Funny Girl at Ahmanson Theatre

Funny Girl at Ahmanson TheatreHello, gorgeous. Hello, America. The most beloved performer in history is going on tour! Yes, that’s right, the only and only Fanny Brice from FUNNY GIRL is moving across the United States. And in case you haven’t guessed it already, the show’s stopping in Los Angeles, California!

FUNNY GIRL welcomes you to musical theatre comedy heaven at the Ahmanson Theatre where performance will run from the 2nd to the 14th of April, 2024. Be sure not to miss out on it! With a legendary score and top-notch performances from the cast members, everyone who attends will indeed have a dazzling night.

The tour is ongoing right now and will land in Los Angeles soon. Tickets for the shows at the Ahmanson Theatre are on sale here – get your hands on them before they sell out!

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 “An entertainment experience like no other!” – Providence Journal

“Funny Girl is the exact musical we need right now!” – Collider

“Sparkling and explosively entertaining!” – The Observer

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The Broadway production boasts legendary songs like “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” After breaking box office records week after week and gaining overwhelming praise on Broadway, this bittersweet comedy is one you wouldn’t want to miss. It tells the story of the relentless Fanny Brice. Everyone told her she’d never be a star when she was a teenager from the Lower East Side dreaming of a career on stage, but then something odd happened: she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights on Broadway.

FUNNY GIRL’s direction is in the capable hands of Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, known for his work on Thoroughly Modern Millie. It features a timeless score by Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winner Jule Styne, with lyrics by Tony Award-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Bob Merrill, including additional songs from Styne & Merrill. The original book, penned by Isobel Lennart, undergoes revision by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, (Kinky Boots and Newsies).

“Funny Girl is a show for the ages!” – Providence Journal

“Vivacious and delightfully glitzy!” – Vogue

“Sparkling and explosively entertaining!” – The Observer

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Funny Girls starts the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester as Mrs. Brice and rising star Katerina McCrimmon as Fanny Brice, Stephen Mark Lukas as Nick Arnstein, Izaiah Montaque Harris as Eddie Ryan, Walter Coppage as Florenz Ziegfeld, Leah Platt as Emma/Mrs. Nadler, Christine Bunuan as Mrs. Meeker, Eileen T’Kaye as Mrs. Strakosh, and David Foley Jr. as Tom Keeney.

“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,” said director Michael Mayer in an earlier statement about the cast. “We could not be more thrilled to have this dynamic and talented duo lead the Funny Girl tour.”

The full touring production cast is made complete by ensemble members Vinny Andaloro, Lamont Brown, Kate E. Cook, Julia Grondin, Jackson Grove, Jorge Guerra, Dot Kelly, Alex Hartman, Ryan Lambert, Kathy Liu, Zoey Lytle, Meghan Manning, Bryan Charles Moore, Sami Murphy, Hannah Shankman, Jordon Taylor, Sean Thompson, and Annaliese Wilbur.

It 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.

“This production is quite simply dazzling!” – Providence Journal

“I can certainly say it was dazzling and gorgeous throughout.” – Blumenthal Performing Arts

“It’s an unforgettable, truly fulfilling night at the theatre.” – Revue

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Funny Girl kicked off its performances at the August Wilson Theatre on March 22, 2022, and had its grand opening on April 24, 2022. It’s been breaking records since then. The cast recording of Funny Girl – New Broadway Cast, produced by Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, and David Babani in collaboration with Gemini Theatrical, Accidental Jacket, and Sony Masterworks Broadway, is now out and available for streaming. This album has brought to life the timeless tunes of Jule Styne (music) and Bob Merrill (lyrics). Alongside Friedman, Landis, and Babani, the production team includes Michael Mayer, Brian Gillet, Huck Walton, Sean Keller, and Marc Levine. Evan McGill serves as the executive producer, while Joanna Drowos, Abby Green, and PickleStar Theatricals are the associate producers.

This season’s North American tour of Funny Girl began at  Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence in September last year. “We are immensely proud of this revival of Funny Girl,” said producers Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, and David Babani, “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.”

Now, it’s almost time for the production to land in Los Angeles. Whether you’re a theatre fan, a Fanny Brice fan, or you want to relive Barbra Streisand’s most successful role, you’re all welcome to come see this show. It’s indeed one of the must see Broadway tours this year, and you don’t want to miss it!

So, make space on your calendars for a show between the 2nd to the 14th of April because FUNNY GIRL will be in town for a very short time. If you don’t have tickets for the show yet, you better secure them right now. Hurry before they sell out!