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See Lea Michele play an iconic role in the first revival of this musical classic.
Funny Girl on Broadway Tickets
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About Funny Girl on Broadway

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.

How long is Funny Girl on Broadway?

Funny Girl is 2 hours and 50 minutes, including an intermission. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

When does Lea Michele start in Funny Girl?

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.

Run time

2hr 50min (incl. intermission)

Start date

March 26th, 2022

End date

September 3rd, 2023


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Audiences Say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Dated

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Lea michele is wonderful!, Classic, Entertaining
93 / 100
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Classic, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining
85 / 100
Elisa 9119
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Funny
85 / 100
Theatre Maven
Julie benko dazzles, Great dancing, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
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Our Review

'Funny Girl' review — Lea Michele is the greatest star in her triumphant Broadway return

5 of 5
15 Nov 2022, 18:07
Lea Michele in Funny Girl on Broadway is the theatre event of the season. It’s live theatre at its finest. It’s the perfect marriage of actress and role. The very nature of attending this show is theatrical. For the uninitiated, Lea Michele is a seasoned Broadway performer, who made her debut in Les Misérables at age 8 and rose to fame in her early 20s in the cult hit Spring Awakening before going on to more mainstream television roles, namely the ambitious and talented Rachel Berry on...

Funny Girl on Broadway cast and creative team

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


245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10019


Wheelchair spaces available on the orchestra level through a designated access door

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Julie Benko will perform as Fanny on Thursday evenings. In addition, Michele will not perform:

  • Sunday 5/14 at 3pm (she will perform Thursday 5/11 at 8pm instead)
  • 6/6 - 6/11
  • Monday 7/3
  • Sunday 7/23
  • 8/18 - 8/20

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