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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Isobel Lennart

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl




A semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice, played by Barbra Streisand in the show's original Broadway run.


Story:

Zigfield Follies star Fanny Brice reflects on her life while awaiting the release of her husband, entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein, from prison.


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Composer

Composer
Jule Styne

Lyricist

Lyricist
Bob Merrill

Librettist

Librettist
Isobel Lennart



  • Premiere
  • 1968 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 26, 1964
Total Performances
1,348
Original Cast
Sydney Chaplin, Barbra Streisand, Roger De Koven, Joseph Macauley, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton
Director
Garson Kanin
Choreographer
Carol Haney
Producer
Ray Stark
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Robert Randolph
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Robert Randolph

1968 Film Version

Movie Name
Funny Girl
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
William Wyler
Screenplay
Isobel Lennart
Starring
Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, Mae Questel, Gerald Mohr, Frank Faylen





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1964 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Actor in a Musical - Sydney Chaplin
Best Actress in a Musical - Barbra Streisand
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Danny Meehan
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Kay Medford
Best Choreography
Best Producer (Musical)

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