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Lea Michele Talks ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway Revival, Performs “People” on ‘Tonight Show’

Lea Michele dropped by The Tonight Show to promote the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. The 36-year-old Glee alum sat down with host Jimmy Fallon on Friday to discuss her starring role as Fanny Brice in the critically acclaimed theater production and later delivered a mesmerizing performance of the Funny Girl number “People.” “I’ve been […]

Lea Michele to Miss ‘Funny Girl’ Performances After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Lea Michele will miss several performances of Funny Girl on Broadway after testing positive for COVID-19 a few days into her run.  The Glee star took over the lead role in the revival on Sept. 6, a little more than a month after Beanie Feldstein departed the production. On Sept. 10, Michele posted on Instagram […]

Lea Michele Responds to Racism, On-Set Bullying Accusations Ahead of ‘Funny Girl’ Debut

Lea Michele is responding to the revelations of past on-set harassment made by a number of her former colleagues and attempting to clarify how that behavior will not follow her into her work on Funny Girl. Speaking to The New York Times for a profile published Thursday ahead of her Sept. 6 debut in the […]

Lea Michele Rehearses for “The Role of a Lifetime” in First ‘Funny Girl’ Promo

Hello, gorgeous! Broadway’s Funny Girl unveiled the first official preview of Lea Michele in the starring role on Friday. “The role of a lifetime. Lea Michele joins the cast of FUNNY GIRL as Fanny Brice beginning September 6. See you at the August Wilson!” the production shared on its official Twitter account with a short teaser video to get fans excited for […]

Jane Lynch Moves Up Exit From ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway

Jane Lynch will depart the Broadway production of Funny Girl earlier than previously announced. The actor and comedian, who had been playing Mrs. Brice, mother to the show’s lead, Fanny, will now end her run on Aug. 14 due to a planned vacation. The production had previously said that Lynch would end her run after […]

‘Funny Girl’ Producers Deny They Were “Blindsided” by Beanie Feldstein’s Exit

The drama over Beanie Feldstein’s exit from the Broadway revival of Funny Girl has set social media alight in recent days, particularly over speculation that the producers may have been blindsided by her decision to leave. On Sunday, Feldstein revealed in an Instagram post that she was leaving the production July 31. Last month, producers […]

Lea Michele to Replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway Revival of ‘Funny Girl’

Lea Michele has been tapped to replace Beanie Feldstein in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, producers said Monday. Michele will take over the title role of Fanny Brice from Feldstein, who departs the show July 31. Meanwhile, Tovah Feldshuh has been cast as Jane Lynch’s replacement. Lynch will continue to play Mrs. Brice, Fanny’s […]

Beanie Feldstein Leaving Broadway Revival of ‘Funny Girl’ Earlier Than Expected

Beanie Feldstein is leaving the Broadway revival of Funny Girl earlier than expected. The actress announced Sunday in an Instagram post that she will be departing the show July 31. Last month, producers said she and fellow star Jane Lynch would be departing their roles Sept. 25 instead of at year’s end, as originally expected. […]

Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch Leaving Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’

Producers for Broadway’s current Funny Girl revival announced Wednesday that stars Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch will soon be exiting. In a statement posted to social media, the show’s team shared that the two performers are set to leave the production Sept. 25. This follows Feldstein having announced June 6 that she would be missing […]

Beanie Feldstein Will Miss ‘Funny Girl’ Performances After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Funny Girl star Beanie Feldstein has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss a string of the Broadway show’s performances, the actress shared on Monday. In a brief Instagram video message, Feldstein shared her diagnosis and announced her absence. “I just found out that I tested positive for COVID so, unfortunately, I’m going to be […]

Jane Lynch Joins Broadway Revival of ‘Funny Girl’

Jane Lynch is joining Beanie Feldstein in the first Broadway revival of the 1964 Barbara Streisand-led musical Funny Girl. The five-time Emmy winner will star as Mrs. Rosie Brice — the adept, supportive and perceptive mother to Feldstein’s Fanny, who single-handedly supports the rising star and her siblings through a real estate business after separating […]