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FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - Reviews & News Thread

FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - Reviews & News Thread

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#1FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - Reviews & News Thread
Posted: 9/8/21 at 10:48am

Yes, I am making one thread to consolidate everything from further casting to theatre announcements, dates, etc. lol.

Plus to share this video from Jimmy Fallon last night where he interviews Beanie to talk about the show.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Beanie-Feldstein-Talks-About-Accidentally-Manifesting-Her-Starring-Role-in-FUNNY-GIRL-20210908

Updated On: 4/22/22 at 10:48 AM

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#3Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/8/21 at 1:33pm

Thanks, BrodyFosse123 for the easy link.  Nice interview, just wish it had been longer.  I'll be seeing "Funny Girl" in May.  

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#4Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/8/21 at 2:06pm

Thanks, Brody! I forget you can embed actual videos into the threads!

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#5Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/8/21 at 10:15pm

She certainly bears no physical similarity to Brice.

JSquared2
#6Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/8/21 at 11:32pm

Impeach2017 said: "She certainly bears no physical similarity to Brice. "


Good thing it’s not a documentary. 

SouthernCakes
#7Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 3:23am

You must hate Hamilton.

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#8Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 6:55am

I get it - suspension of disbelief. I'm sure her vocal talents and supreme mastery of comedy will make up for any questionable casting issues.

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#10Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 12:57pm

She seems charming and talented...and totally wrong for the part. For one thing, apart from her size, she's conventionally pretty. And the big point of Funny Girl is the triumph of a very unconventionally attractive woman (it was callously argued early in the show's history that it was a feel-good story for ugly people--Pauline Kael references this interpretation to refute it in her review of the film version). A very pretty girl who happens to be a little heavy is not doing justice to the story of Fanny Brice. And documentary or no, Funny Girl does mean to tell a version of Brice's story.

Effie in Dreamgirls doesn't have to resemble Florance Ballard. But Fanny Brice in Funny Girl does have to have physical characteristics in common with Fanny Brice.

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#12Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 1:20pm

I'm in the camp who thinks Fanny Brice was "gorgeous" when she wasn't mugging.  In this clip, she is (I believe) in her late 30's.

 


Non sibi sed patriae

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#13Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 7:29pm

there's literally a thread with almost 500 replies started 33 days ago

https://forum.broadwayworld.com/readmessage.php?thread=1125699


"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."

BWAY Baby2
#14Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/9/21 at 7:44pm

So? Is it against your law to start a new thread?

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#15Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/10/21 at 4:17am

seems kinda silly


"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."

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#16Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/10/21 at 9:49am

BWAY Baby2 said: "So? Is it against your law to start a new thread?"

Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread


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#19Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/11/21 at 9:29pm

Cute font and nice colors. 

SouthernCakes
#20Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/11/21 at 11:34pm

Yeah no diss the styling or the look. Love it.

This is very intriguing as you know it’ll loose to the Music Man. But how exciting to have two big revivals.

The font makes me think it’ll be the Broadway.

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#21Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/11/21 at 11:53pm

Not sure how the font connects to the Broadway Theatre, but the "Sign up for early access to tickets" on the website isn't something that Shubert does. Only Jujamcyn and Nederlander do fan presales.

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#22Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/12/21 at 12:08am

No guarantee it will lose to MUSIC MAN...if people feel most of the leads are totally miscast once they actually see it, that could ding it. There's also COMPANY.

That art is pretty awful and I hope it's a placeholder for now. It feels like they are subconsciously trying to remind people of HELLO, DOLLY.

fosterfan2
#23Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/12/21 at 9:29am

SouthernCakes said: "Yeah no diss the styling or the look. Love it.

This is very intriguing as you know it’ll loose to the Music Man. But how exciting to have two big revivals.

The font makes me think it’ll be the Broadway.
"

What about Company? Wouldn't that make three revivals,even if it's a new concept?

 

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#24Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/12/21 at 9:33am

I like the art. Bold and simple.


"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "

VintageSnarker
#25Beanie Feldstein in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/12/21 at 12:35pm

The Vanity Fair pull quote sets expectations a little high...


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