Funny Girl - Broadway

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".


Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2020
During last night's episode of The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, Barbra Streisand called Jimmy Fallon from her own quarantined home!
by Nicholas Adler - May 9, 2020
She is a singer, actress, host, comedienne and shines on whatever stage she's on, and she's been on some amazing stages - Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Who is the SHE you ask? None other then the force of nature, one of the foremost performers of our time, Ms. Klea Blackhurst, of course!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
The Barn Theatre have announced the extension and additional cast and creatives for their Shakespeare in lockdown series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Barbra Streisand has released a new music video for the song 'You'll Never Walk Alone'!
by Annette Stolt - May 5, 2020
Funny Girl is the classic musical about Broadway star Fanny Brice's life. She sang and danced on New York's glittery theater scenes in the early 1900s. The lead role as the sharp and funny Fanny is made by Sanna Nielsen.
by Stephen Mosher - May 4, 2020
Respected cabaret artist Gretchen Reinhagen waited for years to go into the studio to record a CD, but when she did it, she got it right on the first try.
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2020
Christina Bianco, who recently starred in Funny Girl in Paris, sang 'Don't Rain on My Parade' to support TDF!
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020
The Barn held its next virtual concert, The Barn Presents: The Music of Finn Anderson, on May 23. West End meets the West Country as another all-star West End and Broadway line-up celebrate the music and work of Scottish musical theatre composer and singer-songwriter Finn Anderson.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Writing in the Telegraph today, leading producer Sonia Friedman - responsible for numerous West End and international hit shows, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman, Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, Sunny Afternoon, King Charles III and Funny Girl -  warns that British theatre is 'is on the brink of total collapse', unless the Government intervenes to help the industry. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2020
We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to keep our spirits up while keeping ourselves and others safe.
by Stephen Mosher - May 12, 2020
Julie Halston hits the net! Tune in May 22nd to catch VIRTUAL HALSTON. Read her interview with Stephen Mosher and find out what it's all about.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 31, 2020
Ha appena compiuto 90 anni, ma Stephen Sondheim non da segno di voler abbandonare la scena musicale. Sempre impegnato nella supervisione di revival dei suoi musical o al lavoro su nuovi show, Sondheim è considerato il simbolo del musical On Broadway: gli è stato dedicato un teatro sulla 43° strada e ha al suo attivo 8 Tony Award, 16 Drama Desk Awards, 8 Grammy, e 1 Oscar.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2020
Spring has officially sprung, and though we might not be able to enjoy its bounty outdoors, we can still sing about it! Below, we've curated a complete playlist about springtime. From April showers to May flowers, sing along to get your spirits up just in time for June start bustin' out all over!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2020
Gina Naomi Baez and Christina Bianco have released a hilarious Wicked parody, called What is this Quarantine? The song is set to the tune of Wicked song, What is This Feeling?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
SimG Productions and Musical Theatre Radio have joined forces to present 'One Night Only' on Monday 22nd June at 7.30pm (GMT). This unique, virtual, interactive event will reunite cast and creatives from the original West End production of 'From Here To Eternity'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
Stars in The House continued Thursday night (8pm) with the legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Ms. Wilson will share stories of her experience navigating her music career amidst the backdrop of racism and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
As a result of their annual event the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) being cancelled, due to Covid-19, the SSS will be launching its first online Sondheim Sessions this Sunday.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn that actor Sandy Rosenberg has passed away.
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2020
Michael Mayer is an award-winning director whose work spans from theatre and opera to film and television. He is currently represented on Broadway by HEAD OVER HEELS, the new musical featuring hit songs of the Go-Go's.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2020
Today's top stories: get a first look at 'Alexander Hamilton' from the filmed version of Hamilton, coming to Disney+!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
BroadwayHD has announced its July lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Town Hall Theatre invites you to join us for a hot summer evening of sensational singing by seven powerhouse Bay Area performers!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Jessica Vosk, Tim Minchin, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Join Chris Pinnella, last seen at Lyric Stage as Billy Bigelow in CAROUSEL and Nick Arnstein in FUNNY GIRL, as he debuts 'Broadway, My Way' - streaming live exclusively on Lyric Stage's Facebook page.
