G | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
The original Broadway production of "Funny Girl" opened at the Winter Garden Theater on March 26, 1964, ran for 1,348 performances, and was nominated for the 1964 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Score. Barbra Streisand and Kay Medford reprised their roles in this movie, and were nominated for Tony Awards.
The film depicts Arnstein and Brice as delaying their marriage until Arnstein has won a fortune playing poker while traveling aboard the RMS Berengaria. In fact, the delay was likely because Arnstein had yet to obtain a divorce from his first wife.
The original theatrical version included an additional overture before the opening credits, an intermission after "Don't Rain On My Parade," and exit music after the end credits. These additional music pieces have been restored for the DVD release.
$65,560 3 September 2001
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