re: Will Funny Girl be a hit or flop?
Last Edit: keikekaze 01:48 pm EDT 10/11/21
Posted by: keikekaze 01:38 pm EDT 10/11/21
In reply to: Will Funny Girl be a hit or flop? - jeffef 11:04 am EDT 10/11/21

I reviewed the facts in the case in an earlier thread on this same subject. I'll repeat them here: Funny Girl was and is a musical that was tailor-made for Barbra Streisand. It isn't a great show without her, due largely to a stodgy, old-fashioned "showbiz-bio" book. (Even in 1964, nobody thought it was a great show. It was generally seen as a great production with a great star in a dullish musical with a predictable first act and a second act where nothing much happened except that the great Streisand got to sing some more.) The revival would be an iffy prospect for recoupment with a major "name"; Feldstein isn't a major "name."

The jury may draw its own conclusions.

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