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A semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice, played by Barbra Streisand in the show's original Broadway run.

Story: Zigfield Follies star Fanny Brice reflects on her life while awaiting the release of her husband, entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein, from prison.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Bob Merrill
Librettist: Isobel Lennart

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 26, 1964
Total Performances: 1348
Original Cast: Sydney Chaplin, Barbra Streisand, Roger De Koven, Joseph Macauley, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton
Director: Garson Kanin
Choreographer: Carol Haney
Producer: Ray Stark
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations: Ralph Burns
Scenic and Lighting Design: Robert Randolph
Costume Design: Irene Sharaff
Hair and Wig Design: Ronnie De Mann

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