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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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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

Casting Announced for Chichester Festival Theatre's THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

A new play by Deborah Bruce, THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN, will premiere at Chichester's Minerva Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin in a co-production with Headlong. Running from 14 July - 5 August, the press night will be on 21 July. The cast includes Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro. (more...)

First Look at Matthew Croke in the Title Role in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released an exclusive first look at Matthew Croke as the title role in Aladdin ahead of his first performance in the title role on 5 June 2017 at the Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

Garden Street School Of The Performing Arts Presents FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Members of Garden Street Children's Musical Theater Company have been rehearsing under the direction of Broadway star Anne Brummel whose credits include WICKED, Evita, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Funny Girl. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

Sony Music Signs West End Rising Star Natasha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Natasha first came to the public's attention last summer when she stepped into the role of Fanny Brice for the West End run of Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre, becoming a 5 star critical wonde (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 30th, 2017 - THE HAIRY APE at the Armory and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE HAIRY APE, starring Bobby Cannavale, opens tonight at Park Avenue Armory! (more...)

'Over The Rainbow', THE WIZ Among Titles Added to National Recording Registry
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2017

Judy Garland's 'Over the Rainbow' Barbra Streisand's 'People' and the original cast album of Broadway's THE WIZ are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry for 2016. (more...)

Four Naledi Nominations for the Fugard's BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fugard Theatre's acclaimed production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS has been nominated for four Johannesburg Naledi Theatre Awards. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2017
by - Apr 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - updating LIVE (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 6, 2017
by - Apr 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Countdown to Opening Night for FUNNY GIRL at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

With only two weeks to go before its first performance, The Fugard Theatre is gearing up to welcome Capetonian audiences to a brand new production of the classic 1964 musical, Funny Girl. (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
by David Fick - Apr 29, 2017

The Fugard's first new musical production of 2017 puts Funny Girl on South African stages, and the results are delightful - with a powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice, the stage, radio and film personality around whom everyone and everything in the show revolves. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Reveals Which Musical She'd Do 'Right Now'!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 28, 2017

Lea Michele stopped by this morning's GMA to discuss her new album 'Places' and reveal which musical she's ready to star in 'right now'! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years With Exciting Changes!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Drama Desk Award nominations are being announced from Feinstein's/54 Below, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 bows on Broadway! (more...)

Showers in the Mother City Won't Rain on The Fugard's Parade as FUNNY GIRL Opens in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

There may have been a thunderstorm in the Mother City today, but nobody is gonna rain on The Fugard's parade as Funny Girl celebrates its opening tonight. Having commenced performances on 18 April, The Fugard will welcome the media and special guests from the Cape Town entertainment scene at a special performance of the show this evening. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Teases Possible FUNNY GIRL Run, Reveals Least Favorite GLEE Song
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Lea Michele tells Andy Cohen if she would be interested to do Funny Girl, since Ryan Murphy recently bought the rights to the script. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 21st Annual IRNE Awards ceremony was held last night in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

The Very Best of Barbra - Celebrate Streisand's 75th in Song!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today is a very special one for all respectable, citizens of the world. Rejoice- for April 24, 2017 marks 75 glorious years with Barbra Streisand on the planet. What better way to celebrate the birthday of the best-selling female recording artist in history, than in song? (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today, BWW celebrates the 75th birthday of living legend Barbra Streisand with a look back at her top Billboard 100 hits. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Miami (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - Apr 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Village Theatre Pulls Out All the Stops for the Season Finale Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Village Theatre closes out their season with the dynamic R&B spectacular Dreamgirls. With an extraordinary cast of vocal talents, slick costumes, and set designs custom built in Issaquah, Dreamgirls continues the theatre's path of raising the bar on production quality with each passing year. Audiences will be transported back to the 1960s as this award-winning musical offers a moving behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment business. 'I am so excited to be doing such an epic show with some of the most amazing people I've ever worked with,' says director, Steve Tomkins. 'The whole audition process was just wonderful, as each person came into the room and blew the roof off. I can't wait for opening night, because this cast is just going to send it through the roof again. They are truly outstanding.' (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

The World Premiere of I'M NOT FAMOUS - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus Opens 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (Backstage) in a dynamite world premiere musical, I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a funny, poignant and powerful evening of theatre laced with shared private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights from film, television and Broadway star Barbara Minkus. Helmed by renowned performer/director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett, I'm Not Famous opens Sunday,April 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Miami (more...)

Bill Fayne's BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Come to the Suncoast Showroom 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Bill Fayne's 'Broadway Showstoppers' will bring iconic show tunes to the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, May 27. (more...)

Liza Pulman Brings Streisand to the UK with LIZA SINGS STREISAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her third solo show Liza Sings Streisand. (more...)

Cast Announced For Major Revival of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Today, Theatr Clwyd announced the full cast for a major new revival of Oscar Wilde's classic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest which opens on 9 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 27 May. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Announces 18 Months of Award-Winning Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome - the UK's most visited theatre - has today announced full details of its new season.  From the best of the West End to the biggest names in international ballet, opera and contemporary dance, 2017/18 will once again see a world-class programme of live entertainment on the Hippodrome's famous stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 11, 2017

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)

Darius Campbell to join Sheridan Smith in FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Darius Campbell will play Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice for performances at Edinburgh Playhouse (18 - 22 April) as part of the nationwide Funny Girl tour (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

DM Playhouse Counting Down to 100th Anniversary with Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is approaching its 100th anniversary, and is starting the celebration early with a special fundraising performance to be held each year leading up to the big day. (more...)

El festival NOTAS DEL AMBIGÚ culmina con el concierto COMEDIA MUSICAL
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Apr 10, 2017

El Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid culminara su ciclo NOTAS DEL AMBIGÚ con el recital COMEDIA MUSICAL el proximo martes 18 de abril a las 20.00. (more...)

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