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24 Apr 2022 -

Funny Girl on Broadway Information

Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter now that Funny Girl is returning to New York! Funny Girl tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

Funny Girl has become a musical theatre classic most notable for the song "Don't Rain On My Parade." Though it has been produced on the West End and worldwide, it has not had a Broadway revival until now. 

The Funny Girl musical tells the semi-autobiographical story of Fanny Brice, a real-life Ziegfeld Follies star who entered into a turbulent relationship with the gambler Nicky Arnstein. In the show, he reflects on her relationship with the gambler Nicky Arnstein. As she waits for him to return from prison, she reflects on her relationship with Arnstein and how she met him at the outset of her performance career. Fanny falls into a luxurious life with him and is determined not to let his past dealings in gambling interfere with their love. By choosing to stay with Nick, however, Fanny is making a big wager of her own in more ways than one.

Funny Girl first opened on Broadway in 1964 with Barbra Streisand in the title role. The production ran for more than 1,300 performances over three years and received eight Tony Award nominations. A hit film adaptation was released four years later, gathering eight Academy Award nominations. Streisand, reprising her leading role, won Best Actress. 

Get ready to hear the music that makes you dance once again - Broadway tickets are on sale now.

Lea Michele performs in Funny Girl seven performances a week. On Thursday nights, Julie Benko plays the role of Fanny Brice.

Opening date

April 24th, 2022

Categories

Musicals

Previews from

March 26th, 2022

Venue

The August Wilson Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Harvey Fierstein and Isobel Lennart
Songs by: Jule Style and Bob Merrill
Director: Michael Mayer
Cast list: Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, Jared Grimes
Design: David Zinn
Choreography: Ellenore Scott and Ayodele Casel

Our review

Theatregoers seeking thrills at the revival of Funny Girl aren't kept waiting. The musical about the real-life comedian Fanny Brice, back on Broadway for the first time since its 1964 premiere, instantly delivers delights in its exhilarating overture. Melodies glide from one instrumental earworm to the next: the rousing "I'm the Greatest Star" to the tender "People" to the defiantly upbeat "Don't Rain On My Parade." Whistle-wetters don't come much better. And when all is said and sung, it's as...

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Hey Mr. Arnstein, here they are! New photos have been released of Funny Girl's new greatest stars. On September 6, Lea Michele followed in her Glee character's footsteps and assumed the role of Fanny Brice on Broadway, and four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh joined the show as Mrs. Rosie Brice.Funny Girl is based on the story of the real-life Ziegfeld Follies showgirl Fanny Brice, who beats the odds, rises to comedy fame, and risks it all for a romance with the gambler Nick Arnstein. This...

Life imitated art last night at Funny Girl on Broadway, when Lea Michele took her first bow in the role of Fanny Brice. Not only has the Emmy-nominated actress spoken often about her own love of Funny Girl, but her Glee character, Rachel Berry, also landed the role in the final season of the TV series. That episode almost feels like a prophecy now that Michele has become the greatest star of the first Broadway revival.That first performance is certain to go down in theatre history, and the...

Hey Broadway, here she is! After a nearly 15-year absence, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee is making her return to the New York stage. She's the latest headliner at the August Wilson Theatre, where she's leading the company of the first Funny Girl revival as Fanny Brice from September 6.Most people know Michele as the high school singing sensation Rachel Berry on Glee, which has taken up much of her time in those 15 years off from Broadway. But she actually got her start in the theatre as a...

Goodbye, gorgeous. Five-time Emmy Award-winning Glee star Jane Lynch has set an early exit date from Funny Girl. Originally scheduled to depart the show on September 4, she will now play her final Broadway performance as Mrs. Brice on August 14, due to a previously scheduled vacation and awards ceremony.From August 16 to September 4, Lynch's standby, Liz McCartney, will assume the role of Mrs. Brice. Lynch's previously announced full-time replacement, four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh,...

Before starring as Jewish comedian Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, Julie Benko had never seen the iconic 1968 film. Yes, she knows that's hard to believe. "I don't know how that happened, that a Jewish musical theatre girl didn't see Funny Girl growing up," she says, with self-deprecating charm. "I watched the movie after I found out I got a callback. So I've seen the movie once."It's well-known musical theatre lore that Funny Girl (created by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart)...

Don't tell Beanie Feldstein not to fly — she's simply got to! The 28-year-old star has rapidly risen to A-list status in the past few years, breaking out with a starring role in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and following it up with acclaimed turns in the coming-of-age films Lady Bird and Booksmart.At heart, though, Feldstein's a theatre kid, and she has the resume to show it. Her first acting credit as a kid saw her singing on a stage, and since taking Hollywood by storm, she's circled back...

By Ramin KarimlooI'm a bit of a black sheep in the theatre community. I've still never seen The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music. I've never heard Judy Garland sing. I don't know what Liza Minnelli sounds like. I love what I do, but my path here was unconventional. My first musical was The Phantom of the Opera. I was in seventh grade, and my class was going into the city to see the show. It was a day off of school, so I signed up to go.As soon as the lights went down, I was enamored. When Colm...

