Funny Girl, Applause, and Time and Again Come to 54 Below
Mimi Hines will return to her Broadway role of Fanny Brice in the supper club's concert performances of ''Funny Girl''.
54 Below's 54 Sings series, celebrating some of the greatest musicals in the theater archives, continues with concert performances of Funny Girl, Applause, and Time and Again.
54 Sings Funny Girl will offer two performances on March 26, exactly 50 years to the day since Barbra Streisand opened the musical at the Winter Garden Theatre. The performances will feature special guest star Mimi Hines, who replaced Streisand as Fanny Brice in the original Broadway production. Also scheduled to perform are Carole J. Bufford, Donna Lynne Champlin, Tovah Feldshuh, Debbie Gravitte, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Karen Mason, Julia Murney, Molly Pope, Emily Skinner, John Tartaglia, and Donna Vivino.
54 Sings Applause is next with two performances scheduled for April 13, starring original Applause cast members Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, and Lee Roy Reams. The hit musical, based on the 1950 film All About Eve, features music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. Supporting cast will be announced at a later date.
On May 11, the supper club will host 54 Sings Time and Again, featuring a musical that has not yet come to Broadway. Based on Jack Finney's popular novel, the musical features a score by Skip Kennon and a book by Jack Viertel. It has received a series of workshop productions starring Broadway favorites Laura Benanti, Brian d'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, and Julia Murney, among others. The cast for the musical's two concert performances will be announced at a later date.
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