PLAYBILL PICKS: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Fanny Brice in a Broadway Revival of Funny Girl

By Playbill Staff
18 Jul 2013

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel
Ever since Idina Menzel literally burst forth onto the Nederlander Theatre stage as the original Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, this Tony-winning actress has proved herself — like Fanny Brice — a true, original talent. She's got the pipes, the comic chops and the star quality, and she even previewed her version of "Don't Rain on My Parade" at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the original Fanny, Barbra Streisand.