Sunday, April 21, 2024

Broadway: “Funny Girl” Relaunch with Lea Michele Offers First Commercial (See Video)


The producers of “Funny Girl” on Broadway are looking for magic when they relaunch on September 6th with Lea Michele.

They’ve got their first commercial, and it looks good.

Lea Michele becomes Fanny Brice and Tovah Feldshuh will play her mother. Not to put too much pressure on them, but if this doesn’t work. “Funny Girl” will not last through the winter. But I think this will pump up the box office.

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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