MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 26, 1964
Closing Date
Jul 01, 1967
1st Preview
Mar 10, 1964
1st Preview
Mar 10, 1964
Previews
17
Performances
1,348
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Mar 26, 1964 - Mar 12, 1966)
Majestic Theatre
(Mar 14, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966)
Broadway Theatre
(Nov 28, 1966 - Jul 01, 1967)

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.

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
Nick Arnstein
Mar 10, 1964 - Jun 19, 1965
Fanny Brice
Mar 10, 1964 - Dec 25, 1965
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Tom Keeney
Mrs. Brice
Eddie Ryan
Mrs. Strakosh
Showgirl
Dancer
Cathy
 
Showgirl
Jenny
 
Showgirl
Dancer
Bubbles
 
Dancer
Dancer
Mrs. Meeker
 
Singer
 
Dancer
Maude
 
Dancer
Trombone Smitty
 
Dancer
 
Singer
Workman
 
Singer
John
stage manager
 
Workman
 
Singer
Stage Director
 
Mr. Renaldi
 
Singer
 
Showgirl
Dancer
Ziegfeld Tenor
 
Adolph
 
Singer
Singer
Polly
 
Dancer
Snub Taylor
 
Ben
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
 
Showgirl
Dancer
Mrs. O'Malley
 
Singer
Dancer
Mrs. Nadler
 
Singer
Ziegfeld Lead Dancer
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
 
Mimsey
 
Showgirl
Five Finger Finney
 
Dancer
Showgirl
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)

Winter Garden Theatre (Mar 26, 1964 - Mar 12, 1966)

Cast

Mimi Hines
Broadway debut
Fanny Brice
Dec 27, 1965 - Jul 01, 1967
Eddie Ryan
Dancer
Mrs. Strakosh
Dancer
Nick Arnstein
Mrs. Meeker
 
Singer
Eddie Ryan
Dec 27, 1965 - Jul 01, 1967
Heckie
 
Singer
Mrs. Strakosh
Showgirl
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Nick Arnstein
Understudies: Robert Avian (Snub Taylor) and Sheila Dowling (Mrs. Strakosh)

Majestic Theatre (Mar 14, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966)

Cast

One of Two Stunning Showgirls
 
Cathy
Ziegfeld Tenor
 
Adolph
Mrs. Brice
Maude
Mrs. Meeker
Snub Taylor
Mrs. Strakosh
 
Showgirl
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Mrs. O'Malley
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
 
Mimsey
 
Showgirl
Trombone Smitty
 
Dancer

Broadway Theatre (Nov 28, 1966 - Jul 01, 1967)

Musical Director: Paul Cianci
Production Stage Manager: Bill O'Brien; Stage Manager: Daniel Broun; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bill Letters
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Bud Spencer

Cast

Singer
 
Showgirl
Singer
Showgirl
Showgirl
 
Mimsey
Dancer
Dancer
Showgirl
Showgirl
Bubbles
 
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
John
stage manager
 
Workman
 
Singer
One of Two Stunning Showgirls
 
Mimsey
 
Showgirl
Dancer
Polly
 
Dancer
Tom Keeney
Showgirl
Mrs. Strakosh
 
Dancer
Trombone Smitty
 
Paul
 
Dancer
Workman
Dancer
Mrs. Nadler
 
Singer
Stage Director
 
Mr. Renaldi
 
Singer
Mrs. O'Malley
 
Singer
Heckie
 
Singer
Five Finger Finney
 
Dancer
Dancer
Snub Taylor
Dancer
 
Trombone Smitty
Dancer
 
Mrs. Meeker
Standby: Barbara Minkus (Fanny Brice)
Understudies: Phyllis Bash (Emma), Bud Fleming (Snub Taylor), Karen Ford (Mrs. Strakosh), Beulah Garrick (Mrs. Brice), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney), Jim Ray-James (Eddie Ryan), Jimmy Smock (Ziegfeld Lead Dancer), Ted Sprague (Ziegfeld Lead Dancer) and Albert Zimmerman (Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.)
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

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1964 Nominee
Book by Isobel Lennart
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Music by Jule Styne
Produced by Ray Stark
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1964 Nominee
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Music by Jule Styne
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Sydney Chaplin
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Barbra Streisand
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Danny Meehan
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Kay Medford
 

Best Choreography

1964 Nominee
Musical Staging by Carol Haney
 

Best Producer (Musical)

1964 Nominee
Produced by Ray Stark
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