‘Funny Girl’ to open TCM festival

Newly restored version will world premiere at April event Ne

A new restoration of Barbra Streisand starrer “Funny Girl” will world preem at the TCM Classic Film Festival.

The premiere will kick off the fest, which will also include world preems for newly restored Buster Keaton comedy “The General,” Elizabeth Taylor starrer “Giant” and Steve McQueen drama “The Great Escape.”

TCM film historian Robert Osborne will host the fest, which runs April 25-28.

Tickets go on sale to the public at noon on Nov. 15.