Hello, Gorgeous! Can you guess what’s happening right here on Broadway for the first time since its 1964 premiere… FUNNY GIRL! The show made famous by the iconic Barbra Streisand is back on stage with an all-new star, Lea Michele. This Broadway run has received critical acclaim – both for Michele’s stunning performance and the beauty of the revival. With plenty of success from its premiere, the show is now going on a highly anticipated tour across theatres in the United States! Theatre lovers and Streisand fans in North Carolina, you will be delighted to hear that this famed production is headed straight to you.
Funny Girl will premiere at the Dunham Performing Arts Center, and you can’t miss this limited-time run. The production will run from the 7th to the 12th of November; select a date and mark your calendars! Prepare to marvel as Michele belts out some of the classic songs, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade” and “Who Are You Now?”. The witty and amusing tale of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl is a timeless piece you will never forget. Enjoy Jules Stein and Bob Merill’s iconic show when it comes to your city!
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“Sparkling and explosively entertaining!” – The Observer
“Bravo! Nothing short of thrilling!” – New York Sun
“Funny Girl is the exact musical we need right now!” – Collider
“Vivacious and delightfully glitzy!” – Vogue
Originally gracing the Broadway stage in 1964, Funny Girl is a timeless masterpiece with a score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and a book by Isobel Lennart. The heart of the story? The tumultuous life and career of the legendary comedian and Broadway sensation, Fanny Brice. And, of course, her passionate and stormy romance with the charming gambler Nicky Arnstein.
In the original Broadway production, the incomparable Barbra Streisand took center stage. It was produced by none other than Brice’s son-in-law, Ray Stark. It’s no surprise that this production earned a remarkable eight nominations at the 18th Tony Awards. In fact, the original cast recording of Funny Girl received the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. That’s the kind of timeless magic this musical brings to the world of theater.
Funny Girl made a triumphant return to Broadway in 2022 with a dazzling revival featuring a revised book by the brilliant Harvey Fierstein. Opening its curtains on April 24, 2022, this revival stars the incredibly talented Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice. Following this, the spotlight turned to the sensational Lea Michele, who stepped into the iconic role of Brice in September 2022. Her portrayal added a new layer of magic to this beloved classic. Critics and fans knew of Michele’s capabilities as she had already been seen singing some of the songs from when she starred in “Glee.”
“Lea Michele is delivering a tour de force for the ages.” – LA Times
Funny Girl is like a slice of history wrapped in humor and heart. It’s a semi-biographical tale about Fanny Brice, a total legend of vaudeville fame. She rocked the stage back in the roaring ’20s and ’30s in the USA.
In the production, Fanny is on a mission to become a megastar, and she wasn’t about to let anyone rain on her parade – not even her own mom and buddies, who thought she didn’t quite fit the “typical beauty” mold. So, what did she do? She dived headfirst into showbiz, and boy, did she make a splash! Fanny became a triple threat – film star, stage sensation, and radio sensation. Plus, she had more charisma than you could shake a stick at.
But life ain’t all roses, is it? Fanny’s personal life had its share of drama too. You see, she had this rollercoaster of a romance with the smooth operator, Nicky Arnstein. It had its ups and downs, especially because Nicky had a bit of a gambling itch. But hey, love’s a wild ride, isn’t it?
“a parade that has audiences cheering almost from the overture to the curtain call.” – Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post had nothing but good things to say about the star of the show: Lea Michele. The review wrote, “This is the Lea Michele Show, and her presence has the effect of setting the playhouse in order. “I’m the Greatest Star,” with its pulse-quickening affirmation of a young woman of enormous appetites and gifts, is delivered now with the full-throated confidence that leads easily to the conclusion that, yup, this is a star. Equally potent are Fanny’s torchy “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and a finale in which Fanny pulls herself out of an emotional cellar, proof of the preternatural resilience that defines a mortal who thrives in the limelight.
When the Broadway production lands in Durham, North Carolina, you must catch it live. With a star-studded cast, a timeless story, and belting hits, it’s certainly a must-see production! Immerse yourself in a story set in the roaring 20s with songs like “Don’t Rain On My Parade” and more. You’re certain to have an unforgettable night at this show!
“Michele brings real singing power to the table as Fanny.” – New York Post
Tickets to the renowned Broadway production of Funny Girl in Durham, North Carolina are on sale right now! Secure your tickets to the show before they sell out. Be quick because they’re selling fast!