Funny Girl (Broadway)
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Funny Girl (Broadway)
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Funny Girl (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(1281 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
13%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Dated

About the Show

Lea Michele stars as Fanny Brice in the classic musical comedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (1,279)

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76 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Entertaining, Cool tap dancing, Great singing, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy talented singing, dancing, and acting. The most underrated and talented Julie Benko was meant to be Fanny!

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy old time sitcom-esque stories

Also This was such a unique show with a story that kind of reminded me of Gone With The Wind but in the 1960s for the overall relationship arc. JULIE BENKO. This woman can SING and she fit the role of Fanny sooo well. She was literally made for this role and she has the look for the character too. Fanny is goofy, quirky, and is completely unapologetically herself and Julie really made it her own. I think she’s such an underrated performer and I can’t wait to see the amazing things she does next after this show closes. Jared Grimes’ incredible tap dancing was the cherry on top. The entire cast is so talented from singing to dancing to acting, wow! The set usage was also amazing and the transitions were so smooth between scenes. It was the perfect balance between glamour and realism. The story was a rollercoaster of emotions, yet somehow relatable at certain points. It’s not the happy ending one would look for, but it’s realistic and I love that. Seen 8/17/23

58 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want a musical with a great book, singing, and staging. Lea Michele is absolutely amazing!

Don't see it if you do not like the story

Also Lea Michele was so good!

778 Reviews | 148 Followers
100
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want great Dancing and singing whole cast is excellent. Its Funny too.

Don't see it if hate musicals

53 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Clean, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want a excellent must see musical

Don't see it if you have low moral values and are wanting some kind of sex show

79 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Entertaining

See it if Lea Michele

Don't see it if It’s a terrible revival but Lea makes up for it

65 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Great singing, Funny, Exquisite, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the performance of a lifetime with Lea Michele as Fanny Brice.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it (if you can get a ticket !)

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to have a transcendent theatrical experience where you are swept away by big musical numbers and flawless vocals.

Don't see it if a traditional Broadway musical is not what you're looking for.

65 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a consummate performance at her peak. Lea Michele owns the stage.

Don't see it if You don't like to have a good time. This cast has the audience in their hands. The energy is infectious.

Critic Reviews (30)

The New York Times
April 24th, 2022

"Over the years, many revivals have been attempted and defeated because the thing a revival is trying to revive is not to be found in the property itself. It’s in the personality of the necessary star: someone not nice but inevitable, not diligent but explosive, not well-rounded but weird. They don’t grow them that way much, anymore, nor write new material for them."
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Time Out New York
April 24th, 2022

"There’s a reason 'Funny Girl' hasn’t been revived since its original run in the early 1960s: Despite several memorable songs (with first-rate tunes by Jule Styne and second-rate lyrics by Bob Merrill), there’s not much to the story ... Isobel Lennart’s book has been rewritten for this production by Harvey Fierstein, but it still feels episodic and superficial. "
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New York Theatre Guide
April 24th, 2022

"In the end, Broadway’s new 'Funny Girl' feels like a musical comedy promise left unfulfilled. We’re told more than once that Fanny is hilarious and one-of-a-kind, but proof of that side-splitting singularity doesn’t materialize. So you long for something quirkier, zanier, more out-there and surprising. In short: Girl, show me the funny."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 15th, 2022

"While Harvey Fierstein’s revision of the book can’t do much to save the dated show, the audience isn’t coming to see the show for the plot. They’re coming for Jule Style and Bob Merrill’s iconic songs, sung by the titular girl."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 24th, 2022

"Some of Feldstein’s assets do make the trip over from film: She’s winningly fresh; she gives great “bumble;” she has beautiful eyes the size of hubcaps, which roll and twinkle and flirt. ... But in song after song, Feldstein’s voice lets her down. Piercing and unpleasant when it gets any higher than her chest, fading and pitchy when it descends even a few steps, it’s simply not a sound you expect to hear on Broadway."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 29th, 2022

"Ms. Feldstein deserves applause and even our affection for setting forth on the task. If she doesn’t quite scale the heights that the role requires, that’s more a reflection of the perilous altitude of the peak than the potential of her talents."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 3rd, 2022

"A production that sparked a virtual rainstorm of bad publicity has, improbably, turned into a parade that has audiences cheering almost from the overture to the curtain call."
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Deadline
April 24th, 2022

"Beanie Feldstein is, it turns out, a perfectly fine choice for this 'Funny Girl,' which is not to say she’s perfect, but rather that she’s on equal footing with a just-above-average musical that has always been dominated by several excellent songs and a legendary breakout performance that lifted the show – and its plodding 1968 movie adaptation – well beyond the sum of its parts."
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