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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".


Alice Ripley Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Today, we are particularly pleased and grateful to announce that Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for the event and pay tribute to the classic composer. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

VIDEO: Sondheim & More on Last Night's GLEE; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

On last night's episode of GLEE titled 'Bash,' Rachel took the next step in committing to her role in "Funny Girl." Meanwhile, Kurt was the victim of an attack because of his sexual preference. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Funny Girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Tonight, April 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on GLEE, airing on FOX tonight, April 8, 2014! (more...)

Glee-Cap: Bash.
by Robert Lawlor - Apr 8, 2014

We all know our favorite Ohioans turned New Yorkers have been having all kinds of big fun since they arrived, but as we know, New York while magical, can also be a rough and tumble kind of town. Tonight, the less than gleeful side of New York rears its ugly head, leaving our favorite former glee clubbers to pick up the pieces. Tonight's episode will deal with some harsh subject matter, so viewer discretion is advised. Sam, Rachel, Kurt, and Blaine attend a candle light vigil and channel the emotion into "No One Is Alone" from Into the Woods as they pay their respects. The producer of Funny Girl gives the company a pep talk, wanting and demanding a hit from his actors. Rachel discusses her scheduling conflicts with NYADA with her producer, who gives her a pass to finish out the year with a critique from the staff. Mercedes catches Sam watching Facts of Life, and joins him for all the 80's girl-school fun. Sam has tried everything to sleep better, even getting Blaine to read him Star Wars fan-fic, but nothing seems to work. Sam asks Mercedes about why she broke up with him, and her answer doesn't stick, as the two go at it on the couch. The weekly pot-luck dinner continues, as news of a neighbor being gay bashed (and lucky to be alive) breaks the joyful mood, but talk quickly turns to the winter critique at NYADA, which is challenging the NYADA hopefuls to Sondheim. Sam brings Mercedes to the East River to make some wishes, and their cute couple status begins to rise even more. Mercedes tells Sam she's willing to give them a chance, but wants it to be taken slowly with boundaries and rules to be implemented. Mercedes, being the strong independent woman she is, channels all of that ferocity into "You Make Me Feel like a Natural Woman". (more...)

Emotional 'No One Is Alone' From INTO THE WOODS As Seen On Tonight's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Tonight's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and a first look at an emotionally powerful new musical sequence set to Stephen Sondheim's classic 'No One Is Alone' from INTO THE WOODS is now available to view. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now On iTunes, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Today, we are priveleged and humbled to announce that legendary four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and honor the classic composer with a Styne showstopper as only she can do. (more...)

Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Today, April 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on GLEE, airing on FOX on today, April 8, 2014! (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Smolder In Behind The Scenes Selfie On GLEE NYC Set
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 7, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and Glee breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss comment on the next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series titled 'Bash' and reveal new details about some of the songs being performed - including a handful by the one and only original Broadway baby himself, Stephen Sondheim! (more...)

All Songs Now Available From This Week's GLEE, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a sensational showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, 'Broadway Baby'. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11, With Gillette, Graff, Gravitte, Gonzalez, Uggams & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)

Lea Michele & Darren Criss Play Broadway Trivia In Honor Of Next Week's Theatrical GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and Glee breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss comment on the next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series titled 'Bash' and reveal new details about some of the songs being performed - including a handful by the one and only original Broadway baby himself, Stephen Sondheim! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Judy, Barbra & Ethel Schmooze & Sing Spectacularly
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to kick off a brand new weekly column celebrating some classic celluloid moments from theatre history - whether culled from TV, film, vintage footage or even more obscure sources - with a very special focus on the best and brightest stars of yesteryear, thusly titled THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY! (more...)

Raul Esparza Performs 'My Man' From FUNNY GIRL At MISCAST 2014
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

In addition to a showstopping performance of a legendary duet from iconic musical theatre masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY given by Broadway headliners Raul Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda at the recent star-studded MISCAST 2014 gala, Esparza also treated attendees to a spirited rendition of iconic Funny Girl film showstopper 'My Man' and a new clip of the performance is now available to view. (more...)

