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Funny Girl - 2002 - 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".


New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.
by Team BWW - Sep 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the return of The Seth Concert Series this fall! Regular Sunday evening performances will resume beginning October 3rd at 8 PM - with a five star lineup now on sale.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 8, 2021
Beanie Feldstein stopped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon about the upcoming Funny Girl revival and starring as Fanny Brice! She also brought a picture from her third birthday party, where the theme was, fittingly, Funny Girl!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
A dazzling new version of Tchaikovsky's legendary music is once again preparing to make a splash upon the New York Stage - on Thursday, October 14. SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, a sexy extravaganza about money, love and titles, featuring book and lyrics by Mirit Shem-Ur, music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, with additional music by Sharona Pick, is a provocative mashup of classical and modern music, and was slated to run at St. Luke's in April of 2020, but was postponed as the Covid-19 pandemic brought there theater industry and New York to a sudden halt. 
by Gary Naylor - Sep 21, 2021
Barbra Streisand and Joan Rivers kvetch (a lot) and kvell (a little) before and after they become two of the biggest stars in the USA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
BIRDLAND will present Amanda Green & Friends “Vaxxed AF!” on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM. Tony Award-nominated lyricist/composer and award-winning performer Amanda Green will be joined by some amazing Broadway friends, including Darius de Haas, Ann Harada, Lesli Margherita, Curtis Moore, Natalie Douglas, and Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band.
by Jim Munson - Sep 21, 2021
BroadwayWorld chats with Cate Hayman, star of 'CHESS in Concert' at 42nd Street Moon. The show marks Moon's return to live, in-person performance and features a killer score by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson and renowned lyricist Tim Rice. It remains the only musical of the modern era to generate multiple, massive hits on the pop charts.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Lunch Room, American Repertory Theater's virtual talk show featuring the artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our communities continues this month.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021
Celebrate the return of the live theater community on Sunday, October 3, 2021, when Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction once again takes to the streets of New York City's Theater District.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2021
Coinciding with DREAMGIRLS 40th Anniversary, DREAMGIRLS’ original Effie Jennifer Holliday will perform her concert HERE’S TO LIFE at The Wallis October 9, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Jennifer of her current LIFE, her signature song, and her one-upping lockdown.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
MTH Theater at Crown Center continues its 2021 season with a new adaptation of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT. The production is directed by Seth Golay (MTH's Funny Girl) and in a unique twist deploys only 9 actors to tell the Arthurian tale.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Sondra James (nee Weil) the Film, TV and Theatre actress whose resume includes Ben Affleck, Joaquim Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Christopher Lloyd, Mike Birbiglia, Stephen Colbert and so many more died at the age 82 on September 12th at her home in New York City surrounded by family and friends following a 5 month battle with Lung Cancer. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Singing sensation Lucie Jones will be celebrating the festive season in style - with a very special headline show at London's Her Majesty's Theatre - showcasing hits from her stage career.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2021
This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021
Steven Brinberg has been doing his live vocal and comic impression of Barbra Streisand for two decades around the world The first SIMPLY BARBRA show began in his native New York City where it ran for three years and has since played across the US, in London's West End, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sydney, Melbourne, Barcelona, Bangkok, Puerto Vallarta, Toronto, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
The team who brought you last years open air spectacular evening of musical celebrations ‘Songs Under The Stars’ once again offers a magical evening of song and dance with one of Broadway’s best-loved scores.
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2021
Randy Rainbow is back with a tribute to a musical superstar. 'This Pride Month's video is a welcomed vacation from politics... Because when your Lord and Savior Barbra Joan Streisand sends you a care package with an advance copy of her new album, it's something to sing about,' he writes. Watch his tribute to Barbra- his  take on 'I'm the Greatest Star' from Funny Girl.
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2021
Watch the full conversation from these singers and Broadway veterans, as they talk about Juneteenth and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021
This new lab will be a dedicated educational space where students and the general public will be able to attend programs about the library's photographs, scripts, recordings, set models, costumes and other materials.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021
RYE ENTERTAINMENT will present The Parts I Keep Inside on July 31st, 2021 at 7:00pm at THE TRIAD THEATER. The Parts I Keep Inside is a new song cycle by award-winning composer/lyricist Jeffrey Schmelkin (Untitled Time: A New Musical, What's Wrong With The World?) that takes a deep dive into the virtues of the human condition through the composer’s own experiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021
“Fabulous Fanny Brice” starring Kimberly Faye Greenberg as legendary singer and actress Fanny Brice, will be presented at THE GREEN ROOM 42 (570 Tenth Avenue inside YOTEL in New York City) on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00pm.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 31, 2021
The Hollywood Bowl audience, filled with theatre aficionados and people with an appreciation for great singing, got their money’s worth and much more with a full-bodied, whole-hearted concert performance by the incredible Cynthia Erivo. Cynthia’s powerful vocals backed by her raw, genuine emotions ignited all her cover versions of other women’s definitive classics making them all distinctly her own.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021
​​​​​​​The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a diverse array of in-person and online programming this August to include film screenings, live concerts, virtual lectures, and family-friendly entertainment.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2021
Holmdel Theatre Company has announced tickets are now on sale for the next installment of their 2021 Broadway At the Barn series with CHRISTINA BIANCO: Me, Myself, and Everyone Else on Saturday, September 18 at 8 PM ET.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2021
Which Broadway overtures stand out as ovation-worthy? Below, BroadwayWorld has gathered 50 of our favorites, from classics like Carousel and My Fair Lady, to modern musicals like Urinetown and The Drowsy Chaperone.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
Learn more about the cast, production, tour dates, and how to purchase tickets here!
