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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".


Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Sings 'Send in the Clowns' Trump Parody at Clinton Fundraiser & We've Got the Lyrics (and Video)!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The evening belonged to Hillary and Streisand. Streisand's set started out with 'Everything' from her 1970 film A STAR IS BORN, 'Being at War With Each other' by Carole King, 'Losing My Mind' by Stephen Sondheim from her new ENCORE album and 'Pure Imagination' addressing the environment (also from ENCORE). Then the place went wild when she performed Stephen Sondheim's 'Send in the Clowns' with re-written lyrics skewering Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The audience went wild and Barbra received 9 standing ovations! (more...)

Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 9/14 - 9/16
by TV Scoop - Sep 8, 2016

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Graham Norton Will Host with Ramin Karimloo, Summer Strallen, Gina Beck, Ben Freeman, David Bedella and more at WEST END BARES 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) today announced that following his triumphant appearance last year, Graham Norton will once again host this year's West End Bares: EXCALIBARE at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 25 September at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. He will be joined by West End star co-hosts, Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies), Gina Beck (Showboat, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera) and Ben Freeman (The Rocky Horror Show, Happy Days, Legally Blonde, Wicked). (more...)

2015-16 METAs Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic work in Montreal's English Theatre. Established in 2012, the peer-juried awards exist to promote professional and emerging English theatre artists and companies, to heighten their visibility both regionally and beyond, and to elevate the level of critical discourse about theatre in Montreal amongst artists and with the community at large. (more...)

JEST END is Back in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Jest End is back! The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns! (more...)

Listen: Barbra Streisand Chats Career, 'Method', Politics and More for SiriusXM Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

SiriusXM recently welcomed the return of The Barbra Streisand Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist Barbra Streisand, on September 6, featuring an exclusive 'Town Hall' special with the legend, hosted by actor and ENCORE collaborator Patrick Wilson, on September 7.  (more...)

BWW Interview: BUYER & CELLAR's Jai Rodriguez Loves Selling It Live Onstage
by Gil Kaan - Sep 6, 2016

A Broadway Baby, Jai Rodriguez gained national prominence with the successful debut of the ground-breaking Bravo-TV's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR brings Jai back to the boards, this time on the West Coast at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
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BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

JEST END Returns to Waterloo East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE CHEW on ABC
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth is on today's edition of THE CHEW on ABC airing at 1 pm/et. Below, check out some fun teaser links below. This airs 1-2 pm. ET on ABC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Offers Josh Groban Some Pre-Broadway Debut Advice on LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Josh Groban co-hosted today's LIVE WITH KELLY and talked about preparing for his upcoming Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to perform '"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally last Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'You're My Saving Grace' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'Smile' Live on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'Smile' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Darryl Maximillian Robinson and John Ruskin
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2016

Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( Los Angeles-based theatre artist and Founder, Artistic Director And Producer of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) and Actor John Ruskin ( Founder and Authorized Instructor of The Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica ) were the guests Monday Septemper 19th on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE, the informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington and which is currently streaming on Youtube.com. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY; Josh Groban Co-Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Josh Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of LIVE WITH KELLY. Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will also stop by the show to perform from her new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/21/2016 - Hasan Minhaj, Edward Albee and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 2016

Today's big news: THE DAILY SHOW's Hasan Minhaj launches a new series on Muslim identity at Joe's Pub, and theaters across Broadway and Off-Broadway dim their lights tonight in honor of Edward Albee! (more...)

TV Exclusive: On the Field and in Our Hearts! Listen to Kristin Chenoweth's 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from THE ART OF ELEGANCE
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' is set for a digital release this Friday, September 23rd, followed by a physical release on September 30th, 2016, featuring a collection of American Songbook standards. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive listen to 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from the album, set to footage from Chenoweth's recent appearance at the Patriots-Cardinals 'Sunday Night Football' showdown earlier this month. Check it out below! (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Announced for Light Opera Works JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITSOctober 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Patti LuPone Returns to the OC with COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 12, 2016

