We were just as disappointed as any theatre fan when the Broadway-aimed revival of Funny Girl was canceled in November 2011 prior to its January 2012 debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.
That production, which was due to play the Imperial Theatre, would have marked the first Broadway revival of the 1964 musical, which starred a young Barbra Streisand in the role of Fanny Brice. We're still hopeful that Broadway audiences will someday get the chance to once again enjoy the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill-Isobel Lennart musical, so we decided to suggest a few actresses we thought could take on the musical's title role.
Click through to see our baker's dozen of choices, and visit Playbill's Facebook page to offer additional suggestions.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You