Producers have "indefinitely postponed" a stage production that was slated to star an actress best known for her run on HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” reports The New York Times.
The revival of the musical “Funny Girl” was to star Lauren Ambrose as Fanny Brice, a role made famous by Barbra Streisand. But the production ran into financial trouble, according to a producer.
The musical, which made Streisand a superstar, was slated to play in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theater before transferring to Broadway’s Imperial Theater in April.
According to a statement from Bob Boyett, one of the revival’s producers: “We have made the extremely difficult decision today to postpone our production of ‘Funny Girl.’ Given the current economic climate, many Broadway producing investors have found it impossible to maintain their standard level of financial commitment. Our desire to produce ‘Funny Girl’ on the scale it deserves required a capitalization of $12 million, making it one of the most expensive revivals in Broadway history.”
Also cast in the show, in the role of Nick Arnstein, was actor Bobby Cannavale.