Jared Grimes Tony Nominee

Exclusive: Tony Nominee Jared Grimes on the Laughter of Funny Girl

Check out Tony Award nominee Jared Grimes on continuing to improve, where he was when he found out he was nominated, and the laughter we all need from theatre.

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Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, a revised book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre is ready to step back into the spotlight.

Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein stars alongside Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo, five-time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Jeff Award-winner Jared Grimes and dazzles with the songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

Interviews by Leigh Scheps.

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