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

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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.