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Lauren Ambrose will star as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL, in the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher.



FUNNY GIRL will play at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from January 15 through February 26, 2012 prior to opening in spring 2012 on Broadway.



FUNNY GIRL is the road-to-stardom story of legendary entertainer Fanny Brice, from her start in a Brooklyn music hall to her meteoric rise as a headliner in the Ziegfeld Follies. While her career soars, she falls in love with charming gambler Nick Arnstein, just as his own lucky streak is running out. FUNNY GIRL is an irresistible backstage drama, a heartbreaking romance and a classic musical comedy filled with unforgettable songs by the team of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill including “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and the iconic hit “People.”

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Featured Reviews For Funny Girl


'Funny Girl' review — Beanie Feldstein-led revival is a comedy promise unfulfilled - New York Theatre Guide
In the end, Broadway’s new Funny Girl feels like a musical comedy promise left unfulfilled. We’re told more than once that Fanny is hilarious and one-of-a-kind, but proof of that side-splitting singularity doesn’t materialize. So you long for something quirkier, zanier, more out-there and surprising. In short: Girl, show me the funny.

‘Funny Girl’ Broadway Review: Beanie Feldstein Shines as Fanny Brice in Star-Studded Revival - Collider
I was obviously not around to bear witness to the esteemed greatness of the Original Broadway cast of Funny Girl, but I did grow up loving the movie adaptation that starred Streisand and Omar Sharif and that, in my opinion, is a tough act to follow. But, for the past ten years I had been hoping that the eventual and inevitable Funny Girl revival would cast one man, and one man only, in the role. And they did. Ramin Karimloo is effortless in doling out the charm and allure that draws Fanny Brice in and makes her willing to even consider giving up her career... Funny Girl is the exact musical that we need right now. One that embraces the joys and pains of growing up and growing apart, while embracing the beauty that comes from being a funny girl like Fanny Brice.


 

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by Kelsey Denette - November 3, 2011
FUNNY GIRL, which was recently announced to return to Broadway in April 2012 following an engagement at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, has been postponed.
by Nicole Rosky - October 5, 2011
FUNNY GIRL, starring two-time Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose as Fanny Brice and two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale as Nick Arnstein, will open on Broadway in April, 2012 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), following its engagement at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from January 15 through February 26, 2012, it was announced today by producer Bob Boyett. Additional casting, preview and opening dates will be announced shortly. It will be the first time FUNNY GIRL will be on Broadway since the 1964 original production.
by Robert Diamond - September 13, 2011
Two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale will star as Nick Arnstein opposite Lauren Ambrose, who will star as Fanny Brice, in the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL since the 1964 original production. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher.
by Lauren Wolman - August 18, 2011
FUNNY GIRL, the 1964 musical that helped raise Barbra Streisand to stardom, will receive a revival next spring starring 'Six Feet Under' star Lauren Ambrose in Streisand's original role of Fanny Brice.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 4, 2011
BroadwayWorld announced yesterday that Lauren Ambrose has landed the coveted role of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL in the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher. The news came as a surprise to many, as Ambrose - while a screen favortie and sometimes stage star - is not a regular in the big musical circuit. In fact, the announcement had many asking...can she sing? Ambrose, in fact, has powerhouse vocals and has been singing since childhood. She is the lead singer of jazz, swing and ragtime-style Leisure Class band, and in trained in opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Many may also recall Ambrose's famous belt-out of the 'Rainbow of Reasons' gag in a 2006 episode of Six Feet Under. The theater world certainly has a lot to look forward to when this soulful songstress reimagines Fanny onstage.
by Robert Diamond - August 3, 2011
It's just been announced that Lauren Ambrose will star as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL, in the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher.
by Robert Diamond - August 3, 2011
As speculated about online and confirming BWW's previous reports that the actress was in negotiations, it's now official that Lauren Ambrose will indeed star as Fanny Brice in the new revival of FUNNY GIRL. The show will open in LA at the Ahmanson Theater on February 1, 2012, and is expected to transfer to Broadway thereafter. The new production will be directed by Bartlett Sher.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 1, 2011
As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway producer Bob Boyett is endeavoring to revive FUNNY GIRL on Broadway with famed director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Awake and Sing, The Light in the Piazza) at the helm. Rumors have been circulating that Broadway veteran and GLEE star Lea Michele had her eyes on the project, but according to E!Online, stage veteran Lauren Ambrose is the producers' current favorite to play the iconic role. Check out Ambrose appropriately singing 'My Man' last year at Joe's Pub below!

Funny Girl Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Funny Girl have their been?
Funny Girl has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, West End which opened in 1966, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2016 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What productions of Funny Girl have their been?
Funny Girl has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, West End which opened in 1966, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2016 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What is the order of songs in Funny Girl and what's the order?
Poker Chant
If a Girl Isn't Pretty
I'm the Greatest Star
Eddie's Fifth Encore
Cornet Man
Who Taught Her Everything
His Love Makes Me Beautiful
I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight
Henry Street
People
You Are Woman
Don't Rain on My Parade
Sadie, Sadie
Find Yourself a Man
Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat
Who Are You Now?
The Music That Makes Me Dance
Downtown Rag
A Block Party
Something About Me
A Helluva Group
Sleep Now, Baby Bunting
It Took a Little Time
Absent Minded Me
A Temporary Arrangement
It's Home
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I Did It on Roller Skates
My Daughter, Fanny the Star
He's Got Larceny in His Heart
Baltimore Sun
He
Racing Form Lullaby
Do Puppies Go to Heaven?
I Tried
When I Talk About You
Roller Skate Rag
The Swan
Funny Girl [ii]
Locked in a Pink Velvet Jail
I'd Rather Be Blue Over You
Second Hand Rose
My Man

What productions of Funny Girl have there been?
Funny Girl has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, West End which opened in 1966, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2016 and Broadway which opened in 2022.