THE SCREENING ROOM: Performances from Playbill Staff Picks for Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
18 Jul 2013
The recently planned Broadway revival of Funny Girl was canceled in Nov. 2011 prior to its Jan. 2012 debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The 2012 production would have been the first Broadway revival of the musical, which debuted in 1964 propelling Barbra Streisand to stardom.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.