Bradley Dean to Star Opposite Shoshana Bean in Funny Girl
The North Shore Music Theatre production opens next month.
Joining Bean in the cast will be Bradley Dean (Nick Arnstein), Susan Cella (Mrs. Brice), Rick Faugno (Eddie Ryan), Brittney Morello (Emma, u/s Fanny Brice), Sandy Rosenberg (Mrs Strakosh, u/s Mrs. Brice), and James Van Treuren (Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.). The company will also include Purdie Bauman, Courtney Brady, J.D. Daw, Brandon Haagenson, Kimber Hampton, Brooke Lacy, Kathleen LaMagna, Con O'Shea-Creal, Ellen Peterson, Emily Jeanne Phillips, Robbie Smith, Richard Vida, and David Visini.
Funny Girl tells the story of performer Fanny Brice and her rise from the stages of Vaudeville to become a world-renowned Ziegfeld star. The original 1964 Broadway production famously starred Barbra Streisand, who reprised the role in the 1968 film. The musical features a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill.
Directed and choreographed by James Brennan, the creative team for the North Shore Music Theatre production will include Mark Hartman (music direction), Austin Davey (assistant music direction), Stephen Dobay (scenic design), Mark Nagle (costume coordination), Jack Mehler (lighting design), and Charles Coes (sound design).
Performances will run from June 7-19.