Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter now that Funny Girl is on Broadway! Lea Michele stars as Fanny Brice through September 3 only.
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. 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.
Funny Girl is 2 hours and 50 minutes, including an intermission. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Lea Michele started in Funny Girl on September 6, 2022. Lea Michele performs in Funny Girl seven performances a week. On Thursday nights, Julie Benko plays the role of Fanny Brice.
Get ready to hear the music that makes you dance once again.
2hr 50min (incl. intermission)
March 26th, 2022
September 3rd, 2023
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By: Harvey Fierstein and Isobel Lennart
Songs by: Jule Style and Bob Merrill
Director: Michael Mayer
Choreography: Ellenore Scott and Ayodele Casel
Cast list: Lea Michele (as Fanny Brice), Julie Benko (as Fanny Brice alternate), Ramin Karimloo (as Nick Arnstein), Tovah Feldshuh (as Mrs. Rosie Brice), Jared Grimes (as Eddie Ryan), Paolo Montalban (as Florenz Ziegfeld), Ephie Aardema (as Emma/Mrs. Nadler), Debra Cardona (as Mrs. Meeker), Anne L. Nathan (as Mrs. Strakosh), Martin Moran (as Tom Keeney)
Design: David Zinn
Costumes: Susan Hilferty
Lighting: Kevin Adams
Sound: Brian Ronan
Other info: Hair and wig design by Campbell Young Associates; music direction and supervision by Michael Rafter; orchestrations by Chris Walker; dance, vocal, and incidental music arrangements by Alan Williams; additional arrangements by David Dabbon and Carmel Dean
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Julie Benko will perform as Fanny on Thursday evenings. In addition, Michele will not perform:
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