The recent U.K. revival of Funny Girl, starring Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith, heads to the silver screen in movie theatres around the world October 24.
The musical, which catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom in the 1960s, was filmed during its final week of performances at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre. Before touring the U.K., the production played London's Menier Chocolate Factory and the Savoy Theatre in the West End.
Joining Smith were Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein, Nigel Barber as Florenz Ziegfeld, Zoë Ann Bown as Mrs. Meeker, Martin Callaghan as Mr. Keeney, Jennifer Harding as Emma, Rachel Izen as Mrs. Brice, Joshua Lay as Eddie, and Myra Sands as Mrs. Strakosh. Michael Mayer directed.
The ensemble featured Rhianne Alleyne, Kit Benjamin, Lloyd Davies, Flora Dawson, Joseph Dockree, Abigayle Honeywill, Brontë Lavine, David Mcintosh, Peter Nash, Gillian Parkhouse, Tom Partridge, Nova Skipp, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sam Wingfield, and Alexandra Wright.
With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart, the musical features such tunes as “People,” “You Are Woman, I Am Man,” and “Don't Rain on My Parade.” The revival featured a revised book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
Watch Smith take on “The Greatest Star” below: