Funny Girl went on to receive eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Composer and Lyricist and Best Musical. It was adapted into a motion picture in 1968, starring Streisand in an Academy Award-winning performance.
The TV show "Glee" currently features Lea Michele's character, Rachel Berry, starring in a revival of Funny Girl on Broadway. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has purchased the rights to the musical, sparking rumors that Michele will star in a Broadway revival.
In honor of Funny Girl's anniversary, Playbill.com put together a collection of songs from the musical, which features a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill.
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