Beanie Feldstein will be the greatest star in Funny Girl on Broadway for three more weeks. Feldstein will depart from Funny Girl on July 31, moving up the previously scheduled departure date of September 25. Funny Girl is at the August Wilson Theatre. Get Funny Girl tickets on New York Theatre Guide.In an Instagram post shared on her social media, Feldstein said: "Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and doing so for the last few months has been a great joy and true...

She's the new greatest star! Glee star Lea Michele will lead the cast of Funny Girl on Broadway beginning September 6. She will take over the role from Beanie Feldstein.Michele is best known for starring as Rachel Berry on all six seasons of the TV show, a role that earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Michele's casting as Fanny is a parallel to her Glee character: Rachel's favorite musical is Funny Girl. She sings "Don't Rain on My Parade" often in the series and, in the final season,...

If the only Funny Girl history you know is that Barbra Streisand first starred in it, then get ready, love, because we're a-comin' to tell you there's so much more than that. This musical is currently having its first Broadway revival, bringing the story of 20th-century vaudeville icon Fanny Brice to a whole new audience. The show � which stars Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and Jane Lynch � focuses on how Fanny (Feldstein) reaches the height of her career...

Goodbye, gorgeous. Two stars of the Funny Girl Broadway revival, Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch, are set to exit the production in the fall. They will remain with the show for 14 more weeks, through September 25.Feldstein plays the lead role of Fanny Brice in this musical about the real-life Ziegfeld Follies showgirl of the same name, who puts her career on the line for a risky romance with gambler Nick Arnstein (Ramin Karimloo). Lynch plays Mrs. Rosie Brice, Fanny's mother.In an Instagram...

Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter because Funny Girl is here. On Broadway for the first time since its 1964 premiere, the musical that made the greatest star out of Barbra Streisand has gotten a new production with Beanie Feldstein in the title role. Funny Girl follows the life and career of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, who rises to the peak of her fame just as she falls for Nick Arnstein, a gambler with a shady past. She puts everything on the line for love �...

Hello, gorgeous! The first revival of Funny Girl has paraded onto Broadway. Beanie Feldstein leads the cast as Fanny Brice, alongside Ramin Karimloo as Nicky Arnstein and Jane Lynch as Mrs. Rosie Brice. The musicalized account of the real Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice's life follows her fell into a whirlwind romance with the gambler Nicky Arnstein. Although she wagered that his past wouldn't affect their relationship, she may have bet over her head.Ahead of Funny Girl's official opening on...

Hello, gorgeous! The first revival of Funny Girl has begun Broadway performances, and the show will host a digital lottery for $47.50 tickets throughout its run. Funny Girl played its first performance at the August Wilson Theatre March 26 and opens April 24.The Funny Girl lottery will open at 10 a.m. each Monday for that week's performances. Entries close at 10:30 a.m. the day before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be emailed at approximately 11 a.m. when...

Don't rain on their parades! The full cast for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl has been announced. The classic musical will begin performances March 26 ahead of an April 24 opening at the August Wilson Theatre.New cast members include Peter Francis James as Florenz Ziegfeld, Ephie Aardema as Emma/Mrs. Nadler, Debra Cardona as Mrs. Meeker, Toni DiBuono as Mrs. Strakosh, Martin Moran as Tom Keeney, and Julie Benko as the standby for Fanny Brice. They join previously announced stars Beanie...

Beanie Feldstein in Funny Girl

Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter! Nearly 60 years after premiering to acclaim on Broadway, the classic musical Funny Girl is getting its very first Broadway revival in 2022. This turbulent love story is based on the real-life relationship between Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice and gambler Nicky Arnstein. The show traces the rise and fall of Fanny's career together with that of her and Arnstein's relationship, which ends up being more difficult than either would have bet on....

Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes

They're the greatest stars! Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo, and Jared Grimes will join the principal cast of Funny Girl alongside the previously announced Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl performances will begin March 26, 2022 ahead of an April 24 opening night at the August Wilson Theatre.Karimloo will play the leading male role of Nick Arnstein. Karimloo is known for his Tony Award-nominated role as Jean Valjean in the 2013 Broadway revival of Les Misérables, in addition to roles in...

Beanie Feldstein

Don't rain on her parade! Beanie Feldstein will star as Fanny Brice in a new revival of Funny Girl, which is scheduled to start performances in spring 2022 at the theatre to be announced. "The first time I played Fanny Brice was at my third birthday party, in a head-to-toe leopard print outfit my mom made for me," Feldstein said in a statement. "So, it's safe to say that stepping into this iconic role, on Broadway and not in my family's backyard, is truly my lifelong dream come true. I am...

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Today's #QuaranTune is a 1964 classic that reminds us just how precious people are...Written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, "People" first debuted in the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl and was performed by Barbra Streisand as the much-loved comedian, Broadway & Hollywood star Fanny Brice. The show tune quickly became eternally synonymous with Streisand's music career and has also been covered by a who's who of the music industry, most notably including the likes of Dionne Warwick, Aretha...

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