Virus forces Lea Michele off Broadway stage in 'Funny Girl'
Fans of Lea Michele hoping to finally see her singing and dancing in “Funny Girl” on Broadway will have to be patient. Julie Benko, who had been slated to play Fanny on Thursdays in the revival, will be performing the role now until Michele is back. Michele took over from Beanie Feldstein and said the role was a lifetime goal. Starting in July, vaccine requirements for Broadway audience members were lifted and theatergoers had the option to wear a mask in all 41 of New York’s Broadway theaters. One production, “The Kite Runner,” pushed back, asking audiences at Wednesday matinees and Friday night to mask up.wftv.com
You can't rain on Lea Michele's parade at 'Funny Girl'
NEW YORK — (AP) — Lea Michele was 21 when she first saw “Funny Girl.” She was starring on Broadway in “Spring Awakening,” but all was not well in her personal life. Michele would go on to star in "Glee," where she would sing songs from "Funny Girl" and also serenaded Streisand at a tribute with a "Funny Girl" song. It’s what I’ve been through in my life,” said Michele, citing marriage and motherhood as deepening her approach. Broadway veteran Ramin Karimloo, who plays Brice’s love interest in “Funny Girl,” worked with Feldstein and said Michele brings a different Fanny to the show — not better, just different. “There’s a new injection of life and a different life coming in.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
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