Piro Donovan and Dvorsky Star in VA Funny Girl Concert Nov. 5

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Jacquelyn Piro Donovan is Fanny Brice in a Nov. 5 concert version of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's Funny Girl to benefit Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.

Directed by Signature artistic director Eric Schaeffer, choreographed by Karma Camp and featuring the Signature Theatre Orchestra directed by Jon Kalbfleisch, Funny Girl — the 1964 musical about Ziegfeld Follies star Brice — also features George Dvorsky as Nicky Arnstein with Matt Conner, Steven Cupo, Dana Krueger, Channez McQuay, Margo Seibert, Stephen Gregory Smith, Jane Pesci Townsend, Harry A. Winter and more.

A VIP reception for donors will follow the 8 PM concert. Tickets range from $75 to $500.

Piro Donovan is a Helen Hayes Award winner who starred in Signature's recent The Witches of Eastwick. This First Annual American Musical Concert Benefit is "to support the artistic, education, and community outreach programs of the award-winning Signature Theatre."

Barbra Streisand starred in the Broadway and Hollywood productions of the musical biography. The score includes "I'm the Greatest Star," "I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight," "Don't Rain On My Parade" and "People," among others. Fans generally regard the score as Styne's second best — after Gypsy.

The original Broadway run played 1,348 performances at the Winter Garden, Majestic and Broadway Theatres. The cast also boasted Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford and Jean Stapleton. Isobel Lennart penned the musical's libretto, based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice before and after World War I. For ticket information call (571) 527-1828 or visit www.sig-online.org.

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