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Ephie Aardema was recently nominated for a Jeff Award for her performance in “Emma” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. She played Dawn in the 1st national tour of Waitress, originated Tai in Clueless The Musical, and was in the original Broadway cast of The Bridges of Madison County. National tour credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and The Sound of Music (Liesl). Her other NYC/Off-Broadway credits include playing Monteen in Parade at Lincoln Center, Songbird, Daddy Long Legs, and Dear Edwina (Edwina). Regionally she has played at the Old Globe, La Jolla, Papermill, PCLO, Goodspeed, and St. Louis Rep among many others.

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Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Emma/Mrs. Nadler

Fanny Brice (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mrs. Meeker (Understudy) [Replacement]

The New Group World Premiere, 2018

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Dawn [Replacement]

59E59 Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015

[New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Carolyn (Understudy) [Replacement]

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Lea Michele Out of FUNNY GIRL This Week After Testing Positive for Covid

Lea Michele has tested positive for Covid, and will be out of Funny Girl this week.

Paolo Montalban and Anne L. Nathan Will Join Cast of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway

Paolo Montalban and Anne L. Nathan will assume the roles of Florenz Ziegfeld and Mrs. Strakosh in Funny Girl on Broadway. We have all the details!

VIDEO: FUNNY GIRL Announces Broadway Closing; New Performance Montage

Producers Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis and David Babani announced today that Emmy Award nominee Lea Michele, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, 2022 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee and Chita Rivera Award winner Jared Grimes and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh have extended their critically acclaimed, record-breaking run in Broadway’s FUNNY GIRL through Sunday, September 3, 2023, when FUNNY GIRL will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

Photos: Behind the Scenes of the Cast of FUNNY GIRL in the Recording Studio

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl is now available wherever CDs are sold!  All new Behind-the-Scenes photos have been released of the cast recording session.

Video: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm the Greatest Star' & 'Don't Rain On My Parade' in New FUNNY GIRL Commercial

Watch a new commercial for Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Lea Michele singing 'I'm the Greatest Star' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade'!

Breaking: FUNNY GIRL to Launch National Tour

BroadwayWorld has learned that Funny Girl will be launching a national tour, with dates already confirmed for 2024 as part of Atlanta's 2023/2024 Broadway touring season, which also features the pre-Broadway national tour of The Wiz.

FUNNY GIRL Sets New Box Office Record at the August Wilson Theatre

The revival of FUNNY GIRL set a new box office record at the August Wilson Theatre for the week ending January 1, 2023. Learn more about the cast of Funny Girl, and how to get tickets.

Video: FUNNY GIRL's Julie Benko, Tovah Feldshuh & Ephie Aardema Light the Menorah for Hanukkah

Watch Funny Girl on Broadway's Julie Benko, Tovah Feldshuh & Ephie Aardema light the menorah for Hanukkah backstage. 

FUNNY GIRL Shatters All-Time Box Office Record at August Wilson Theatre

The revival of FUNNY GIRL shattered the all-time box office record at the August Wilson Theatre. Read more about FUNNY GIRL's record-breaking run!

Ephie Aardema, Rachel Schur, TikTok's Brett Boles & More to Star in A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! THE MUSICAL Concert

A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical, an irreverent and heartfelt new musical comedy for all ages that puts a “kosher” spin on the Charles Dickens classic, will present an abridged concert version of the show on December 18 (the first night of Hanukkah), in New York City at The Green Room 42.

Listen: FUNNY GIRL New Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now!

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl has been officially released digitally, November 18, 2022, on streaming platforms. Listen to the full album here!

FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Plus check out a teaser video, featuring Lea Michele singing Don't Rain on My Parade!

Judy Kaye and Talia Suskauer Will Lead Industry Presentation Of A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! THE MUSICAL

​​​​​​​A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical, an irreverent and heartfelt new musical comedy for all ages that puts a “kosher” spin on the Charles Dickens classic, will have an industry presentation on December 6 in New York City.

Exclusive Photos: FUNNY GIRL Adds a Hanukkah Song to Carols For A Cure

BroadwayWorld was in the recording studio with Cast Members of Funny Girl as they laid down their vocal track of “Christmas Time”.  Check out photos here!

Tony Danza, Chita Rivera, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

VIDEO: Ephie Aardema Dishes on Being Part of the 'Fanny Pack' as an Understudy in Broadway's FUNNY GIRL

Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back and sit down with actor Ephie Aardema, who shares what it’s like being part of the “Fanny Pack” as one of the Fanny Brice understudies in the Broadway hit musical ‘FUNNY GIRL’. Ephie shares what it’s like returning to the Broadway stage after the pandemic and juggling multiple roles in rehearsals in this video.

Elizabeth Teeter, Ephie Aardema, and More Join Taylor Louderman For Write Out Loud

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents “WRITE OUT LOUD: From Contest to Concert VOLUME 4.” Hosted by Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Musical Direction by Benjamin Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert) and produced by Hannah Kloepfer (Pitch In) with Josh Collopy and Sarah Glugatch. 

VIDEO: Julie Benko Discusses Her 'Big Break' in FUNNY GIRL on CBS MORNINGS

Julie Benko appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss her 'big break' in Funny Girl on Broadway Barbra Streisand's 'shadow,' and recent backstage rumors regarding the show's casting. The video also features performance footage of Benko performing 'I'm the Greatest Star' and rehearsal footage of a new version of 'People' that has been added into the show.

Emmy Award-Winner Jane Lynch To Depart FUNNY GIRL August 14

Five-time Emmy Award winner and 2022 Emmy Award nominee Jane  Lynch will end her run as “Mrs. Brice” in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.

Tickets Available For Shoshana Bean and More At 54 Below

Buy tickets for the next week of performances at 54 Below


Ephie Aardema's next show will be Funny Girl which opens on 4/24/2022 on Broadway.

Ephie Aardema has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Ephie Aardema has not appeared in the West End

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