No laughs for ‘Funny Girl’


That old trooper Fanny Brice would have blown her top at the news that the revival of “Funny Girl,” based on her life, has been cancelled.

Previews of the show were scheduled to start Jan. 15 at the Ahmanson Theatre, followed by a Broadway run in April.

New York producers of the show blamed the weak economy for the cancellation, saying that it would have cost $12 million to launch what would have been one of Broadway’s most expensive revivals.

A spokeswoman for the Center Theatre Group, which runs the Ahmanson and the Taper Forum, on Friday confirmed a