Funny Girl, in Theater – 2022 Performance Schedule
Funny Girl is making its much-awaited return to Broadway, starring Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice along with a lineup of other superstars. With a legacy that spans nearly six decades, endless awards, and your favorite songs to sing along to in the shower, you can’t miss the revival of the role that helped make Barbra Streisand a megastar.
It’s been nearly sixty years since Funny Girl lit up New York City, despite the fact that it’s where the musical primarily takes place. The story about real-life Broadway star Fanny Brice, and her unusual rise to stardom, is making its way to the August Wilson Theater on April 24th. This venue is just down the street from the Winter Garden Theater, where the show premiered for the first time all the way back in 1964.
Millions of people have become enamored with the original film and musical from the 1960s, and the Broadway revival is a big deal for theater fans. How can you not be impressed with Fanny Brice’s ambition for fame, even as she fights naysayers who oppose her humble roots and unconventional attractiveness? Or the songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade” “If A Girl Isn’t Pretty,” and “I’m the Greatest Star” that have stirred up Broadway piano bars for years?
Beanie Feldstein surely has big shoes to fill after stepping in her for idol Barbra Streisand, but she’s wearing the cloche hat and flapper-esque coat with pride. It doesn’t hurt that she’s joined by stars like Ramin Karimloo as her love interest Nick Arnstein, Glee’s Jane Lynch as Mrs. Brice, and more. This Broadway revival has been decades in the making, and you can’t miss your chance to see Funny Girl in New York City this spring.
Have you started planning your trip to August Wilson Theater yet? Check the dates and get Funny Girl tickets today!