Funny Girl, Starring Sheridan Smith, to Be Screened in Theaters
Michael Mayer's production of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart's musical ran at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.
Trafalgar Releasing has announced that Funny Girl, starring Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith, will be broadcast in cinemas globally on Wednesday, October 24, following the smash hit stage production that played at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in London's West End, and on tour. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer's production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre.
In addition to Smith as Fanny Brice, the cast included Darius Campbell (Nick Arnstein), Nigel Barber (Florenz Ziegfeld), Zoë Ann Bown (Mrs. Meeker), Martin Callaghan (Mr. Keeney), Jennifer Harding (Emma), Rachel Izen (Mrs Brice), Joshua Lay (Eddie), and Myra Sands (Mrs. Strakosh); with Rhianne Alleyne, Kit Benjamin, Lloyd Davies, Flora Dawson, Joseph Dockree, Abigayle Honeywill, Brontë Lavine, David Mcintosh, Peter Nash, Gillian Parkhouse, Tom Partridge, Nova Skipp, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sam Wingfield, and Alexandra Wright.
Funny Girl tells the story of performer Fanny Brice and her rise from the vaudeville stage 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.