Funny Girl: Sponsored Content

Julie Benko and company in the Broadway Production of Funny Girl. Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.

The national tour of Funny Girl (September 9-16) marked the start of PPAC’s 46 Broadway season. It is the 22 national tour to open at PPAC since 2008.

Funny Girl is a bittersweet musical comedy about the rising stardom of Fanny Brice, a Jewish comedian and Broadway star in the early 20th century. As 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. The Observer describes the revival as “sparkling and explosively entertaining!”

The tour features Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester as Fanny’s mom, Mrs. Brice, and introduces Katerina McCrimmon as Fanny Brice in her first starring role. The principal cast includes Stephen Mark Lukas as Nick Arnstein, Izaiah Montaque Harris as Eddie Ryan, Walter Coppage as Florenz Ziegfeld, Leah Platt as Emma/Mrs. Nadler, Christine Bunuan as Mrs. Meeker, Eileen T’Kaye as Mrs. Strakosh and David Foley Jr. as Tom Keeney. 

Tickets start at $45; all ticket prices include a $4 per ticket theatre restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available at the PPAC box office window (220 Weybosset Street, Providence), by phone at (401) 421-2787 or online at The box office window and phone hours are Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10a-2p, and two hours prior to curtain time on performance days.

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