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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 Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacão Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Announces UK Tour in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2016

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of Funny Girl embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The five-star production opens at Manchester Palace, where it runs for a week from 20 February, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King's Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates and casting yet to be announced. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)

Before HAMILTON, Before 1776: Three Revolutionary Broadway Musicals
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Three lesser-known Broadway musicals that drew their stories from the Spirit of '76. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Shelbea Owen and Will Davis Perform Mock Auditions to Represent Shuler Awards in NYC
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

Shelbea Owen, a rising senior at Marietta High School, is one of the winners who will be representing the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards in New York City this week as she competes in the 8th annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards - The JimmyTM Awards. Shelbea won the 2016 Shuler Leading Actress award for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets to Veterans for 4th of July Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical are proud to celebrate our nation's heroes by offering FREE* tickets to the 4th of July shows, to veterans of the Military, Fire and Police departments, NPS Rangers and their families, and $20 tickets for all other performances to both active and retired personnel. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Más de 200 aficionados a la música cantarán El musical participatiu
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sheridan Smith has taken a leave of absence from Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre due to 'stress and exhaustion.' Today, producers have confirmed that the actress will return to the West End production tonight in the role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J. Barnes has subbed for Smith since the end of May. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2016

Funny Girl comes to Glasgow King's Theatre in 2017 (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand Set for REEL 13 July Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Barbra Streisand are featured in the July Reel 13 schedule.  (more...)

Michael Lowe is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer of the Year
by Robert Gould - Jul 4, 2016

Michael Lowe, born in Chepstow and a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year. Michael - the 2016 winner of the RWCD Stoutzker Prize for Outstanding Musicianship, and who recently performed as a soloist for HRH the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace - was awarded the prestigious title after a closely fought contest with fellow finalists Dafydd Gape, Jonathan Radford and Rachel Lee Stephens at the Tailiesin Arts Centre in Swansea on Sunday 3 July. (more...)

Impromptu Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON, who is set to appear as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire FLORENZ ZIEGFELD, JR. Oct. 14 th -16 th of 2016 in the new CONUNDRUM THEATRE COMPANY revival production of Funny Girl at THE HISTORIC RIALTO THEATRE in South Pasadena, is among the nominees for Best Actor for THE 2015 / 2016 ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARDS. Mr. Robinson has been nominated for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's classic one-act allegorical comedy- drama of life in The Theatre, IMPROMPTU, which was a part of THE EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE evening of four one-acts JUST 4 FUN presented at THE LINCOLN STEGMAN THEATRE in North Hollywood. In addition to Mr. Robinson, his fellow IMPROMPTU cast members: CASEY KRUBINER as Winnifred, JOEY TREZISE as Tony and LUCY KRUBINER as Lora, have all received Best Supporting Performance Award nominations for their fine work in Mosel's play. TAD MOSEL is best known as the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ALL THE WAY HOME.  (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: West End Theatres Send a Message To The World: London Is Open!
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the world to know that despite the recent Brexit vote, his city is still a thriving example of diversity and culture. (more...)

Broadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup featuring the world's favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/9/2016 - New Principal at SCHOOL OF ROCK, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 9, 2016

Today's big news: Samuel French kicks off its 2016 OOB Short Play Festival, Jenn Gambatese joins SCHOOL OF ROCK, and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA opens at Shakespeare in the Park! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cover Art Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)

AUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast Recording
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The new London Cast Recording of Funny Girl is now available. (more...)

Song Tracks Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The song selections for Kristin Chenoweth's new album includes many great stabdards. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Release New Album 'The Art of Elegance' September 23
by Alan Henry - Aug 4, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth has teased on Twitter that she will be releasing a new album this fall! BroadwayWorld has learned the album, which will be titled 'The Art of Elegance' will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release of September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Light Opera Works Announces Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Light Opera Works' 2016 season continues with MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, Funny Girl and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 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...)

Kristin Chenoweth Explains the Wacky Release Timing of Her and Idina Menzel's New Albums
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd, but she's not the only Broadway superstar who will drop an album that day. Her Wicked costar Idina Menzel will release 'Idina.' on the same day, but the timing was not planned. 'I'm guessing she was as surprised as me,' Chenoweth told App.com. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Announces Cast and Production Team of FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

While full rehearsals are currently underway at multiple locations - including The Community Room of The South Pasadena Public Library, the new non-Equity professional theatre group of the Greater Pasadena Area, THE CONUNDRUM THEATRE COMPANY, has announced its complete cast of its Inaugural Production of 'Funny Girl' the classic, Tony-nominated, Oscar-winning musical theatre hit that made the gifted Barbara Streisand into an international stage and screen star. (more...)

OCPAC Set to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

SMC & SWC Welcomes Paul Caldwell for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This October marks Paul Caldwell's very first concert as the new artistic director for Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC). SWC kicks off the 2016-2017 season with Unveiled, a five performance run from October 21-29, inside Capitol Hill's historic Saint Mark's Cathedral. SMC continues the season with their highly anticipated holiday concert, Silver & Soul, at Benaroya Hall from December 4-22, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Sings 'Pure Imagination' with Seth MacFarlane
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2016

Barbara Streisand, one of the most beloved stars of stage and screen in history, teams up with comedic actor Seth MacFarlane in this unlikely duo for a beautiful rendition of 'Pure Imagination,' from the 1972 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Check out a sneak peek of the process below, and make sure to catch Streisand on her current tour across the country! (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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...)

BWW Review: Barbra Streisand; The Diva Shines Her Light on Chicago
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 10, 2016

Barbra Streisand. That name alone strikes millions of people as one of the best singers in the world. She is a queen, a diva and a superstar all rolled into one. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

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