Lea Michele Replaces Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’

By Md Anayatullah

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

Michele, who was long-rumored to be taking over for Feldstein, will assume the role of Fanny Brice on Sept. 6. In the interim

the show’s understudy Julie Benko will perform the title role from Aug. 2 through Sept. 4 and every

Jane Lynch, who plays Fanny’s mother Mrs. Brice, is also leaving the production earlier than expected

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” — a role that helped propel

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