PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. In 1962, Barbra Streisand, who had become a recording artist of modest success, made her Broadway debut in I Can Get It For You Whole Sale in the character-actress role of Miss Marmelstein. Two short years later, she was starring as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garden Theatre. She didn't have a classic look, and her voice was unlike any other heard before on the Broadway stage, but the creatives on the project stood by their choice in a leading lady. She would go on to be one of the most influential leading ladies of our time.