Lea Michele to replace Beanie Feldstein as Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’
Lea Michele to replace Beanie Feldstein as Broadway's 'Funny Girl' Lea Michele arrives at the 75th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — Broadway will soon have a new “Funny Girl.”>> Read more trending newsAccording to The Associated Press, former “Glee” star Lea Michele will play the role of Fanny Brice in the show’s Broadway revival beginning this fall, the production announced Monday. “I’m so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway. See you September 6th.”On Sunday, Beanie Feldstein, who currently plays Brice, announced she would be leaving the show at the end of the month. She also was the original Wendla in the Broadway production of “Spring Awakening,” according to the news outlet.wftv.com
At 'Funny Girl,' Lea Michele is in, Beanie Feldstein is out
Theater-Lea Michele-Beanie Feldstein Lea Michele appears at the 75th annual Tony Awards in New York on June 12, 2022, left, and Beanie Feldstein appears at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2021. Lea Michele has been tapped to step in and lead the Broadway revival of the beleaguered “Funny Girl” this fall, an announcement made just hours after current star Beanie Feldstein revealed she was leaving the show sooner than anticipated due to the show taking a “different direction. In an extraordinary step, Feldstein took to social media Sunday to say that while playing the heroine of "Funny Girl" was a "lifelong dream," she could no longer continue due to choices by producers and would leave early, on July 31. Her Instagram post was notably liked by Broadway veteran Ramin Karimloo, who plays Brice's love interest in “Funny Girl” and is staying on. “Funny Girl” is a musical that celebrates the oddballs, the kooky and the misfits.wftv.com
Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' after Feldstein says the production 'decided to take the show in a different direction'
Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" — the role famously played by the legendary Barbra Streisand — starting on September 6.news.yahoo.com
Barbra Streisand, Beanie Feldstein, and the original "Funny Girl," Fanny Brice
After 58 years, the very first revival of the musical "Funny Girl," about the famed Ziegfeld Follies comedienne, is opening on Broadway – and "Booksmart" star Beanie Feldstein is dancing into some very big shoes.cbsnews.com
"The Humans": A Thanksgiving feast of family drama
The new movie, adapted from the Tony Award-winning play, is a story familiar to any family that has gathered together for a bumpy holiday celebration. The cast reunited to tell "Sunday Morning" what they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving.cbsnews.com
Beanie Feldstein to lead revival of 'Funny Girl' on Broadway
Theater Funny Girl FILE - Beanie Feldstein arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. A Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" is aiming to open next year with Feldstein in the starring role originated by Barbra Streisand. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) (Richard Shotwell)NEW YORK — (AP) — A Broadway revival of “Funny Girl" is aiming to open next year with Beanie Feldstein in the starring role originated by Barbra Streisand. “Funny Girl” has a score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, with a book by Isobel Lennart. Rumors of a “Funny Girl” revival have swirled for years, with performers like Idina Menzel and Lady Gaga speculated to be connected to the show.wftv.com
Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows
Live theater is uniquely tested by the virus, one reason it will be among the last sectors to return to normal. It's not technically live theater, but its soul is theatrical. Play and musical licensor Concord Theatricals says theater companies across the country are looking for flexibility in case of virus restrictions. Launched shortly before the pandemic with 15 podcasts, the theater shutdown initially wiped out its revenue streams, advertising and sponsorship. “It’s not anything that will ever replace live theater, but it’s an extension.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this years Oscars. A handful of actors from this years best picture winner Parasite, including Jang Hye-Jin, Jo Yeo-Jeong, Park So-Dam and Lee Jung-Eun, were also invited to join. The Academy said that 49% of the new invitees are international and represent some 68 countries. It has since surpassed those goals and continues to infuse membership classes with both women and people from underrepresented communities.
Kaitlyn Dever, Paul Rudd react to Golden Globe nominations
He was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series for FX's “Pose.”“It’s a dream come true. I’m honored.” — Paul Rudd, nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series in a musical or comedy for the Netflix show “Living with Yourself,” said in an interview. I was really glad we were able to show that.” — Kaitlyn Dever, nominated for best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television for “Unbelievable," said in an interview. “There are only two things I let interrupt my beauty sleep: fire alarms and the Golden Globes nominations. — Craig Brewer, the director of “Dolemite Is My Name,” which is nominated for best motion picture - musical or comedy, said in a statement.