Musical comedy impressionist Christina Bianco will star as Fanny Brice in France’s first ever production of Funny Girl this November at the Theatre Marginy in Paris. Funny Girl will be Directed and Choreographed by Stephen Mear who also Directed the recent production of Guys and Dolls at the Theatre Marigny.
Christina hit the big time back in 2013 when a video of her singing the Bonnie Tyler classic ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ in the voices of musical diva’s, went viral on YouTube and led to a string of TV appearances around the world including Ellen Degenerous and Paul O’Grady. Christina Bianco‘s videos have been viewed 25 million times!
Funny Girl is the 1964 Broadway musical by Jule Styne, most commonly known for the 1968 film starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice. The show has the famous opening line “Hello gorgeous” which has become a phrase associated with the show throughout the years.
Funny Girl tells the true story of Broadway comedienne Fanny Brice, her rise to fame and her relationship with husband Nick Arnstein. The concept of a woman being the main breadwinner in a relationship is still something we don’t see portrayed every day but back in the 1960’s when this show was written, I imagine it was quite the topic of conversation!
Musically, Funny Girl has some iconic numbers. “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade” being the two most obvious ones.
Christina Bianco can be seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August and then touring around the UK before she sets off to Paris in November.
Funny Girl plays at the Theatre Marigny in Paris 7 November 2019 – 5 January 2020. Get tickets
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