The Screening Room: March the Band Out — Funny Girl Turns 52 (Video)

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The musical opened at The Winter Garden Theatre March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand as the comedian Fanny Brice.
Johnny Desmond and Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.
Johnny Desmond and Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. Friedman-Abeles / The New York Public Library

Funny Girl opened on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theatre March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand as the comedian and performer Fanny Brice. It turns 52 today.

Funny Girl went on to receive eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Composer and Lyricist and Best Musical. It was adapted into a motion picture in 1968, starring Streisand in an Academy Award-winning performance. 

In honor of Funny Girl's anniversary, Playbill.com put together a collection of songs from the musical, which features a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill

Barbra Streisand sings "I'm the Greatest Star" from the film version

Lillias White sings "Don't Rain on My Parade" at 2002 Actors Fund Benefit

Shoshana Bean sings "Cornet Man" on The Broadway Cruise

Lea Michele sings "My Man" at a MusiCares tribute to Barbra Streisand

Leslie Kritzer sings "The Greatest Star" on Seth Speaks

Sutton Foster sings "Don't Rain On My Parade"

Idina Menzel sings "Funny Girl"

Lauren Ambrose sings "My Man"

Lea Michele sings "Don't Rain On My Parade" at the 2010 Tony Awards 

Barbra Streisand sings "People"

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