The Broadway cast of Funny Girl said, "hello gorgeous!" to fans of the revival on January 20 at their cast album signing event, which celebrated the physical release of the album. Lined up at the table were Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jared Grimes, who were sure to chat and take selfies with fans throughout the afternoon.
The Funny Girl revival cast album has been available for streaming since November 18. The new Broadway cast album of the Funny Girl revival charted #7 on iTunes following its digital release, and the revival continues to gross highly, reaching the "2 Million Club" last December and breaking box office records at the August Wilson Theatre.
See the Funny Girl cast interact with fans at the cast album signing event below.
Funny Girl, which premiered on Broadway in 1964, features a score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill and a book by Isobel Lennart, newly adapted by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein for this revival. The original production propelled a young Barbra Streisand to international fame; she would reprise her stage performance in the 1968 film adaptation, winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the process. The biomusical tracks real-life singer and comic Fanny Brice from her humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to fame and fortune onstage in the Ziegfeld Follies and as a radio and screen performer.
The production, which opened April 24, 2022, at the August Wilson Theatre, is directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Ellenore Scott, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, music supervision and direction by Michael Rafter, scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Brian Ronan, and hair design by Campbell Young Associates. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger. The production also includes orchestrations by Chris Walker; dance, vocal, and incidental music arrangements by Alan Williams; and additional arrangements by Carmel Dean and David Dabbon.
See photos below of Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jared Grimes at the cast album signing.