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Funny Girl to Head Out on a North American Tour

Michael Mayer’s Broadway revival will hit the road this fall.

Lea Michele (Fanny Brice) and Jared Grimes (Eddie Ryan) in Funny Girl on Broadway.
Lea Michele (Fanny Brice) and Jared Grimes (Eddie Ryan) in Funny Girl on Broadway.
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Michael Mayer's Broadway revival of Funny Girl will head out on a North American tour, launching at Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island (September 9-16). The tour will go on to perform in 30 cities coast-to-coast.

"We are immensely proud of this revival of Funny Girl," said producers Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, and David Babani in a statement. "It's been 27 years since Funny Girl last toured the country and we are excited to introduce this classic musical to a new generation of theatergoers."

With a score by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne, Funny Girl tells the story of legendary Broadway comedian Fanny Brice and her tempestuous relationship with gambler, Nicky Arnstein. The original book is by Isobel Lennart, and this new production features an updated book by Harvey Fierstein.

The creative team also includes choreography by Ellenore Scott, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, scenic design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kevin Adams, sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan, hair and wig design by Campbell Young Associates, and music direction and supervision by Emmy Award winner Michael Rafter.

The current production of Funny Girl began performances at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre on March 22, 2022, opening on April 24 with Beanie Feldstein in the leading role. Lea Michele currently stars opposite Ramin Karimloo (Nicky Arnstein), Tovah Feldshuh (Mrs. Brice), and Tony nominee Jared Grimes (Eddie Ryan).

No casting information for the touring production has been announced.

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