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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...)

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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 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...)

BWW's On This Day - November 26, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 26, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: President Obama Gets 'Verklempt' Awarding Medal of Freedom to Barbra StreisandVIDEO: President Obama Gets 'Verklempt' Awarding Medal of Freedom to Barbra Streisand
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Star of stage and screen, Barbra Streisand received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award at the White House yesterday. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making OperaBWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2015

The Met's production of Verdi's great opera RIGOLETTO, is often referred to as the 'Ratpack' version--because it is set in the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and his high-living cronies. From its debut, it was a huge success for the company and with good cause. It was brilliantly conceived and sung, even though the title role seemed fuzzier than it usually is in the standard setting. But how would it stand up, season after season, I wondered, when the novelty wore off? The good news is that the production (excitingly designed by Christine Jones) not only remains effective and entertaining, but, in a key way, it is even better than at the premiere nearly three years ago. (more...)

Andrea Bell Wolff to Bring BAD GIRLS DO CRY to Iridium, 12/22Andrea Bell Wolff to Bring BAD GIRLS DO CRY to Iridium, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

New Yorkers will be dancing in the streets this December when Broadway, regional and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff, reprises her smashing show "Bad Girls Do Cry," conceived and written by Andrea Bell Wolff and Barry Levitt, at Iridium on Dec. 22. The music and comedy performance featuring the diminutive performer with giant-size talent is dedicated to the sounds of 1960s girl groups. Musical Director Barry Levitt, leading a quintet as well as additional singers Carolee Goodgold and Deb Lyons, will accompany Andrea in a string of hits. Dennis Deal directs the show.  "Bad Girls Do Cry" will play one show Dec. 22nd at 8:30pm at Iridium, 1650 Broadway in Manhattan (51st Street). Reservations are essential. Call (212) 582-2121 or reserve online at: http://theiridium.com/events/andrea-bell-wolff/. There is a $30 cover charge and a $15 drink or food minimum per person.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 22, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 21, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 21, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/20/2015 - FIDDLER, FUNNY GIRL, THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/20/2015 - FIDDLER, FUNNY GIRL, THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 20, 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: FIDDLER returns to Broadway, Funny Girl arrives in London, Billie Joe Armstrong's new musical lands off-Broadway and more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 13-20THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 13-20
by Nora Dominick - Nov 20, 2015

Highlights from this week include MISERY opens on Broadway, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY gets ready to hit the road, THE WIZ LIVE gets ready to hit TV screens, LAURA BENANTI ties the knot and SO much more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Starts Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryFUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Starts Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere tonight, November 20, 2016. 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. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 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, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Where's Barbra? BC/EFA Launches Streisand Holiday Ornament Sweepstakes!Where's Barbra? BC/EFA Launches Streisand Holiday Ornament Sweepstakes!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Where's Barbra? That's what you have to figure out in a sweepstakes launched by BC/EFA. Guess which iconic theatre district locales the new Barbra Streisand ornament visited and you'll be entered to win your very own ornament. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 17, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 17, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 16, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 16, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present A CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS, Opening 11/27Cape May Stage to Present A CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS, Opening 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

 Cape May history comes to life at Cape May Stage this holiday season at the world premiere of 'A Cape May Christmas,' opening Friday,  November 27. Cape May Stage is located at 405 Lafayette Street in Cape May. On Saturday, November 28, Cape May Stage will also present 'The Twelve Dates of Christmas' at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May. Both plays were created by women playwrights, the sixth and seventh productions in a season of all-female playwrights in 2015. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan and More Honored with 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for Next Week!Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan and More Honored with 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that among the 17 recipients of the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom are Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Barbra Streisand, as well as pop star and ON YOUR FEET! creator Gloria Estefan. President Barack Obama named this year's honoreees today, and the awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 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: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (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...)

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...)

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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