PLAYBILL POLL: Who Would You Like to See Play Nick Arnstein in a Broadway Revival of Funny Girl? Readers Respond
30 Mar 2014
The role of Nick Arnstein, imprisoned husband of Fanny Brice, was originated on Broadway by Sydney Chaplin and later played on film by Omar Sharif. With talk of Ryan Murphy securing the rights for a revival of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's Tony-nominated musical — possibly with his "Glee" star Lea Michele in the title role — we wondered: Who should play Nick in a revival of Funny Girl?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:
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