Funny Girl Revival

Run Time:
Two hours and 35 minutes, with one interval
Opened: December 2, 2015
Closing: March 05, 2016

Funny Girl - 2015 - West End History , Info & More

Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, United Kingdom London

Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 première. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, and directed by Michael Mayer.

Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield. While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved. With a score featuring now-classic songs such as "People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man" and "Don't Rain on My Parade", this brand new production promises to be a major theatrical event .

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FUNNY GIRL Producers Issue Statement on Sheridan Smith's Absence
by Caryn Robbins - March 2, 2016

Sheridan Smith, star of the current West End production of FUNNY GIRL, turned to Twitter to announce that she would be unable to perform at last evening's performance. Today, producers of the musical issued the following statement on her absence

Photo Flash: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL Rehearsal, Starring Sheridan Smith
by Sally Henry Fuller - November 15, 2015

Due to unprecedented demand, the Menier Chocolate Factory Production of Funny Girl transfers to the Savoy Theatre in London's West End, following the sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory which begins later this month. Michael Mayer's production, starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice and with the cast from the Menier Chocolate Factory, will begin performances at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April 2016 for a strictly limited 12-week run until 2 July 2016. Check out first photos from the production below!

Meet the Leading Lady of West End FUNNY GIRL Revival - Sheridan Smith!
by Nicole Rosky - October 30, 2015

In celebration of the big news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Smith's best-known performances below!

Harvey Fierstein on West End-Bound FUNNY GIRL: 'I've Edited It to Make It Stronger'
by Jessica Khan - October 30, 2015

Wondering how the classic has been updated now that it's back in London? Harvey Fierstein, who reworked the book for FUNNY GIRL's UK return, said he immediately cut 40 pages from the script. 'There was a diamond in there and it needed to be cut out,' he told the Mail. 'It's not that I've cut it to make it shorter -- I've edited it to make it stronger.' Fierstein added that he 'reshaped the show so it's all seen through Brice's eyes.'

She's the Greatest Star! Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Set for West End Transfer This Spring
by Jessica Khan - October 29, 2015

Broadway's dreams of a Lea-Michele-led Funny Girl might be fading, but support for Menier Chocolate Factory's production, starring Sheridan Smith, is skyrocketing. The Daily Mail reports that the sold-out production will transfer to the West End's Savoy Theatre beginning April 9, 2016.

Darius Campbell, Marilyn Cutts, Maurice Lane and More Join Sheridan Smith in UK FUNNY GIRL Revival
by Jessica Khan - October 15, 2015

In the process of assuring fans that Sheridan Smith's portrayal of the iconic 'Fanny Brice' will be all her own when Funny Girl opens at Menier Chocolate Factory this November, the Daily Mail has revealed more of the musical's cast!

Harvey Fierstein to Rework Book for Sheridan Smith-Led UK FUNNY GIRL Revival
by Jessica Khan - September 17, 2015

FUNNY GIRL is getting a bit of a makeover! According to Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, KINKY BOOTS book writer Harvey Fierstein will rework the book for the upcoming (and already sold-out) London revival of Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith.

Sheridan Smith Led UK FUNNY GIRL Revival Sells Out Entire Run; West End Next?
by Christina Mancuso - August 17, 2015

FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere November 20 - March 5. Led by Sheridan Smith, it is now completely sold out, with the possibility of a West End transfer.


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
You Are Woman
Don't Rain on My Parade
Sadie, Sadie
Find Yourself a Man
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
Funny Girl [i]
I Did It on Roller Skates
My Daughter, Fanny the Star
He's Got Larceny in His Heart
Baltimore Sun
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
Funny Girl has had 12 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, Broadway which opened in 2022 and US Tour which opened in 2023.



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