Monday, June 17, 2024

Broadway’s First Ever Revival of “Funny Girl” Adds Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo to Beanie Feldstein’s Cast


This is going to be interesting.

Emmy winner Jane Lynch can do anything, she’s a comic genius. Now we’ll find out if she can sing. Lynch has been announced to play Fanny Brice’s mother in the first ever Broadway revival of “Funny Girl.”

Lynch will play Fanny’s mother. Of course, she and star Beanie Feldstein look nothing alike. But who knows? On stage, everything is possible.

Ramin Karimloo, who’s made a good career out of “Les Miserables” and other musicals here and in the West End, will play Nicky Arnstein, who courts Fanny and produces her shows. Jared Grimes will play her stage agent, Eddie Ryan.

“Funny Girl” is coming to Broadway for previews on Saturday, March 26, 2022, and officially opens on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. Hot ticket? Absolutely!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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