The August Wilson Theatre opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, designed by Crane & Franzheim and located at 245 W. 52nd Street. The theatre was later renamed the Virginia Theatre, after owner Virginia M. Binger, in 1981. In 2005, the Virginia reopened with Jersey Boys as the August Wilson Theatre, in honor of the playwright who died later that year.
This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she'd never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in theatre history including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People,” Michael Mayer’s bold new production marks the first time Funny Girl has returned to Broadway since its debut 59 years ago.