Hello Gorgeous: Funny Girl Is Coming
October 5, 2023
FUNNY GIRL, the sensational Musical Comedy revival, is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 through Sunday, November 26th, 2023.
Welcome to Musical Comedy heaven! Featuring Grammy-Award Winner Melissa Manchester as Mrs. Brice, the “vivacious and delightfully glitzy” (Vogue) Broadway revival features iconic songs, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” Breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this bittersweet Comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice played by South Florida’s own rising star Katerina McCrimmon. As a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage, everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway. The Observer describes the revival as “sparkling and explosively entertaining!”
FUNNY GIRL is directed by Tony® Award Winner Michael Mayer (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and features the classic score by Tony, Grammy®, and Academy® Award Winner Jule Styne and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee and Grammy Award Winner Bob Merrill, (comprising additional songs from Styne & Merrill). The original book by Isobel Lennart, from an original story by Miss Lennart, is revised by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies).
Hailing from Miami, Katerina McCrimmon will make her national tour debut on the heels of becoming a YoungArts Winner in Theater and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. “Fans have adored Melissa throughout her 50-year musical career, and Katerina is a star in the making who embodies the rising stardom of Fanny," says Production Director Michael Mayer. "We could not be more thrilled to have this dynamic and talented duo lead the Funny Girl tour."
FUNNY GIRL features choreography by Ellenore Scott (Falsettos); Tap Choreography by Ayodele Casel; Scenic Design by Tony Award Winner David Zinn (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical); Costume Design by Tony Award Winner Susan Hilferty (Wicked); Lighting Design by Tony Award Winner Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch); Sound Design by Tony Award Winner Brian Ronan (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Cody Spencer; Hair and Wig Design by Campbell Young Associates; Music Supervision by Emmy Award Winner Michael Rafter; Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA, and Jason Thinger, CSA; Orchestrations by Chris Walker; Dance, Vocal, and Incidental Music Arrangements by Alan Williams, and Additional Arrangements by David Dabbon and Carmel Dean. The Associate Director is Johanna McKeon; the Associate Choreographer is Jeffrey Gugliotti; the Assistant Director is Torya Beard; the Assistant Tap Choreographer is Dre Torres.
The FUNNY GIRL Tour Stage Management Team is led by Production Stage Manager Jovon E. Shuck and is supported by Stage Manager Stacy N. Taylor and Assistant Stage Manager Mariah Young. The Company Management Team is led by Company Manager Justin A. Sweeney with Assistant Company Manager Ryan Mayfield. The Tour Music Director/Conductor is Elaine Davidson.
The FUNNY GIRL Tour is produced by NETworks Presentations in special arrangement with Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis and David Babani.
The Broadway production of FUNNY GIRL began performances at the August Wilson Theatre in March of 2022, with the official opening on April 24th, 2022, where it continued its record-breaking run through September 3rd, 2023. Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, and David Babani together with Gemini Theatrical, Accidental Jacket, and Sony Masterworks Broadway released FUNNY GIRL – New Broadway Cast Recording, which is now available wherever you stream music. Produced by David Caddick and David Lai and featuring the classic score by Jule Styne (music) and Bob Merrill (lyrics), the album is co-produced by Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, David Babani, Michael Mayer, Brian Gillet, Huck Walton, Sean Keller, and Marc Levine. The album is executively produced by Evan McGill and the Associate Producers are Joanna Drowos, Abby Green, and PickleStar Theatricals.
Tickets start at $45.00, they are available at: www.BrowardCenter.org and www.Ticketmaster.com - By phone at: (954) 468-0222. Or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more can be purchased by calling: (954) 660-6307.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the UHealth University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains Funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.
For more information, visit: www.funnygirlonbroadway.com - Or www.BrowardCenter.org