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Critic’s Notebook: Lea Michele Finally Gets Her Shot at ‘Funny Girl,’ and Nails It

The ‘Glee’ star steps triumphantly into the role of Fanny Brice in the Broadway musical revival that proved a poor fit for Beanie Feldstein.

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, Jonathan Groff and ‘Spring Awakening’ Team on Reuniting for Doc 15 Years Later

Lea Michele says the idea to reunite the original Broadway Spring Awakening cast came in a dream. While talking to The Hollywood Reporter on the New York premiere carpet for the new HBO documentary Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known — which is part performance, part reunion special — the actress, who played the leading character […]

Lea Michele Welcomes First Child With Husband Zandy Reich

Lea Michele has welcomed her first child with husband Zandy Reich. 

Lea Michele Expecting First Child With Husband Zandy Reich

Lea Michele is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich.

Lea Michele to Star in ABC Holiday Movie From Freeform

ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke is making good on her promise to better connect the broadcast network and its cable-focused sibling, Freeform. The Disney-owned broadcaster has picked up the holiday movie 'Same Time, Next Christmas,' starring 'Glee' grad Lea Michele. The telepic hails from Freeform Studios, the production arm of Freeform — where Burke previously served as head of originals.

Lea Michele, Harvey Fierstein to Star in ‘Little Mermaid’ Hollywood Bowl Concert

The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles’ under-the-stars venue, will be going under the sea for a special performance of Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid,' timed to the 30th anniversary of the animated movie’s release.