Image of show art and text. Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and Jane Lynch. Underneath the cast is the show title in big letters: Funny Girl, back on Broadway for the first time. Underneath the title is a quote from the New York Times: "To Say this is Highly Anticipated is an Understatement." To the right of the title and quote is the show art image which is cartoon illustration of a woman smiling wearing a yellow bow on her head. Underneath that is the show billing: Music by Julie Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart, Revised book by Harvey Fierstein, Tap Choreography by Ayodele Casel, Choreography by Ellenore Scott, Directed by Michael Mayer.

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 26

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Beanie
Feldstein

As Fanny Brice

Beanie Feldstein (Fanny Brice). Actress and vocalist Beanie Feldstein is quickly making a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s most talented performers.

Currently, Feldstein can be seen starring in Ryan Murphy’s limited series “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” on which she also serves as a producer. The series examines the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a U.S. President in over a century through the eyes of the women at the center of the events: Monica Lewinsky (Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson), and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). The series premiered on FX on September 7, 2021.

Upcoming, she will be seen in The Humans, a24’s film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s four-time Tony Award-winning play of the same name. Feldstein will star opposite Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer and Steven Yeun. A24 is set to release the film on November 24, 2021. She will also lend her voice to the titular ‘Harriet’ in AppleTV+’s upcoming animated series “Harriet The Spy,” alongside Jane Lynch and Lacey Chabert.

She is currently filming Richard Linklater’s screen adaptation of the beloved George Furth-Stephen Sondheim 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, which will continue filming over the course of the next 20 years.

In 2019, Feldstein starred in Olivia Wilde’s critically acclaimed comedy Booksmart opposite Kaitlyn Dever. The film made its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Audience Award. Feldstein’s performance earned her a 2020 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, as well as the Virtuoso Award at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Prior, Feldstein starred in Greta Gerwig’s Academy Award-nominated coming-of-age comedy Lady Bird, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. The film made its world premiere at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival and later screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film received massive critical acclaim and won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It was also awarded the 2018 AFI Award for Movie of the Year and named one of the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Films of 2017. The film was also nominated for a plethora of awards including the 2018 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture, the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature and the 2018 Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Comedy and Best Acting Ensemble.

In 2016, Feldstein made her feature film debut in Universal’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, alongside Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Chloe Grace Moretz. Her additional film credits include IFC Films’ How To Build A Girl, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize, and Whitney Cummings’s The Female Brain opposite Sofia Vergara, Cecily Strong and James Marsden.

Feldstein’s television credits include Shonda Rhimes’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Simpsons,” Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s Emmy-nominated comedy series “What We Do In The Shadows,” NBC’s critically acclaimed “Will & Grace” reboot and Jenji Kohan’s “Orange Is The New Black.”

On the stage, Feldstein made her Broadway debut in 2017 as ‘Minnie Fay’ in the Bette Midler-led production Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre.

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Ramin
Karimloo

As Nick Arnstein

Ramin Karimloo (Nick Arnstein) most recently has been starring for the past two seasons as ‘Kian Madani’ in the BBC One medical drama, “Holby City.”

He is best known to American audiences in his critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘Jean Valjean’ in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables for which he was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Musical. Other Broadway / NYC includes ‘Gleb Vaganov’ in Anastasia (Broadway), ‘Archibald Craven’ in The Secret Garden (Lincoln Center) and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Off-Bway).

West End and London theater includes Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), Les Misérables (Valjean), Love Never Dies (Phantom), Prince of Broadway (world premiere), Miss Saigon (Chris) and Murder Ballad; upcoming London concerts: Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis), Rumi: The Musical.

Ramin has played the roles of ‘Che’ in Evita and ‘Judas’ in Jesus Christ Superstar all over the world from the Kennedy Center in DC to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

Film/TV: “Holby City” (BBC1), “Jesus: His Life” (History Channel), Nativity Rocks (Mirrorball Films), Life’s Too Short (BBC), “Blue Bloods” (CBS), The Spa (Tiger Aspect Productions), The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall: 25th Anniversary, Les Misérables in Concert: 25th Anniversary. Upcoming: Tomorrow film.

In addition to his stage credits, Ramin has toured the world performing concerts both as a solo artist and with his band, Ramin Karimloo & The Broadgrass Band. He has released four solo albums on Sony Records: From Now On, Human Heart, The Road to Find Out: East, and The Road to Find Out: South. His company of leisure wear line can be found at 8xcommunity.com as well as his website raminkarimloo.com.

Ramin resides in London with his wife and two sons. @raminkarimloo

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Jane
Lynch

As Mrs. Brice

Jane Lynch (Mrs. Rosie Brice) is a five-time Emmy, two-time SAG Award, and Golden Globe Winner.

She currently co-stars on the award-winning comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” as well as hosting NBC’s hit game show “The Weakest Link.” She is well known for her Emmy-winning role as host of “Hollywood Game Night,” as well as her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Sue Sylvester on “Glee.”

Additional television credits include portraying Janet Reno in “Manifesto,” “Space Force,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Good Fight,” “Portlandia,” “Angel From Hell,” “Party Down,” “Lovespring International,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The L Word.”

Lynch’s film credits include Wreck It Ralph I and II, The Three Stooges, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Role Models, Julie & Julia, A Mighty Wind, Best In Show, For Your Consideration, and Ivy + Bean for Netflix.

She made her Broadway debut in the 2013 production of Annie. Her additional theater work includes Oh Sister, My Sister at the Tamarind Theatre and Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre.

Lynch is currently touring with Kate Flannery and the Tony Guerrero Quintet in their live cabaret show, Two Lost Souls. Their Billboard top 10 holiday album, “A Swingin’ Little Christmas,” is available from iTunes, Amazon and other outlets.

Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at the Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. Her memoir, “Happy Accidents,” topped several national bestsellers lists, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

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Jared
Grimes

Eddie Ryan

Jared is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting, and choreographing. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, Jerry Lewis and Fayard Nicholas and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center. Most recently on Broadway, Jared could be seen in the Tony Award-winning production of A Soldier’s Play.

Grimes has toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and the Roots. Jared’s theater credits include, After Midnight on Broadway directed by Warren Carlyle, Twist directed by Debbie Allen, Babes in Arms at the Goodspeed Opera House choreographed by Randy Skinner, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes directed by John Rando at Encores and Broadway Underground directed by himself.

In the world of acting, Jared is known for his recurring role of ‘Adrian’ on NBC’s hit show “Manifest.” He performed the lead role of ‘Jackson’ in the Annapurna feature film Swing Kids and Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Birth of the Blues” on Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook for PBS. Other film credits include Paramount’s, The Marc Pease Experience starring Ben Stiller, New Line Cinema’s Little Manhattan and Elevation Filmwork’s’ First Born starring Elizabeth Shue. Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola, Subway, MTV and television shows such as CBS’ “Star Search,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” ABC Family’s “Dance Fever” and “The Jerry Lewis Telethon.”

Grimes made his choreography debut in Cirque Du Soleil’s, Banana Shpeel Off-Broadway, choreographed commercials for Chili’s and also assisted choreography with Kristin Denehy for Macy’s popular Kids Bop commercial.

Recently he was a choreographer of After Midnight on Broadway and associate choreographer of Holler If You Hear Me, the Tupac musical.

The musical comedy classic is back for the
first time ever—and Broadway audiences are the luckiest people in the world.

Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, a revised book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre is ready to step back into the spotlight.

Golden Globe® nominee Beanie Feldstein stars alongside Tony® nominee Ramin Karimloo, five-time Emmy Award® winner Jane Lynch and Jeff Award winner Jared Grimes and dazzles with the songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.