Beanie Feldstein to star in first Broadway 'Funny Girl' revival in 2022
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 immensely grateful to be able to do so alongside such a remarkable creative team, and cannot wait for audiences to get back in theatres again!"
The revival, which is the first on Broadway, will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, with choreography by Ellenore Scott and tap choreography by Ayodele Casel. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein will revise the original book by Isobel Stennart, and the classic show features a score by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill. Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, and Chocolate Factory Productions will produce.
Feldstein made her Broadway debut in Hello, Dolly! as Minnie Fay, opposite Bette Midler, in 2017, and she has starred in the films Lady Bird, Booksmart, and How to Build a Girl. She will also star as Monica Lewinsky in Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: Impeachment and in the film adaptation of Stephen Karam's The Humans.
Funny Girl, premiered on Broadway in 1964 starring Barbra Streisand and was nominated for eight Tony Awards.
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