Broadway Buzz News
by Caitlin Moynihan • Oct 6, 2021
Hey, Mr. Arnstein! Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, five-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch and quadruple threat Jared Grimes are set to star in the first-ever Broadway revival of Funny Girl alongside the previously announced Beanie Feldstein, who will lead the musical as Fanny Brice. The production, directed by Michael Mayer, will begin performances on March 26, 2022 and officially open on April 24, 2022 at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre.
Karimloo, who will play Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl, is a Tony nominee for his leading turn as Jean Valjean in the 2014 production of Les Misérables. He originated the role of Gleb in Broadway’s Anastasia and The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. In the West End he has appeared in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Murder Ballad. He is set to star in a one-night-only London concert of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Camelot and the world premiere of Rumi: The Musical. As previously announced, Karimloo will star in Tomorrow Morning, a new movie musical adapted from Laurence Mark Wythe’s 2006 stage work and directed by Nick Winston. His most recent screen credit is starring for the past two seasons as Kian Madani in the BBC One medical drama, Holby City….