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Curtain Call: Funny Girl 2002 – Lillias White Performs “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

October 13, 2011 Comments off

As we scoured the Internet for footage celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund a few weeks ago, we discovered this wonderful video of Lillias White blowing the lid off of the iconic “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from the 2002 benefit production of Funny Girl. The concert version of the acclaimed musical about Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice took place on September 23, 2002 at Ziegfeld’s own New Amsterdam Theater, the Follies‘ home. In an unusual twist, the role of Ms. Brice was shared by a collection of Broadway’s brightest, and the evening’s performers included Gary Beach, Len Cariou, Carolee Carmello, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Peter Gallagher, Ana Gasteyer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Judy Kuhn, Julia Murney, LaChanze, Ricki Lake, Andrea Martin, Idina Menzel, Bebe Neuwirth, Alice Playten, The Rockettes, and Ms. White.

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