25 reasons to visit New York right now

5. Funny Girl revival

Barbra devotees out there will know that 1964’s Broadway musical Funny Girl was Streisand’s defining moment. And now, after 58 years, it has returned to the New York stage, this time with the witty Beanie Feldstein (of Lady Bird and Booksmart) in the lead role. You don’t have to know the ins and outs of the narrative — a fictionalised account of early 20th-century comedian Fanny Brice — to revel in the nostalgia. Even Funny Girl newbies can’t resist a toe-tap come the thunderous end to Act One, when the cast rolls out Don’t Rain on My Parade. Tickets from £55 (broadwaycollection.com). [READ MORE]