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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".



BWW Review: THE GREAT BROADWAY BELT SHOW! at Feinstein's/54 Below is Sugary, Showstopping Goodness
by Troy Frisby - May 9, 2017

If showstoppers are the sugary-sweet dessert of any Broadway show, you might think eating nothing but cake would leave you sick to your stomach. But in the case of THE GREAT BROADWAY BELT SHOW! at Feinstein's/54 Below, you'd be wrong. At the April 25 show, dessert for dinner never looked so good. (more...)

Britni Leslie Brings BOURBON ST. TO BROADWAY to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

How does a Southern Bell from Alabama end up somewhere over the rainbow. Will her dreams come true?  (more...)

El musical SUGAR, CON FALDAS Y A LO LOCO comienza su tercera temporada en Barcelona
by Josť GermŠn MartŪnez Paneque - May 9, 2017

El proximo 29 de junio y durante cuatro unicas semanas tendra lugar en el Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona la tercera temporada del musical SUGAR - CON FALDAS Y A LO LOCO, basado en la famosa pelicula de Billy Wilder CON FALDAS Y A LO LOCO. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's timeless family favorite, Beauty and The Beast, LIVE on the ABT stage. With expansive sets, brilliant costumes and a tremendous cast of characters, this "tale as old as time" tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. All of the fanciful characters, such as a talking tightly-wound clock (the butler), adorable tea cup (a young boy) and kindhearted candelabra (maitre d') are trapped in this spellbound form. If the Beast can learn to love, and be loved in return, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Onstage June 2 - July 2, 2017. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Welcomes Two Millionth Customer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Marlowe Theatre this week welcomed its two millionth customer.   (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Headline Ogunquit Playhouse's Season Opener MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Casting Announced for Chichester Festival Theatre's THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

A new play by Deborah Bruce, THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN, will premiere at Chichester's Minerva Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin in a co-production with Headlong. Running from 14 July - 5 August, the press night will be on 21 July. The cast includes Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro. (more...)

First Look at Matthew Croke in the Title Role in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released an exclusive first look at Matthew Croke as the title role in Aladdin ahead of his first performance in the title role on 5 June 2017 at the Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Come hear the music play! Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the launching of its first-ever cabaret series, which will take place in the Perlberg Studio Theatre. The premiere event, which runs from June 9 - June 11, features local favorite Laura Hodos performing her acclaimed show, Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs!, a program of songs associated with musical theatre legends Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Barbra Streisand. Selections include numbers from such shows as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Funny Girl. Hodos will be accompanied by Paul Reekie at the piano. (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg at Rockwell Stage and Show this June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA.. on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.  John Randall is the Musical Director with a special guest tba.  Steven recreates Miss Streisand's greatest hits as well as songs she never did.. and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA show is the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person.. and you can meet this one afterwards!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Garden Street School Of The Performing Arts Presents FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Members of Garden Street Children's Musical Theater Company have been rehearsing under the direction of Broadway star Anne Brummel whose credits include WICKED, Evita, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Funny Girl. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 15, 2017
by - May 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Imagine Dragons to Perform at 2017 TrevorLIVE Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway star Shoshana Bean are set to perform at the TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, The Trevor Project announced today. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
by David Fick - Apr 29, 2017

The Fugard's first new musical production of 2017 puts Funny Girl on South African stages, and the results are delightful - with a powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice, the stage, radio and film personality around whom everyone and everything in the show revolves. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Reveals Which Musical She'd Do 'Right Now'!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 28, 2017

Lea Michele stopped by this morning's GMA to discuss her new album 'Places' and reveal which musical she's ready to star in 'right now'! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years With Exciting Changes!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Drama Desk Award nominations are being announced from Feinstein's/54 Below, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 bows on Broadway! (more...)

Showers in the Mother City Won't Rain on The Fugard's Parade as FUNNY GIRL Opens in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

There may have been a thunderstorm in the Mother City today, but nobody is gonna rain on The Fugard's parade as Funny Girl celebrates its opening tonight. Having commenced performances on 18 April, The Fugard will welcome the media and special guests from the Cape Town entertainment scene at a special performance of the show this evening. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Teases Possible FUNNY GIRL Run, Reveals Least Favorite GLEE Song
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Lea Michele tells Andy Cohen if she would be interested to do Funny Girl, since Ryan Murphy recently bought the rights to the script. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) 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...)

2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The 21st Annual IRNE Awards ceremony was held last night in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

The Very Best of Barbra - Celebrate Streisand's 75th in Song!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today is a very special one for all respectable, citizens of the world. Rejoice- for April 24, 2017 marks 75 glorious years with Barbra Streisand on the planet. What better way to celebrate the birthday of the best-selling female recording artist in history, than in song? (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today, BWW celebrates the 75th birthday of living legend Barbra Streisand with a look back at her top Billboard 100 hits. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Miami (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - Apr 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice. (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...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (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...)

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...)

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