Producers have announced that the current Broadway revival of Funny Girl will play its final performance on Sept. 3 at the August Wilson Theatre. The production began previews on March 26, 2022, and officially opened on April 24. By closing, Funny Girl will have played 30 previews and 599 regular performances.
The four current principal performers — Lea Michele, Tovah Feldshuh, Ramin Karimloo and Jared Grimes — have extended their contracts and will star in the production through closing.
Michele and Feldshuh joined the company as Fanny Brice and Mrs. Brice, respectively, on Sept. 6, 2022. Karimloo and Grimes originated the roles of Nick Arnstein and Eddie Ryan, respectively, in this production.
This staging, directed by Michael Mayer, marks the first-ever revival of Funny Girl on the Main Stem. The original Broadway production, directed by Garson Kanin, opened on March 26, 1964. The current Funny Girl features the original book by Isobel Lennart, revised by Harvey Fierstein...READ MORE