Preview ‘Funny Girl’ on the big screen

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Funny Girl, the musical. Photo courtesy of Broadway GR.

A special screening of Funny Girl will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. at Celebration Cinema Studio Park, 123 Ionia Ave. SW.

The idea is to experience the “big screen” version of Funny Girl, the first show of the 2023-2024 Broadway GR season, before seeing it live onstage at DeVos Performance Hall where it will be performed for six consecutive nights, Sept. 19-24.

Loosely based on the life and career of actress Fanny Brice, Barbara Streisand famously brought the character to life on Broadway and then reprised her role in the screen version with an impeccable celebrated performance. The film was the highest grossing Hollywood production of 1968, garnering numerous Academy Award nominations– including a Best Actress win for Streisand’s legendary performance.

The cost to attend the screening is $15. All proceeds will benefit the Broadway Arts Access fund. Look for more “mini” events to celebrate Broadway GR’s 35th anniversary season.

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