Funny Girl

Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre (March 26, 1964 - March 12, 1966)
Majestic Theatre (March 14, 1966 - November 26, 1966)
Broadway Theatre (November 28, 1966 - July 01, 1967)
  • First Preview: March 10, 1964
  • Opening Date: March 26, 1964
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1967
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 1348

Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Music: Jule Styne

Book: Isobel Lennart


Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Isobel Lennart musicalize the life of Fanny Brice, who rose from the ranks of Brooklyn vaudeville to headline the Ziegfeld Follies, but found unhappiness in her marriage to gambler Nick Arnstein.


Opening Night Cast

Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl Barbra Streisand Fanny Brice
Sydney Chaplin Nick Arnstein
Kay Medford Mrs. Brice
Danny Meehan Eddie Ryan
Jean Stapleton in Funny Girl Jean Stapleton Mrs. Strakosh
Roger De Koven Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Joseph Macauley Tom Keeney
Buzz Miller Ben
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Isobel Lennart Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
  Bob Merrill Lyrics
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Director
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Production Supervisor
  Carol Haney Musical Staging
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actor in a Musical Sydney Chaplin Nominee
1964 Actress in a Musical Barbra Streisand Nominee
1964 Choreography Carol Haney Nominee
1964 Composer and Lyricist Jule Styne
Bob Merrill
1964 Featured Actor in a Musical Danny Meehan Nominee
1964 Featured Actress in a Musical Kay Medford Nominee
1964 Musical   Nominee
1964 Producer of a Musical Ray Stark Nominee
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