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The Broadway revival's new cast album gets a physical CD release January 20.

Lea Michele during the recording of the cast album of Funny Girl Jenny Anderson

The cast album for Broadway's revival of Funny Girl gets a physical CD release January 20. Get a look at the making of the recording, featuring Lea Michele, Tovah Feldshuh, and the rest of the cast, in a new set of photos below. The physical release follows the November 18, 2022, digital release.

Featuring Jule Styne's score and Bob Merrill's lyrics, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein revised the book for this revival of the biomusical tracking real-life singer and comic Fanny Brice. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Brice rose to fame and fortune onstage in the Ziegfeld Follies and as a radio and screen performer. The original 1964 production propelled a young Barbra Streisand to international fame; she reprised her stage performance in the 1968 film adaptation, winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the process.

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In a rare occurrence, the album features replacement stars, with both Michele and Feldshuh having joined the production months into its run last year. The cast recording is executive produced by Evan McGill, with Joanna Drowos, Abby Green, and PickleStar Theatricals serving as associate producers.

See Behind the Scenes of the Cast Album Recording of Funny Girl

Funny Girl began previews March 26, 2022, and has been officially open since April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre, and also stars Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, 2022 Tony nominee Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan, Peter Francis James as Florenz Ziegfeld, Ephie Aardema as Mrs. Nadler, Debra Cardona as Mrs. Meeker, Toni DiBuono as Mrs. Strakosh, and Martin Moran as Tom Keeney.

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

The production is directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Ellenore Scott, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, music supervision and direction by Michael Rafter, scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Brian Ronan, and hair design by Campbell Young Associates. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger. The production also includes orchestrations by Chris Walker; dance, vocal, and incidental music arrangements by Alan Williams; additional arrangements by Carmel Dean and David Dabbon; music coordination by Seymour Red Press and Kimberlee Wertz; and vocal supervision by Liz Caplan.

See Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh in Funny Girl on Broadway

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