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Funny Girl   

Winter Garden Theatre, (3/26/1964 - 3/12/1966)
Majestic Theatre, (3/14/1966 - 11/26/1966)
Broadway Theatre, (11/28/1966 - 7/01/1967)
First Preview: Mar 10, 1964 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Mar 26, 1964    
Closing Date: Jul 01, 1967 Total Performances: 1348

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: Based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice.
Setting: Shortly before and after World War I. Various theatres, onstage and backstage, on New York's lower East Side, in Baltimore, and on Long Island.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Ray Stark; Produced in association with Seven Arts Productions; Associate Producer: Al Goldin
Book by Isobel Lennart; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson; Assistant Vocal arrang.: Marvin Hamlisch
Directed by Garson Kanin; Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins; Musical Staging by Carol Haney; Associate Director: Lawrence Kasha
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by Ronnie De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Randolph: Richard Burns and Larry Reehling; Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Constance Ross
General Manager: Al Goldin; Company Manager: John Larson
Production Stage Manager: Richard Evans; Stage Manager: Tom Stone; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joseph Dooley and Robert Howard
Trumpet Soloist: Dick Perry; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek; Assistant Conductor: Peter Daniels; Head Music Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
General Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Walter Alford; Dance Captain: Larry Fuller; Asst. to the Choreographer: Bud Spencer; Production Coordinator: Charlotte Dicker; Advertising / Publicity Consultant: Edward S. Feldman; Advertising: Fred Golden; Furs by Reiss & Fabrizio
Sydney ChaplinNick Arnstein
(Mar 10, 1964 - Jun 19, 1965)
Barbra StreisandFanny Brice
Roger De KovenFlorenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Joseph MacauleyTom Keeney
Kay MedfordMrs. Brice
Danny MeehanEddie Ryan
Jean StapletonMrs. Strakosh
Prudence AdamsShowgirl
Jose AhumadaDancer
Joan CoryCathy
Diane CoupéJenny
Edie CowanDancer
Christine DalseyDancer
Shellie FarrellBubbles
Bud FlemingDancer
Lydia S. FredericksMrs. Meeker
Larry FullerPaul
Ellen HalpinMaude
Blair HammondTrombone Smitty
Victor R. HelouHeckie
Robert HensonWorkman
Robert HowardJohn
stage manager
Rosemary JelincicDancer
Marc JordanStage Director
Mr. Renaldi
Lainie KazanVera
Karen KristinDancer
John LankstonZiegfeld Tenor
Mary LouiseSinger
Joan LowePolly
Jeanne McLarenSinger
Buzz MillerSnub Taylor
Diana Lee NielsenOne of Two Stunning Showgirls
John NolaDancer
Joyce O'NeilMrs. O'Malley
Alan PetersonDancer
Rose RandolfMrs. Nadler
George ReederZiegfeld Lead Dancer
Stephanie ReynoldsSinger
Sharon VaughnOne of Two Stunning Showgirls
Royce WallaceEmma
Alan E. WeeksFive Finger Finney
Rosemary YellenShowgirl
Albert ZimmermanSinger
Standby: Lainie Kazan (Fanny Brice) and George Reeder (Nick Arnstein)
Understudies: Jose Ahumada (Snub Taylor), Bud Fleming (Eddie Ryan), Lydia S. Fredericks (Mrs. Strakosh), Blair Hammond (Ziegfeld Lead Dancer), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney), Marc Jordan (Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.) and Mary Louise (Emma)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Isobel Lennart ;  Music by Jule Styne ;  Lyrics by Bob Merrill ;  Produced by Ray Stark
 1964 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Music by Jule Styne ;  Lyrics by Bob Merrill
 1964 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Sydney Chaplin
 1964 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Barbra Streisand
 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Danny Meehan
 1964 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Kay Medford
 1964 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Carol Haney
 1964 Best Producer (Musical) [nominee] 
 Produced by Ray Stark
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
If a Girl Isn't PrettyMrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice, Eddie Ryan and People
I'm the Greatest StarFanny Brice
Cornet ManFanny Brice, Snub Taylor and Keeney Chorus
Who Taught Her Everything?Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
His Love Makes Me BeautifulZiegfeld Tenor, Ziegfeld Girls and Fanny Brice
I Want to Be Seen With You TonightNick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Henry StreetHenry Street Neighbors
PeopleFanny Brice
You Are WomanNick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Don't Rain on My ParadeFanny Brice
ACT 2 Sung By
Sadie, SadieFanny Brice and Friends
Find Yourself a ManMrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
Rat-Tat-Tat-TatZiegfeld Company and Fanny Brice
Who Are You Now?Fanny Brice
The Music That Makes Me DanceFanny Brice
Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise) Fanny Brice