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Funny Girl   

New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/23/2002 - 9/23/2002)
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Opening Date: Sep 23, 2002    
Closing Date: Sep 23, 2002 Total Performances: 1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival, Broadway
Description: Based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice.
Setting: Shortly before and after World War I. Various theatres on New York's lower East Side, in Baltimore, and on Long Island.
Comments: The Second Annual Benefit Concert for The Actors' Fund.



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Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Kato; Presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.; Associate Producer: Tim Pinckney
Produced for the Broadway stage by Ray Stark; Original Production Directed by Garson Kanin
Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Book by Isobel Lennart; From an original story by Isobel Lennart; Concert Adaptation: Tim Pinckney; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky; New orchestrations by Ryan Shore; Orchestrations based on originals by Ralph Burns; Orchestrations for "Sleep Now, Baby Bunting": Larry Blank
Directed by Peter Flynn; Choreographed by Devanand N. Janki and Robert Tatad
Make-up Consultant: MAC Cosmetics; Scenic Design by Rob Bissinger; Lighting Design by Martin Vreeland; Sound Design by Cynthia J. Hawkins; Costume Design by Jeff Johnson Doherty; Floral Design: Van Vliet & Trap
Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke
Production Stage Manager: Lisa Iacucci; Stage Manager: Narda Alcorn, Larry Baker, Thomas Borchard, Marci Glotzer, Nevin Hedley, Maribeth Hunter, Kenneth McGee, Karen Munkel, Kristin Newhouse and Kimberly Russell
Music Contractor: Charles Gordon
Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
New York Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins; Set provided by Showman Fabricators
Cast
Carolee Carmello
"The Music That Makes Me Dance"
Fanny Brice
Kristin Chenoweth
"His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
Fanny Brice
Sutton Foster
"I'm the Greatest Star"
Fanny Brice
Ana Gasteyer
"You Are Woman, I Am Man"
Fanny Brice
Whoopi Goldberg
Fanny Brice
Spencer Kayden
Fanny Brice
Jane Krakowski
"Sadie, Sadie"
Fanny Brice
Judy Kuhn
"Who Are You Now?"
Fanny Brice
LaChanze
"I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight"; "Nicky Arnstein #2"
Fanny Brice
Ricki Lake
"Nicky Arnstein #1"
Fanny Brice
Andrea Martin
"Funny Girl"
Fanny Brice
Idina Menzel
"Cornet Man"
Fanny Brice
Julia Murney
"People"
Fanny Brice
Bebe Neuwirth
"Rat Tat Tat"
Fanny Brice
Alice Playten
Fanny Brice
Lillias White
"Don't Rain On My Parade"
Fanny Brice
Kaye Ballard
Mrs. Brice
Marcia Lewis Bryan
Mrs. Strakosh
Len Cariou
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Peter Gallagher
Nick Arnstein
John Scherer
Eddie Ryan
Liz Smith
Introduction
John Paul Almon
An Actor
Farah Alvin
Ensemble
Gary Beach
Tom Keeney
Mary Birdsong
Ensemble
John Bolton
John
stage manager
Director
Steven Brinberg
The Autumn Bride
Bill Burns
Ensemble
Robin Byrd
"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Paul Castree
Delivery Boy
Kate Coffman-Lloyd
Ensemble
Jason Danieley
Ziegfeld Tenor
Edie
The Spring Bride
Robert Fowler
Ensemble
Laurie Gamache
Keeney Girl
Bubbles
Deidre Goodwin
Keeney Girl
Maude
Peter Gregus
Ensemble
Jamie Harris
Ensemble
Sam Harris
"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Stacey Todd Holt
Ensemble
MaryAnn Hu
Ensemble
Naomi Kakuk
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
Damian Keenan
Ensemble
Richard Kind
Mr. Renaldi
Adriane Lenox
Emma
Sara Lepere
Keeney Girl
David McKeown
Ensemble
Varla Jean Merman
The Winter Bride
Stephanie Mills
"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Brad Musgrove
Ensemble
Brad Oscar
Paul
Christine Pedi
Mrs. Meeker
Jessica Perizzo
Ensemble
Michelle Potterf
Keeney Girl
Trisha Rapier
Ensemble
Jermaine R. Rembert
Ensemble
Rusty Reynolds
Snub Taylor
The Rockettes
Ensemble
Ric Ryder
Ensemble
Jenny Sandler
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
Michael Serapiglia
Ensemble
Debra Denys Smith
Ensemble
Alan Souza
Ensemble
Eileen Tepper
Ensemble
Michael Benjamin Washington
The Summer Bride
Gay Willis
Ensemble
Kristine Zbornik
Mrs. O'Malley
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
If a Girl Isn't Pretty Mrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice, Eddie Ryan and People
I'm the Greatest Star Fanny Brice
Cornet Man Fanny Brice, Snub Taylor and Keeney Chorus
Who Taught Her Everything? Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
His Love Makes Me Beautiful Ziegfeld Tenor, Ziegfeld Girls and Fanny Brice
I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight Nick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Henry Street Henry Street Neighbors
People Fanny Brice
You Are Woman Nick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Don't Rain on My Parade Fanny Brice
ACT 2 Sung By
Sadie, Sadie Fanny Brice and Friends
Find Yourself a Man Mrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat Ziegfeld Company and Fanny Brice
Who Are You Now? Fanny Brice
The Music That Makes Me Dance Fanny Brice
Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise) Fanny Brice
   
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