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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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VIDEO FLASHBACK: TORCH SONG TRILOGY Introduces Harvey Fierstein To Broadway and The WorldVIDEO FLASHBACK: TORCH SONG TRILOGY Introduces Harvey Fierstein To Broadway and The World
by Michael Dale - Nov 30, 2015

The road to musicals like KINKY BOOTS was paved by Fierstein with his groundbreaking play. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 30, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 29, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 29, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 28, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 28, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Shop to your heart's content for Broadway merch while you bask in the glow of Turkey Day leftovers! (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Return to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, 4/22Michele Ragusa to Return to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

BUFFALO, NY -- Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native and Broadway star Michele Ragusa on Friday, April 22 for an evening of music and storytelling about growing up in Buffalo to starring on Broadway. The program will feature Michele in a range of musical selections, from standards and Garland, to classic and modern Broadway tunes.  (more...)

KIDS SING THE DARNDEST THINGS in Kritzerland's 1/17 Concert at Sterling's Upstairs at The FederalKIDS SING THE DARNDEST THINGS in Kritzerland's 1/17 Concert at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal will present KIDS SING THE DARNDEST THINGS on January 17, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scott Landis & David Blackman Tapped to Lead Universal Music's Film, TV & Theatrical Development ProjectsScott Landis & David Blackman Tapped to Lead Universal Music's Film, TV & Theatrical Development Projects
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Big news today in the world of music! Universal Music Group (UMG) has named renowned producers David Blackman and Scott Landis to lead its development and production of film, television and theatrical projects. Their appointments are effective immediately, and both report jointly to UMG Executive Vice President Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, reflecting the unique and important role that publishing and recorded music play in creating film, television and theatrical properties. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 6, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 6, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28
by Carol Kassie - Jan 5, 2016

 Acclaimed for its 'magic', 'simplicity', and 'compassion', Carnival blends music, comedy, and pathos into what has been referred to as 'America's Magical Musical'.  Carnival will open at Margate's Stage Door Theatre on January 22nd and run through February 28th.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (winner of the 2015 Frankie for Most Promising English Company) is proud to present the remount of last year's highest grossing 25th St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival show: Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical. Created and directed by Trevor Barrette, Captain Aurora is a show about the nightmares that come true when dreams do and the search for meaning, a search that will take our audience from the streets of Megacity to intergalactic spacecrafts and alternate dimensions! (more...)

Barbra Streisand Will Be Heard on This Week's MODERN FAMILYBarbra Streisand Will Be Heard on This Week's MODERN FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

?Barbra Streisand will be a part of the Wednesday night line-up on ABC this week. She just announced that fans will 'hear' her on the latest episode of Modern Family. (more...)

BWW Review: GALAVANT's Renaissance Comedy Troop is Even Better in Season 2BWW Review: GALAVANT's Renaissance Comedy Troop is Even Better in Season 2
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 3, 2016

No one is ever going to confuse ABC's medieval song and dance event GALAVANT for top-notch musical comedy, but after a promising, yet uneven, first season, this delightfully silly show has hit its stride in Season 2 capitalizing on what made it a modest, surprise success in 2015. The second season, which premieres tonight at 8:00pm ET, seems to have found a far more consistent sense of humor allowing it to fully realize the RIDICULOUSNESS that each character and actor is capable of bringing to the table. For the next five weeks, ABC will air two 30-minute episodes every Sunday, each featuring original songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. While this is not exactly the typical Sunday night prestige programming, it is a delightful diversion before TV gets back to being serious for February Sweeps. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kelli Rabke Agresta to Bring SIMPLY STREISAND to NJPACKelli Rabke Agresta to Bring SIMPLY STREISAND to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening Celrating Barbra Streisand. In this celebration of all things Babs, some of the finest voices from Broadway and Manhattan cabarets celebrate the music of a legend, from Funny Girl and The Way We Were to little gems from A Star Is Born and Yentl. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First NightNashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Barbra Streisand Working on 35th Studio Album; Talks 'Being Difficult' ReputationBarbra Streisand Working on 35th Studio Album; Talks 'Being Difficult' Reputation
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, star of stage and screen Barbra Streisand shared that her long-standing reputation for 'being difficult' is a label that is often given unfairly to women in the entertainment business. (more...)

Cast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago PremiereCast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie and starring multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart with Brandon Springman and Evan Tyrone Martin. The production is directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music directed by Chuck Larkin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, February 5 - March 13, 2016. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and opening night is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the exception of no performances February 11 or March 3 and an added performance Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased at porchlightmusictheatre.org or 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Now Booking Into September 2016FUNNY GIRL Now Booking Into September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week, the smash hit production of Funny Girl extends its booking period at the Savoy Theatre due to popular demand. Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" will now run until 10 September 2016 - marking the musical's 50th anniversary year. Tickets for the extended booking period production starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale today. (more...)

