Jane Lynch released this statement: “I grew up to the Broadway cast album of ‘Funny Girl.' My mother and I knew every breath of that record and would sing it together at the top of our lungs. I am thrilled beyond words to be playing Fanny’s mother on Broadway. And somewhere in Heaven my Mom is asking, ‘Who taught her everything she knows?’”
Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Anastasia, The Secret Garden) plays Fanny's love interest, Nick Arnstein. Jared Grimes (A Soldier's Play, After Midnight) plays Eddie Ryan, a dancer who Fanny meets and befriends on the vaudeville circuit.
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spring Awakening, American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is directing the revival. The show features a revised book by Harvey Fierstein, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance finalist Ellenore Scott, and tap choreography by Ayodele Casel. Previews begin on March 26, 2022, and the show is scheduled to open on April 24.
ONTD, which musical do you want to see revived?