Friday, November 4, 2011
Funny Girl Postponed
Both the Los Angeles and Broadway engagements of the upcoming revival of Funny Girl, the Barbara-Streisand-as-Fanny-Brice vehicle that was/is to star Lauren Ambrose has been postponed. Bob Boyett, speaking on behalf of the producing team made the following statement. "We have made the extremely difficult decision today to postpone our production of Funny Girl. Given the current economic climate, many Broadway producing investors have found it impossible to maintain their standard level of financial commitment. Our desire to produce Funny Girl on the scale it deserves required a capitalization of $12 million making it one of the most expensive revivals in Broadway history. I am deeply saddened by this decision, but I, along with the finest group of co-producers I have ever had the pleasure to work with, Sonia Friedman, Jean Doumanian, Stacey Mindich and Tim Levy, determined that this was not the right time to bring Funny Girl to the stage."