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2020
Tonight Christina Bianco, who recently starred in Funny Girl in Paris, presented her first live stream performance tonight featuring live music, impressions, comedy sketches, guest stars and more all while raising money for a great cause! The proceeds from tonight's show benefit the organization Color of Change.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2020
Catch up on this weekend's videos from your favorite stars, including Lea Salonga, Bonnie Milligan, the cast of Jagged Little Pill, Constantine Maroulis, Christina Bianco, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre and Aaron Sidwell have released the official trailer for the second series of their Shakespeare in lockdown digital theatre series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre is paying tribute to British musical theatre composers through their concert series! They have paid tribute to Amies & Clements, Elliot Davis, Finn Anderson, and Daniel and Laura Curtis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Apr 30, 2020
Hace dos días, Patti LuPone fue entrevistada en el programa de Andy Cohen 'Watch What Happens Live'.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2020
This episode of Broadway Rewind has BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge dropping by Kleinfeld Bridal to meet the cast of one of Ridge's favorite musicals, A Catered Affair, which featured a book by Harvey Fierstein and a beautiful score by John Bucchino. The musical welcomed back to Broadway Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein, and the guests were treated to a number from the show by co-stars Leslie Kritzer and Matt Cavanaugh. Fierstein told Ridge, 'The whole experience has been joyful. You bring in these actors who have so easily taken over these roles. Between you and me, you know when you have a show that has a breakout performance, it's unbelievable. We've got three in the show. You've got Faith Prince, who is playing a role she was born to play. No one has seen her do anything like this. Tom Wopat, who has never created a role on Broadway, he has only done revivals, so you are going to see Tom do something he has never done before. Then, Leslie Kritzer, everyone thinks of her as the funny girl, who stole Legally Blonde, and she is just heartbreaking in this.' 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
St Kilda's MEMO Music Hall continues its transition from Dance Hall to Digital Venue with a very special Mother's Day event at 7.30pm 10 May featuring an all-star line-up of leading ladies of Australian Music Theatre.
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 28, 2020
A favorite tradition of Orem's SCERA is A NIGHT OF BROADWAY--the annual concert that showcases local performers in songs from musicals. The show will go on this year in a special fully produced 'Quarantine Edition' that has been newly rehearsed, designed, and professionally filmed especially for streaming through social distancing. Adam J. Robertson, President and CEO of SCERA, and April Berlin, Operations Manager/Marketing and Development, spoke with BroadwayWorld about the concert and some of the effects of the pandemic on the community organization.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 27, 2020
In our latest Living Room Concert, the brilliant Joel Montague - who starred as Ogie in the West End production of Waitress pre-shutdown - gives us a very apt rendition of 'Out There' from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Watch the video below!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Apr 24, 2020
It's Barbra Streisand's birthday and BroadwayWorld wanted to do something special to acknowledge it, so I think we think we've got that BOX checked, celebrating an absolutely singular career and giving you a glimpse into some remarkable history.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2020
Today's top stories: Nathan Lane, Megan Hilty, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit, Idina Menzel and more announced their nominations for the Drama League's 2020 Gratitude Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen.
by BWW Prompts - Apr 22, 2020
We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Apr 21, 2020
Este viernes 24 de abril es el aniversario de la leyenda viva de Broadway y Hollywood, Barbra Streisand.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2020
Today's top stories: the GoFundMe for Nick Cordero and his family has surpassed $300,000, Les Miserables - The Staged Concert will be available to download with funds going to charity, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
NYC Impresario Scott Siegel announces a brand new concert event that is better than a benefit.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2020
Theatre By the Sea has announced the postponement of its summer 2020 season, due to the current health crisis.
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020
Amongst numerous appearances and highlights, Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to one of Barbra Streisand and to 'People' from FUNNY GIRL. Watch the video below!
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 16, 2020
With so many gifted cabaret artists to populate today's nightclubs, Stephen Mosher takes some time out to remember Nancy LaMott, one of the talented artists from the past.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 14, 2020
In today's Living Room Concert, we've got the fantastic actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco performing a beloved musical theatre number. Check out the video below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020
Check out a clip of 'Opening Up' from the original A.R.T. production of Waitress featuring some earlier lyrics and arrangements from songwriter Sara Bareilles!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Apr 10, 2020
Bob has a new book just released, titled DANCING MAN: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, written with Tom Santopietro, no lightweight himself, a member of our industry and a longtime friend. And, as you'll learn, Peter Pileski, Avian's husband and partner for 35 years, right there, with guidance, support and plenty of suggestions.