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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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Liberace Bio Musical Back on Track with New Producer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following the success of HBO's film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, executive producer Jerry Weintraub began making moves to bring the legendary Liberace's story to the stage. According to the New York Post, a musical will likely be on the horizon.  (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...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (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...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Announces Ledger, Monroe, Streisand Items Among Hollywood Legends
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced its highly anticipated Hollywood Legends auction to take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. This year's Hollywood event will offer collectors and fans the chance to peek inside the lives of some of Hollywood's most famous action heroes and leading ladies. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Syfy's THE MAGICIANS Features Classic Musical Number from 'LES MIZ'
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Last night's  episode of THE MAGICIANS on Syfy featured a performance of the LES MISERABLES show-stopper 'One Day More.' (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Mar 23, 2017

'I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it' is the claim by aspiring vaudeville music show actress Fanny Brice at the top of Funny Girl.  Fanny is no ordinary showgirl- no 'Miss Atlantic City'. Her gift is to use that backstreet Brooklyn wit on the stage and tear up the rulebook set by the shows impresarios. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Fugard Theatre scooped three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at the 2016 ceremony which was held at Artscape Theatre last night. (more...)

CRT Downtown Welcomes Broadway Actress Jeri Sager in THIS BROAD'S WAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The glamour and talent of the Great White Way comes to CRT Downtown this Saturday, March 25 at 7:30, as Broadway singer, actress and recording artist Jeri Sager makes her Central New York debut with her cabaret act THIS BROAD'S WAY.  Sager will perform a songbook of some of the best loved Broadway songs, done cabaret style with piano accompaniment.   (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by David Fick - Mar 20, 2017

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs. (more...)

Ross Hewitt's RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Rainbows & Ribbons' a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC this week on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Maguire, Kalidas, Tompsett And More To Perform At WEST END BIG BUSK Charity Show For London Homeless At the Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

West End Big Busk (in association with Joel Marvin)  will  present a charity gala evening at The Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End on Tuesday April 11 featuring stars of the West End and other special guests in aid of  the Passage Charity who support the homeless in London. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces Cast for Concert of Broadway Classic, BRIGADOON, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, and producer Jan McArt, director of Lynn's theatre arts program development, today announced the lead performers for this weekend's collaborative concert of a Broadway classic, Brigadoon, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

BWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Mar 13, 2017

Candlelight, the only dinner theatre in the state and indubitably the best theatrical value, opens its doors after a 3-month hiatus with CAMELOT on March 18. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS by Ross Hewitt to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

'Rainbows & Ribbons' a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (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...)

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...)

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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