This semi-biographical musical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and Comedienne Fanny Brice features some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including "People" and "Don`t Rain On My Parade". This musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from a Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein.
Funny Girl, The Musical first opened on Broadway on the 26th March 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre and is currently enjoying a sold out revival season on the West End at the Savoy Theatre.
The original book was written by Isobel Lennart, music composed by Jule Styne and lyrics written by Bob Merrill.
The Fugard Theatre`s production will be directed by Matthew Wild with Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreogrpahy by Louisa Talbot - bringing the same creative team together again who created the Fugard Theatre`s smash hits The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and West Side Story.
Funny Girl, The Musical was arguably Barbra Streisand`s big break through when she played the lead role in the original production. The same production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and the cast recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. A film adaptation of the musical was released in 1968 starring Streisand (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as well as the Golden Globe) alongside Omar Sharif.
The Fugard Theatre production is set to open in April 2017 and tickets are now available!