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Review: Funny Girl
May 20, 2022, 7:32.46 pm ET


Photo: Matthew Murphy

It has long been speculated that the reason no Broadway producer has revived the legendary musical “Funny Girl” since 1964 is that no woman could erase the memory of Barbra Streisand, who magnifcently portrayed the show’s central character, comedian Fanny Brice (both on stage and then in the highly regarded 1968 film version.) And now that Michael Mayer’s periodically entertaining revival is finally here, at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, we discover there’s actually two good reasons this show might have been better off staying away forever. Continue Reading


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