Playbill Poll: Our Readers' Wishlist for Live Musicals on TV
15 Dec 2013
Jon Rybka-Wachhaus: I think doing Funny Girl (with Lea Michelle) or Annie Get Your Gun (with Reba McEntire) would be wonderful. Lindsay Wilshaw: Singin’ in the Rain or Funny Girl Lexie Krejci: Funny Girl with Lea Michelle Aaron Fink : Funny Girl!
Funny Girl opened in 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre, starring Barbra Streisand. The musical was nominated for numerous Tony Awards, but lost in all categories to Hello, Dolly, in which Streisand would later star in the film-adaptation. Streisand reprised her role as Fanny Brice in the 1968 film adaptation of Funny Girl. The musical features numerous popular songs, including “People,” “Coronet Man” and the Broadway anthem, “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”