The very second that Tony Award-winning Broadway Legend Patti LuPone sings---heck, even when she walks out before she belts a single note---you know you're in the presence of someone that deserves the mountains of accolades she has continuously enjoyed through a very long, illustrious career on the stage. That very storied career became the abundantly cheeky narrative jumping-off point for her latest one-woman concert entitled COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA... PLAYED THAT PART, which played to a packed house at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this past Friday, September 9. For her one-night-only return to the OC (part of the Center's 30th Anniversary offerings), Ms. LuPone was armed with a songbook of both showtunes she wishes she would have sung on Broadway and showtunes she herself made famous. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Will Appear as a Guest on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of Funny Girl at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christine Jimenez to Present Art Exhibition at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

A watercolour collection of caricatures by Christine Jimenez. This exhibition features the actors from The Entertainer, Funny Girl, Doctor Faustus, The Spoils, A View From The Bridge, Hamlet, Made In Dagenham, The Ruling Class, Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon, Urinetown, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables.?? (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 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.  CHARM will 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...)

Natasha J. Barnes to Step Into Iconic Glass Slippers for CINDERELLA at the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that Natasha J. Barnes has been cast in the title role in the forthcoming London revival of Cinderella.  (more...)

Must-Watch VIDEO: TONIGHT SHOW Outtake - After Goofs, Jimmy Fallon Joins Barbra Streisand & Alec Baldwin for Duet!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In this outtake from last Thursday's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin turned their duet of 'The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened' into a trio when they invite Jimmy Fallon to sing along (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's return to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, May 10–14, 2017 in the Edlis Neeson Theater, located at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago. This marks the company's fourth appearance since 2012 on the MCA Stage; both previous danc(e)volve engagements as well as Princess Grace Awards: New Works have been dedicated to world premieres of contemporary dance, developed in collaboration with Hubbard Street's acclaimed ensemble, led by established and ascending choreographers.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 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, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016
by - Aug 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks Politics, New Album & More on 60 MINUTES
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The singer sat down with the show's Michael Usher to discuss politics, her successful career in entertainment and her newest album 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

VIDEO: Are Those My Lips? Barbra Streisand Presented with New Caricature at Sardi's!
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

In a special bonus clips from Barbra Streisand's appearance on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the legendary star visits the iconic New York eatery Sardi's, renowned for its caricatures of Broadway luminaries. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 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, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tiffany Engen Talks Shoes and the Magic of KINKY BOOTS
by Kailey Hansen - Aug 29, 2016

For one week only, the mega-hit musical Kinky Boots returns to its hometown. Known for sweeping the 2013 Tony Awards (where it won Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography), this popular Broadway smash originally took flight in Chicago back in 2012. The pre-Broadway run premiered at the Bank of America Theatre, and four years later the show is returning to the Windy City for a newly-minted national tour. Broadway star and Kinky Boots cast member, Tiffany Engen, gives Broadwayworld.com an inside look at what makes this show so dazzling: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Visits Sierra Boggess' SCHOOL OF ROCK Dressing Room with 60 Minutes
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2016

As part of her exclusive 60 Minutes interview to promote her new album, Encore, Barbra Streisand recently visited her former Funny Girl dressing room at the Winter Garden Theater. At the time, the dressing room was occupied by School of Rock star Sierra Boggess, who recently departed the newest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to star in a Paris production of Phantom of the Opera.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016
by - Aug 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Miss Barbra Streisand on CBS SUNDAY MORNING? Watch Here!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2016

During the show, the Grammy winner returned to the Winter Garden Theater, where she starred in 1964's Funny Girl, visited Sardi's, walked the theatre district and talked about getting started in the business, her family, and life in Malibu, California. Streisand shares her thoughts on singing and her new album, 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,' which is available now. (more...)

Barbra Sings Broadway- Listen to Our Showtunes by Streisand Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Though she has appeared on Broadway only twice during her legendary career (Funny Girl and I Can Get It For You Wholesale), there is no denying that Barbra Streisand is beloved by theatre fans everywhere. She has famously crooned standards from every show from Guys and Dolls to Sweeney Todd, and she's not finished yet. (more...)

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