Lea Michele & Darren Criss Tease Multiple Sondheim Songs On Next Week's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and Glee breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss comment on the next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series titled 'Bash' and reveal new details about some of the songs being performed - including a handful by the one and only original Broadway baby himself, Stephen Sondheim! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Sings THE WIZARD OF OZ & THE WIZ Medley At MISCAST 2014
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

In addition to a showstopping performance of a legendary duet from iconic musical theatre masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY given by Broadway headliners Raul Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda at the recent star-studded MISCAST 2014 gala, Esparza also treated attendees to a spirited rendition of iconic Funny Girl film showstopper 'My Man' and a new clip of the performance is now available to view. (more...)

Darren Criss & Jane Lynch On Last Night's GLEE Episode In New #GleeAlong Conversation
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and GLEE breakout stars Darren Criss and Jane Lynch joined together for a conversation centered upon this week's Funny Girl-themed episode of GLEE titled 'Opening Night' and the complete Google Hangout video is now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison Perform 'NYC' on GLEE
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) pictures what her trip to New York with Will (Matthew Morrison) will be like, with a shake of her snow globe and some imagination. Check out their performance of the Annie classic, 'NYC' below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Darren Criss, Shirley MacLaine Duet on Next GLEE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Get a sneak peek below including a Criss/MacLaine duet of the Janis Joplin classic 'Take a Piece of My Heart!' (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Outrageous Opening Night, FUNNY GIRL Style
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2014

'This place smells like barf!' exclaimed Sue Sylvester upon arriving in the Big Apple for the very first time. Yet, nothing came close to stinking in last night's Glee - actually, it was one of the most April fresh and Broadway-centric, blissfully entertaining episodes to date, all considered. Funny Girl, too! Plus, BroadwayWorld got lovingly name-checked - again! (more...)

Preview Matthew Morrison & Jane Lynch Perform 'NYC' From ANNIE On Tonight's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2014

All the songs from this week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, titled 'Opening Night' are now available to hear - including some stupendous showstoppers from much-loved musicals ANNIE, Funny Girl and more, also featuring the returns of Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch. (more...)

Glee-Cap: Opening Night.
by Robert Lawlor - Apr 22, 2014

Curtain up, light the lights - it's opening night of Funny Girl and Rachel Berry is going out there a Broadway wannabe, and coming back - well, the greatest star, darling. Before we dive into an evening straight out of season one of Smash - (RIP Ivy Lynn) - let's have a round of applause for the one and only, Matt Tamanini for stepping in like a chorus girl getting to go on for the lead role for the first time last week! So, without further ado, let's get this show on the road - it's Broadway or Bust for Ms. Berry! Rachel gets a blast from the past in a dream where she is back at McKinley performing "LoveFool" by the Cardigans to an audience made up of flashbacks of her friends, as well as bored beyond all reason Becky, Karofsky, Sue, and Jacob Ben Israel. Rachel awakes from her dream, completely horrified. Holy stage fright, Batman! Kurt tries to keep Rachel in check from her self doubt, putting her on a lock down from online and putting her in a love zone - only love for Ms. Berry before opening night. Back at McKinley, no that is not a typo, Sue corners Will and tries to get him to take her as his plus one to New York for Rachel's opening so that she can visit New York and to save her credibility. Will agrees to take Sue along, but only if she pays the too pregnant to attend Emma back and attends Rachel's big Broadway debut. Sue and Will get in touch with the Big Apple with a little "NYC" from Annie. (more...)

Golden Rainbow Now Accepting Talent Submissions for 28th Annual RIBBON OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow is accepting talent submissions for the 28th annual "Ribbon of Life" spectacular now through Monday, April 28. The fundraising production, hosted by returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, will take place in The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on GLEE, airing on FOX on Tuesday, April 29, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: GLEE on FOX - Today, April 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on GLEE, airing on FOX on today, April 22, 2014! (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now Available! Featuring ANNIE, FUNNY GIRL & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2014

All the songs from this week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, titled 'Opening Night' are now available to hear - including some stupendous showstoppers from much-loved musicals ANNIE, Funny Girl and more, also featuring the returns of Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings 'People' & More; Watch All the Performances from Last Night's GLEE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

On last night's episode of GLEE titled 'New New York,' it's few months after the end of the glee club, New Directions alumni are adjusting to their new lives in the Big Apple (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Goes Downtown, All The Way To NYC
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2014

A new dawn. A new day. Best day? Best episode in… forever! GLEE made the official move to the Big Apple with this week's ep and with it came a revitalized, fresh new tone, style and locale while still providing some sensational musical sequences as we have come to expect - except now, in a whole new milieu. Funny Girl, too! (more...)

SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 19, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present yet another world premiere exclusive first listen to a track from the next episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a stupendous showstopper from Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's iconic score for Funny Girl, featuring Lea Michele performing 'I'm The Greatest Star'. (more...)

The Skivvies, Betty Buckley & More Set for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Artistic Director John McDaniel announced headliners for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference today. The ten-day Conference begins July 23 with nightly performances. The Grand Finale ends the O'Neill summer season on Saturday evening, August 2. (more...)

Carnegie in Concert Presents BIRDIE TO BRICE: 50 YEARS OF CARMON DELEONE, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season continues with the celebration of Carmon DeLeone's half century of musical influence and achievement. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - It's Rachel's 'Opening Night' on Next GLEE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On the next episode of FOX's GLEE titled 'Opening Night', the night has finally arrived for Rachel's (Lea Michele) Broadway debut in 'Funny Girl.' (more...)

Glee-Cap: Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 16, 2014

Somehow, I think your normal GLEE-capper, Robert Lawlor, knew this was going to be a down week for GLEE when he asked me to pinch-hit for him (don't worry if you don't know what that means, it's a sports term). While I have been generally quite pleased with the majority of episodes over the last two seasons, this episode felt like a throwback to Season 2 or 3, where far too many episodes felt like simply filler. While they might have ultimately been entertaining, they primarily served as a placeholder until we got to the more plot-specific episodes. With Kurt's attack last week and Rachel's 'Funny Girl' opening a week away, this episode felt disappointingly like a very low-stakes buffer between the two. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Gets Tested
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

Sex, food and rock n roll was the theme of GLEE's "Tested" - showcasing some tubular 80s tunes ranging from Robert Palmer and Foreigner to Pat Benatar and Janet Jackson, all while explicating the finer points of modern sexuality as it pertains to the characters and viewing audience at large, as well. Reliably timely, GLEE got tested - and passed with flying colors; a rainbow, no doubt. (more...)

Billy Porter's BACK ON BROADWAY Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

2013 Tony Award-winning Best Actor Billy Porter has a new solo album BACK ON BROADWAY, which is now available to download. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Billy Porter's BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY is Smooth and Relaxing
by David Clarke - Apr 15, 2014

Despite an extensive and impressive career, Billy Porter recently became a household name when he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The incandescent star released a solo album of Broadway standards, titled BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY. He applies a big band swing, jazz, and contemporary R&B soundscape to these hit songs, giving listeners a unique perspective on these songs. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

Mayo Center Stages BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! tonight, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch Return to GLEE for 'Opening Night'
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 2014

FOX has shared images from the next two episodes of the musical dramedy GLEE. Below, check out photos from next week's 'Tested', as well as 'Opening Night', airing April 22nd! (more...)

Patti LuPone Performs with North Carolina Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony tonight, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

Lea Michele Dazzles In Stylish New Look For Upcoming FUNNY GIRL Sequence On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2014

GLEE breakout star and Broadway notable Lea Michele dazzles with a whole new look for her role as Fanny Brice in the revival of the classic Jule Styne/Bob Merrill musical Funny Girl on an upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE and a first look at the actress in action showing off her new style is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage with the stars below! (more...)

First Look At Lea Michele & More Performing "Downtown" On This Week's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2014

The cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee move to the Big Apple in this week's hotly anticipated switchover episode and a first look at one of the spectacular musical numbers is now available to view. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2014

The cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee move to the Big Apple in this week's hotly anticipated switchover episode and a first look at one of the spectacular musical numbers is now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: New Promo for GLEE's 'Bash' Episode
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Below, check out a promo for GLEE's 'Bash', set to air on FOX on Tuesday, April 8, 2014! In the episode, Rachel takes the next step in committing to her role in 'Funny Girl.' Meanwhile, Kurt is the victim of an attack because of his sexual preference. Watch below! (more...)

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