Melissa Manchester and ‘Funny Girl’ comes to Philadelphia July 16 to 28

2024-07-13T13:46:20-07:00July 13th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

“Funny Girl” resonates deeply today, as Manchester explains, “It’s a story about a woman’s unwavering spirit and ultimate triumph. Fanny is extraordinary, and as a mother myself, I pour my heart into playing Rose.” The show, featuring beloved songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “People,” promises a powerful and uplifting experience. With a cast and orchestra of over 30, it’s a grand, old-fashioned spectacle. “It’s positive, it’s potent, and it’s truly soul-nourishing,” Manchester enthuses.

Rave rewiews, ‘Funny Girl’ is a must-see production!

2024-05-18T05:57:46-07:00May 8th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Melissa Manchester is a stand-out as Mrs. Brice, Fanny’s mother, and she wisely avoids the pitfall of making a caricature of the “Jewish mother” while still finding plenty of opportunities for wise-cracking. The ensemble provides a dazzling backdrop to the action. A game trouper, brings her flamboyant Bronx pedigree to the role of Mrs. Brice.

FUNNY GIRL National Tour with Melissa Manchester

2024-04-21T08:09:43-07:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Grammy winner Melissa Manchester plays Fanny’s Mother to perfection. – The Detroit Jewish News
Melissa Manchester is now back as Mrs.Brice on the national tour with Funny Girl. "The sensational cast, starring Katerina McCrimmon as Fanny Brice, Stephen Mark Lukas, Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester and Izaiah Montaque Harris, dazzles with the songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” Sign up for News and Tour Schedule here →

To my fans, friends and theater-goers across the country

2023-11-05T12:20:18-08:00November 3rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

A few days ago on my way to the theater, I took a fall and injured my knee, which will unfortunately require surgery and time for recovery. I am heartsick to be away from my beautiful cast mates, as well as the exquisite world of FUNNY GIRL. I am sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to see me in this historic production. [read more...]

‘Funny Girl’ delivers… led by young star Katerina McCrimmon and veteran singer Melissa Manchester

2023-10-27T07:26:53-07:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Nine years ago, a friend’s mother told Katerina McCrimmon, “You’re going to play Fanny Brice in ‘Funny Girl’ some day.” McCrimmon, just 16 years old at the time and a budding actress, possessed the same spunky, silly, never-say-die vitality as Brice, the friend’s mother said. Now 25 years old, McCrimmon is traveling the country in the national tour of “Funny Girl,”. Playing Fanny’s mother Rose, [read more...]

“Funny Girl” is a show for the ages, an entertainment experience like no other. (Providence Journal)

2023-10-27T05:44:57-07:00September 16th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Katerina McCrimmon – that’s a name Providence audiences won’t soon forget. Starring in the touring production of “Funny Girl,”which concludes its run today at the Providence Performing Arts Center, McCrimmon shows such power and control as a vocalist, such depth and consistency as a character actor and such a mesmerizing stage presence that hundreds sat enthralled with her performance from beginning to end. Starring in [read more...]

Melissa Manchester featured as Mrs. Brice for the North American Tour of FUNNY GIRL

2023-07-11T09:35:51-07:00July 11th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The producers of FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, are thrilled to announce principal casting for the North American Tour. The tour will officially open at Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, from September 9-16, 2023, before continuing on to more than 30 cities coast-to-coast, including Detroit, Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Philadelphia. For casting, additional tour cities, and more information, [read more...]