FUNNY GIRL Announces UK Tour in 2017

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of FUNNY GIRL embarks on a major national tour in 2017. The production opens at Manchester Palace, where it runs for a week from 20 February, before touring to venues including Milton Keynes Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent Theatre, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Edinburgh Playhouse, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Birmingham Hippodrome, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, King's Theatre Glasgow, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Further tour dates and casting yet to be announced.

Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago and boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don't Rain On My Parade. The musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

Director Michael Mayer's West End credits include Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre). For Broadway his work includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award nomination for Best Director), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, American Idiot (Drama Desk Award for Best Director of a Musical), Spring Awakening(Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drama Desk Award for Best Direction of a Musical) and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical). For television, his work includes Smash and Alpha House, and for film his credits include A Home at the End of the World, Flicka and currently in post-production, Chekhov's The Seagull. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto.

Choreography is by Lynne Page, with set design by Michael Pavelka, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervisor and arrangements by Alan Williams and orchestrations by Chris Walker.

Funny Girl is produced by: Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis Productions, Chocolate Factory Productions, Dante di Loreto and Michael Harrison

www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk

FUNNY GIRL TOUR DATES

*On sale 29 June

?On sale 4 July

#On sale shortly

Manchester Palace*

20 - 25 February

www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Milton Keynes Theatre*

28 February - 4 March

www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Liverpool Empire*

7 - 11 March

www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire

Box Office: 0844 871 3017

Bristol Hippodrome*

21 - 25 March

www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Stoke Regent Theatre#

28 March - 1 April

www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7649

His Majesty's Aberdeen#

10 - 15 April

www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre

Box Office: 01224 641122

Edinburgh Playhouse#

18 - 22 April

www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse

Box Office: 0844 871 3014

New Victoria Woking#

25 - 29 April

www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury#

2 - 6 May

www.marlowetheatre.com

Box Office: 01227 787787

Birmingham Hippodrome#

9 - 13 May

www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Box Office: 0844 338 5000

Newcastle Theatre Royal?

16 - 20 May

www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office: 08448 112121

Mayflower Theatre Southampton#

23 - 27 May

www.mayflower.org.uk

Box Office: 02380 711811

King's Theatre Glasgow#

30 May - 3 June

www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Nottingham Theatre Royal#

12 - 17 June

www.trch.co.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Southend Cliffs Pavilion#

20 - 24 June

www.southendtheatres.org.uk/Online

Box Office: 01702 351125


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