by Gil Kaan - Jul 17, 2021
After many online shows these past pandemic months, The Groundlings will present their first LIVE show GROUNDLINGS LIGHTS UP July 23, 2021.  Got the chance to pick the witty brain of Groundlings main company member Lisa Schurga on her life with The Groundlings.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021
Musicians, students and music lovers around the world can enjoy a series of entertaining and educational online events featuring prominent performers July 18-23 during the Great American Songbook Foundation’s annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021
Listen to the song here and find out how to pre-order the album, which will be released on August 6.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2021
Today's top stories: Funny Girl may be coming to Broadway in April 2022, find out about Jennifer Coolidge's goal to return to the stage, watch Daniel Radcliffe perform a musical number, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2021
No information has been released on who has been cast in these roles, but there were previously rumors that Lady Gaga would take on the iconic role of Fanny. More recent rumors on the internet pointed to the possibility of Idina Menzel leading the production, but those rumors were also never confirmed. Last year, Rosie O'Donnell revealed that she would be playing Mrs. Brice, but this does not appear to be true, as the production is looking to cast that role.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
In this comedy about love and diplomacy, Sally Adams, the unconventional ‘queen of Washington society’, is appointed US ambassador to the tiny Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg. She’s intent on refusing to shore up that country’s finances with American money. That is, until she meets Cosmo Constantine, the Lichtenburg foreign minister, and finds his charms irresistible.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
Celebrating Broadway’s return, Seth’s Broadway Breakdown will premiere with a press preview on Sunday, September 12, with performances three times a week starting on October 15th. The show will be produced by Asylum NYC’s artistic director, Alan Kliffer.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2021
A wildly funny new musical will take a peek through the bushes to discover and celebrate Vauxhall's history as a hedonistic playground. Written by Glenn Chandler with music by Charles Miller, The Pleasure Garden will play at Above The Stag Theatre, a stone's throw from the historic park where its story is set.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021
Steven Brinberg celebrates the 51st anniversary (delayed a year by the pandemic) of Barbra Streisand's beloved 1970 film, featuring many songs from and stories about the making of Vincente Minnelli's last movie musical.
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - Aug 25, 2021
When I heard about this Funny Girl revival, my first thought was, “Oh my god, I hope it’s real this time… and I hope whoever is cast as Fanny Brice is Jewish.” Beanie Feldstein is a powerful choice for Fanny Brice not only because she is truly Jewish, but also because of all the ways in which she veers from the “traditional” Broadway leading lady.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2021
Transcendence Theatre Company will close their 10th anniversary season of Broadway Under The Stars with their highly anticipated  Annual Gala Concert, September 10th through the 19th at Jack London State Historic Park.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021
Today's top stories: Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph 'for colored girls' on Broadway, Wicked hires Director of Social Responsibility, Museum of Broadway set for 2022, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2021
Today's top stories: behind the scenes as The Lion King prepares for its Broadway return, stars sing Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind', and more!
by Joshua Wright - Aug 16, 2021
It was announced last week that Beanie Feldstein will lead the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL this spring. Lea Michele, who was previously tapped for a Ryan Murphy produced revival of the show that never materialized and brought many of the show's iconic songs to the mainstream for a new generation of fans on GLEE, has commented on the casting.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA has announced its 2021-2022 season. The mainstage season opens with “Really Good Tidings” and previews Nov. 30, 2021 - Dec. 2, opens Dec. 3, and runs through Dec. 30.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2021
Though Barbra Streisand remains Broadway's most beloved Fanny, plenty of legends have taken on the role over the last six decades.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2021
With Ann’s fingers set loose on the keyboard, her notes, harmonies, rhythms and arrangements, intertwining with her lush voice’s theatrical power and improvisational abilities, the night was full of “moments.”
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
Today's top stories: Beanie Feldstein will lead Funny Girl revival, Tony Awards information, and more!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021
The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Clive Owen, Edie Falco, Taran Killam, George Salazar, Billy Eichner, and Margo Martindale.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 11, 2021
Lillias White has an artistic home-away-from-home at The Green Room 42, and with a new album to celebrate, the club that calls her their Main Muse is the perfect place to party.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2021
The upcoming Broadway revival, directed by Michael Mayer, will come to Broadway in spring 2022, at a theatre to be announced. Read more about all we know so far here!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 11, 2021
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Funny Girl has found its Fanny! Golden Globe Award nominee Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart; Hello, Dolly!) will star as 'Fanny Brice' in the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl. How do you know the new Miss Brice? Let's review some of her career highlights!