The new musical play, written, arranged and directed by Chip Deffaa, will begin performances Off-Broadway March 16 at St. Luke’s Theatre with an official opening set for April 3 at 7 PM.
One Night With Fanny Brice, according to production notes, "chronicles Fanny Brice’a rise from rather humble origins to become an internationally popular entertainer and the highest paid American singing comedienne – a Ziegfeld star equally effective whether putting over a broadly comic number or a dramatic torch song. A strong, intuitive, street-smart woman, Fanny Brice's life story provided the inspiration for the musical Funny Girl." The upcoming production will feature many of the songs Brice made famous, including “Rose of Washington Square,” “My Man” and “Second Hand Rose.”
Justin Boccitto will serve as choreographer with musical direction by Richard Danley.
Greenberg, who originated the role of Fanny in earlier productions, has been seen in Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical and The Vagina Monologues (Off-Broadway), Mary Magdalene in The Passion Play The Musical (Park Theatre, New Jersey), and the Off-Broadway revival of Christmas Rappings by Al Carmines at Theatre at Judson.
Performances will be Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 2 PM and 7 PM.
Tickets are $36.50 and $59.50 and are available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street.