VIDEOS: FUNNY GIRL Fever Hits Record High This Sunday on Michael Urie's Cocktails And ClassicsVIDEOS: FUNNY GIRL Fever Hits Record High This Sunday on Michael Urie's Cocktails And Classics
by Michael Dale - Dec 4, 2015

Omar Sharif Jr. is the special guest as Urie and company dish and delight over this classic flick. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/4/2015 - CHINA DOLL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/4/2015 - CHINA DOLL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Al Pacino returns to Broadway in CHINA DOLL tonight, and SCHOOL OF ROCK brings down the house this Sunday! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's almost 2016, and Broadway stars are celebrating at 54 Below, with the NY Phil, in Las Vegas and more tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sharron and George's Christmas Sing-A-Long Returns to Toronto Dec 19 and 20Sharron and George's Christmas Sing-A-Long Returns to Toronto Dec 19 and 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

YES! It's the 4th HIT year of 'Sharron and George's SUPERFUN Christmas Sing A-Long!' It is has become a bonafide tradition, with ticket requests (in the dozens) beginning as early as June! People come again and again - and again and again!  (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Helm CATHERINE THE GREAT BiopicBarbra Streisand to Helm CATHERINE THE GREAT Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Barbra Streisand has come aboard to direct 'CATHERINE THE GREAT,' written by Kristina Lauren Anderson, it is announced by Gil Netter who will produce. With Streisand helming and Netter producing, casting is now underway. (more...)

Sheridan Smith on Bringing Her FUNNY GIRL to Broadway: 'That's My Dream'Sheridan Smith on Bringing Her FUNNY GIRL to Broadway: 'That's My Dream'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Fanny's back. Michael Mayer's Funny Girl just began its pre-West End run at Menier Chocolate Factory and star Sheridan Smith already has her sights on the show's life beyond London. When asked if she's like to bring the show to Broadway, she told the BBC: 'I'd be daft if I said no. I would love to, that's my dream. But would they take a Lincolnshire girl to do a New York-Brooklyn girl? (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL to Land on Broadway in 2017?Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL to Land on Broadway in 2017?
by Jessica Khan - Dec 3, 2015

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that West End-bound Funny Girl star Sheridan Smith would love to bring the musical to Broadway. Now the Daily Mail reveals rumors that director Michael Mayer and Smith could take the show to the Great White Way in 2017. The site's Baz Bamigboye writes that for now it's 'Purely rumour, at the moment, but a lot of people would like to see it happen.' (more...)

West End Stars Pick Their 2015 Theatrical Highlights!West End Stars Pick Their 2015 Theatrical Highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

We talk to some of our favourite theatre folk, including Kerry Ellis, Sabrina Aloueche and Tiffany Graves, about their favourite theatre experiences of 2015! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/15/2015 - 12/22/2015. (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!What Should the Next Live TV Musical Be? BWW Readers Vote A CHORUS LINE, WICKED, and More!
by Sally Henry - Dec 22, 2015

NBC's broadcasts of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (2013), PETER PAN (2014), and THE WIZ (2015) showed us that everyone and their GBF has a strong opinion about every aspect of these broadcasts. In light of this heated debate, we decided to get everyone's opinions out there by asking the BroadwayWorld readers to share which shows they think should be broadcast live next. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryFUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere. The sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice', will play through March 5, 2016 before transferring to the Savoy Theatre in the West End from 9 April. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs both productions; the first opens tonight 2 December 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/2/2015 - FUNNY GIRL, INVISIBLE THREAD, BRIGHT STAR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/2/2015 - FUNNY GIRL, INVISIBLE THREAD, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 2, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Funny Girl opens tonight in London, INVISIBLE THREAD bows off-Broadway, and BRIGHT STAR begins in D.C.! (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane TheatreBYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins performances at Drury Lane on January 14 to conclude the 2015 - 2016 Season. The funny, irreverent musical takes audiences back to 1959 in quiet Sweet Apple, OH, where rock star Conrad Birdie shakes things up when he arrives to give one lucky teenage girl a special goodbye kiss. With a cast led by 2015 Jeff Award Best Supporting Actor winners Michelle Aravena as Rosie and Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader. Featuring musical theater classics such as "Kids," "Put on a Happy Face," and "A Lot of Livin' to Do," the inspired cast and creative team promise to bring a decidedly fresh touch to the timeless story.  (more...)

Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Dec 17, 2015

Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere in a sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice'. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, opening tonight, 2 December, at Menier Chocolate Factory before a West End transfer. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage L.A. Premiere of DREAM BOYCelebration Theatre to Stage L.A. Premiere of DREAM BOY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Celebration Theatre at the Lex presents its second play in its new home, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the Los Angeles premiere of DREAM BOY by Eric Rosen, based on the novel by Jim Grimsley and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (The Color Purple, Failure: A Love Story). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/2015 - 'DOOPLES', NYMF and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'!WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/2015 - 'DOOPLES', NYMF and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Dooples appear off-Broadway, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' hits a milestone and more! (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Five Reasons to Proudly Call A Cast Album A Cast Album, Not A SoundtrackFive Reasons to Proudly Call A Cast Album A Cast Album, Not A Soundtrack
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

Many people are calling theatre cast albums soundtracks these days, but they are two very different things. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Poses with Her Broadway Legends Ornament; Selling Fast!Barbra Streisand Poses with Her Broadway Legends Ornament; Selling Fast!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Barbra Streisand 'Funny Girl' Broadway Legends holiday ornament is selling twice as fast as ornaments from previous years - only about 300 remain in stock! BC/EFA has received orders from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and Uruguay). Buy now here. (more...)

Beaux Arts Society Ball Coronates Annual BAS RoyaltyBeaux Arts Society Ball Coronates Annual BAS Royalty
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 10, 2015

The Beaux Arts Society held its annual Beaux Arts Society Ball, coronating its annual royalty and holding its famous annual costume event. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 1, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 1, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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