It’s official: Lea Michele is replacing Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s revival of “Funny Girl.”
Feldstein on Sunday night announced she would be leaving the show on July 31
Roughly two months before she was slated to depart the production.
She attributed her early exit to a decision by the production “to take the show in a different direction.”
Michele, who was long-rumored to be taking over for Feldstein, will assume the role of Fanny Brice on Sept. 6.
Ane Lynch, who plays Fanny’s mother Mrs. Brice, is also leaving the production earlier than expected
Will be replaced by Tovah Feldshuh (“Yentl”) starting on Sept. 6.
Michele’s casting as the incandescent comic and chanteuse Fanny Brice is proof, to some, that manifestation is real.
She has long (and loudly) expressed an interest to star in “Funny Girl”
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