From Horror Films Don't Breathe, Blair Witch and Deadpool Will Headline Premiere Props' October 15 Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'Smile' Live on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'Smile' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Darryl Maximillian Robinson and John Ruskin
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2016

Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( Los Angeles-based theatre artist and Founder, Artistic Director And Producer of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) and Actor John Ruskin ( Founder and Authorized Instructor of The Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica ) were the guests Monday Septemper 19th on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE, the informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington and which is currently streaming on Youtube.com. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY; Josh Groban Co-Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Josh Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of LIVE WITH KELLY. Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will also stop by the show to perform from her new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/21/2016 - Hasan Minhaj, Edward Albee and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 2016

Today's big news: THE DAILY SHOW's Hasan Minhaj launches a new series on Muslim identity at Joe's Pub, and theaters across Broadway and Off-Broadway dim their lights tonight in honor of Edward Albee! (more...)

TV Exclusive: On the Field and in Our Hearts! Listen to Kristin Chenoweth's 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from THE ART OF ELEGANCE
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' is set for a digital release this Friday, September 23rd, followed by a physical release on September 30th, 2016, featuring a collection of American Songbook standards. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive listen to 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from the album, set to footage from Chenoweth's recent appearance at the Patriots-Cardinals 'Sunday Night Football' showdown earlier this month. Check it out below! (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Mesa (more...)

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
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Chicago (more...)

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...)

Cast Announced for Light Opera Works JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITSOctober 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (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...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Nancy Opel to Headline New Musical CURVY WIDOW at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) has announced the cast for 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...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 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 onToday, 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...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Mesa (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Chicago (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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Mesa (more...)

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 CD 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...)

BABY BUMPS, a New Musical, Presents Industry Reading 10/7 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Evan Pappas directs an industry reading of the new musical, BABY BUMPS, Friday, October 7th at 2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios. (more...)

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