Get a First Listen to Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo, More in Broadway's Funny Girl | Playbill

Video Get a First Listen to Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo, More in Broadway's Funny Girl

Moments from "Don't Rain on My Parade" and more are featured in this look into the upcoming revival's first orchestra rehearsal.

Broadway's upcoming revival of Funny Girl recently had its first sitzprobe—a sing-through of the score with the full orchestra—and cameras were there to give a first listen to the new production. Hear Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo, and more sing their biggest moments from the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill score above.

Feldstein will star as Fanny Brice in the biomusical about the vaudeville comedian, with Karimloo as Nick Arnstein and Lynch as Mrs. Rosie Brice. Joining them are Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan, Francis James as Florenz Ziegfeld, Ephie Aardema as Emma/Mrs. Nadler, Debra Cardona as Mrs. Meeker, Toni DiBuono as Mrs. Strakosh, Martin Moran as Tom Keeney, and Julie Benko as the standby for Fanny Brice.

Previews begins March 26 at the August Wilson Theatre ahead of an April 24 opening night.

Rounding out the ensemble are Amber Ardolino, Daniel Beeman, Colin Bradbury, Kurt Thomas Csolak, Leslie Donna Flesner, Afra Hines, Masumi Iwai, Aliah James, Jeremiah James, Danielle Kelsey, Stephen Mark Lukas, Alicia Hadiya Lundgren, John Thomas Manzari, Liz McCartney, Katie Mitchell, Justin Prescott, Mariah Reives, and Leslie Blake Walker.

Michael Mayer directs the first Broadway revival of the classic musical by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, with a revised book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the original book and story by Isabel Lennart. Fierstein and Mayer previously collaborated on a 2016 West End revival of the work, though this Broadway revival will be a new staging.

The work, which originally premiered on Broadway in 1964, is a biomusical centered on Broadway and vaudeville star Fanny Brice. The original production propelled a young Barbra Streisand to international fame; she would reprise her stage performance in the 1968 film adaptation, winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the process. Styne and Merrill's score introduced such standards as "I'm the Greatest Star," "People," "Don't Rain On My Parade," and "The Music That Makes Me Dance."

The production will also feature choreography by Ellenore Scott; tap choreography by Ayodele Casel; scenic design by David Zinn; costume design by Susan Hilferty; lighting design by Kevin Adams; sound design by Brian Ronan; hair and wig design by Campbell Young Associates; orchestrations by Chris Walker; dance, vocal, and incidental arrangements by Alan Williams; additional arrangements by David Dabbon and Carmel Dean; and music direction and supervision by Michael Rafter. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger; Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, and David Babani produce.

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