Playbill Poll: What Stage Work Should Grammy Award Winner Lady Gaga Star In? Readers Respond
17 Nov 2013
Joshua David Smith: Funny Girl. It would be different, but I think she can handle a role like Fanny. @BeRyanArthur: Fanny Brice. I mean it should've already happened. @Sarahndipity44: People have mentioned Fanny Brice and Sally Bowles which would be really interesting. Something with depth, not just an excuse.
Gaga is among the performers who immediately come to mind if Funny Girl, the Tony Award-nominated musical by Jule Styne (music), Bob Merrill (lyrics) and Isobel Lennart (book), is revived on Broadway. Barbra Streisand, who received a 1964 Tony Award nomination for her work in musical, is known for her iconic portrayal of Fanny Brice.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.