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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".


Behind The Scenes Q&A With GLEE Cast In New FOX LOUNGE
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

The cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE take some time out to answer a vast assortment of questions as part of FOX LOUNGE and a new entry is now available to view. (more...)

GLEE Releases New Social Media Image Confirming NYC Move & Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is set to make the big move from Lima, OH, to New York, NY, on this week's show and the majority of the cast of the series as it now stands are featured on a new social media image just posted on the official Facebook page. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts Preview of GLEE's Upcoming 'New New York'
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 30, 2014

GLEE breakout star and Broadway headliner Darren Criss joins with fellow GLEE star Chord Overstreet to host a preview of the upcoming 'New New York' episode of the hit musical dramedy series airing later this week. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now Available, Featuring FUNNY GIRL & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 30, 2014

All the musical moments from this week's upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE are now available to hear in full. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Perform with North Carolina Symphony, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony on Friday, 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...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE 100 - The Sequel!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2014

Last night's second part of the celebratory 100th episode, titled “New Directions”, written and directed by co-creator Brad Falchuk, delivered a recognizable vibe and welcome feeling of the first season of the show - as is all too apt considering the series is transitioning before our very eyes and ears to a predominantly New York City-set storyline. McKinley Goodbyes! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - I CAN'T SING: THE X-FACTOR MUSICAL Opens Tonight in London!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 2014

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: I CAN'T SING: THE X-FACTOR MUSICAL opens in the West End! (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: FUNNY GIRL 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Recording Set for 4/29 Splashy Remastered Release
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 25, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage production of Funny Girl, and 46 years since she reprised her critically acclaimed role for the 1968 feature film, winning her an Oscar. The reason that it's so hard to believe is because she's still as relevant as ever and has to be the greatest Broadway export of all time. On April 29, Capitol/UMe will release the Gold-certified Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording in a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition boxed set with a digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, as well as a 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the production and a new essay by Jay Landers, her longtime A&R executive, who has worked with her on many recordings. The remastered original cast recording will also be available for digital purchase, including 192k and 96k high definition audio on HDtracks. (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker to Star in STEVIE, Kicking Off Chichester Festival 2014 from April 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Chichester's Festival 2014 opens with a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning glimpse into the unconventional life of celebrated English poet and novelist Stevie Smith. (more...)

Joanne Tatham Set for Series of Shows at The Metropolitan Room this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

This spring the L.A.-based Joanne Tatham gives New York another whirl as she returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed cabaret concert 'Soundtrack New York.' Tatham's fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan plays four nights -- Tuesday May 13 at 7pm, Saturday May 17 at 4pm, Sunday May 18 at 9:30pm and Sunday June 1 at 7pm. (more...)

The Greatest Star! Incredible Vintage Footage Of Barbra Streisand In Broadway FUNNY GIRL!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2014

It's a beautiful day for fans of Barbra Streisand! An astonishingly extensive and utterly fascinating new video clip collection showcasing the international icon onstage in the original Broadway production of Funny Girl is now available to view. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE 100! The Original Ten Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 19, 2014

The Beatles once sang, 'You say goodbye / I say hello,' and so it goes with the gang on FOX's hit musical dramedy GLEE - new beginnings; new endings; and, well, New Directions, too. GLEE's '100' episode reunited the original crew - minus, of course, the tragically deceased Cory Monteith, who played headlining football hero Finn and who was paid elegant tribute with grace and class both last week and this week in his absence - with the addition of the new gleeks added in the ensuing seasons. While many of the new stars never managed to capture the lighting in a bottle that the originals commanded, it is undeniable that they each provided their own special spice in the GLEE stew and a handful broke out to considerable prominence on Broadway and beyond, particularly in the case of Darren Criss aka Blaine. Nonetheless, what made us all fall in love with GLEE in the first place, lo, more than five seasons ago, was that original recipe - and it's still as savory, spicy, sweet and mouth-watering as ever, as last night's spectacular celebratory entry showcased in spades; and hearts, too. But, yet, we are forced to ask: is this the end or the beginning? (more...)

Sneak Peek & Behind The Scenes Of GLEE's 100th Episode
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2014

The cast, creators and crew of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee raised a glass to the international success of the series in a special celebration marking the wrap of the 100th episode, which recently finished filming, and a new video featurette is now available to view all about it. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2014

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: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Lea Michele, Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Sport Shades On GLEE NYC Set
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2014

A trio of notable breakout stars from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE have been spotted sporting sunglasses and looking cool on the NYC set of the series judging from a series of photos recently released via social media. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform 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 the concert below! (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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