Monday Nights with Oscar® (New York)
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH OSCAR PRESENTS “Funny Girl” (1968)
After completion of major renovations to the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International, the Academy celebrated the return of “Monday Nights with Oscar” by presenting the crowd-pleasing musical “Funny Girl” (1968).
Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, “Funny Girl” is based on the hit 1964 Broadway musical. Directed by William Wyler from a screenplay by Isobel Lennart, who also wrote the Broadway book, “Funny Girl” features such show-stopping musical numbers as "Don’t Rain on My Parade," "People," and "My Man." Barbra Streisand, reprising her onstage role as legendary Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice, gave a star-making performance that garnered her a Best Actress Oscar. The film co-stars Kay Medford in an Academy Award-nominated performance, as well as Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, and Omar Sharif as Brice’s husband, troubled gambler Nick Arnstein.
This recently restored print from the Sony Pictures vaults displayed the vibrant Technicolor cinematography of Oscar nominee Harry Stradling, as well as exquisite costumes by Irene Sharaff. Rastar Productions; Columbia. 35mm. 151 minutes.
- Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m.
- Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, New York, NY
(between Park and Lexington)