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Every decade or so, a revival of Funny Girl is planned.  The show hasn’t had a Broadway run since the original production closed in 1967.  Due to the close association with Barbra Streisand, it’s assumed anyone playing Fanny Brice would suffer by comparison – although it should be noted that Barbra’s replacement, Mimi Hines, played the role on Broadway longer than Streisand.  Back in 2012, a production starring Lauren Ambrose was announced.  Then it looked like Lea Michele might bring it back to Broadway in 2014.  So it’s with great trepidation that I announce a revival is scheduled to open on Broadway on April 2, 2022.  The Fanny will be Beanie Feldstein – who played Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler and will play Monica Lewinsky in Impeachment: American Crime StoryRosie O’Donnell said she’d be in the Broadway revival, but producers are still auditioning hopefuls for the role of Mrs. Brice.

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