Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, David Babani and NETworks Presentations have announced a North American tour of “Funny Girl,” scheduled to launch in fall 2023. The tour will officially open on Sept. 9 at Rhode Island’s Providence Performing Arts Center. A full list of cities and tour dates will be announced.
Currently running on Broadway, the revival is directed by Michael Mayer and choreographed by Ellenore Scott, with tap choreography by Ayodele Casel. The production features scenic design by David Zinn; costume design by Susan Hilferty; lighting design by Kevin Adams; sound design by Brian Ronan; hair/wig design by Campbell Young Associates; music direction and supervision by Michael Rafter; casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger; orchestrations by Chris Walker; dance, vocal and incidental music arrangements by Alan William; and additional arrangements by David Dabbon and Carmel Dean.
Casting for the tour has yet to be announced.
With a score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, “Funny Girl” features an original book by Isobel Lennart revised by Harvey Fierstein. The musical follows the path of real-life comedian Fanny Brice on her road to stardom.
The Broadway revival began performances on March 22, 2022, at the August Wilson Theatre. As previously announced, a cast album is currently available digitally and will be released on CD on Jan. 20.
In a statement, producers Friedman, Landis and Baban said, “It’s been 27 years since ‘Funny Girl’ last toured the country and we are excited to introduce this classic musical to a new generation of theatergoers.”