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Ambrose in talks for Funny Girl

Aug 02, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

Producers are planning to launch a new production of the hit 1964 show in Los Angeles in the New Year (12) before taking it to Broadway, where it previously ran for three years and originally starred Streisand as Fanny Brice.

Director Bartlett Sher recently revealed he was struggling to fill the key role and was turning to the internet in a bid to find the perfect star to portray Brice.

But it appears he's close to casting his leading lady - and is already in negotiations with TV actress Ambrose, a trained opera singer, according to blogger Marc Malkin.

The 33 year old previously worked with Sher in a 2006 Broadway revival of hit drama Awake and Sing!.

Glee star Lea Michele was also initially linked to the project.

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