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Funny Girl Revival Picks Up Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale.

Funny Girl has found a Nicky Arnstein to put opposite Lauren Ambrose's Fanny Brice. The Broadway revival announced today that Bobby Cannavale has landed the male lead in the production; though Cannavale is a stage veteran who most recently starred in The Motherfucker With the Hat, this will be his first Broadway musical. We're also reminded that Cannavale did a three-episode arc back in the day on Six Feet Under, because between him, Ambrose, and potential Big Fish lead Michael C. Hall, Broadway really does seem to be ransacking the Six Feet Under cast right now. Peter Krause, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Foster, and that guy who made David smoke crack should all call their agents. [ArtsBeat/NYT]

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