Was Lea Michele ousted from Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl'? Fans ask if 'Glee' star is OK

'Booksmart' star Beanie Feldstein has been tapped to play the role of Fanny Brice in the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl'


                            Was Lea Michele ousted from Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl'? Fans ask if 'Glee' star is OK
The performances are scheduled to begin in spring 2022 (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

'Booksmart' star Beanie Feldstein has been tapped to play the role of Fanny Brice in the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl'. The performances are scheduled to begin in spring 2022 at a to-be-announced theater. Tony winner Michael Mayer, who is famously known for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' and 'Spring Awakening' has been roped in for the direction of the first official revival of 'Funny Girl'.

 'Funny Girl' film adaptation on Broadway in 1964, won Barbra Streisand her first Oscar in 1968. In 2009, musical television series, 'Glee' renewed interest in the old hit when 'Funny Girl' songs, performed by Lea Michele and other references were used in the show. 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy bought the rights to 'Funny Girl' in 2014 with an intent to produce a Broadway revival starring Michele, who was a Broadway star prior to her stint in the show. Murphy, however, gave up the rights sometime after announcing in 2015 that the revival "wasn’t happening anytime soon". Michele, on the other hand, continued to express her interest in starring in a revival. Now, that the cast of the revival has been announced and Michele is nowhere to be seen which prompted her fans to worry, asking if 'Lea Michele is okay'.

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Lea Michele (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

 

Speaking of landing the role of 'Fanny Brice', Beanie Feldstein said in a statement, "The first time I played Fanny Brice was at my third birthday party, in a head-to-toe leopard print outfit my mom made for me. So, it’s safe to say that stepping into this iconic role, on Broadway and not in my family’s backyard, is truly my lifelong dream come true. I am immensely grateful to be able to do so alongside such a remarkable creative team, and cannot wait for audiences to get back in theaters again!"

Beanie Feldstein (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

 

'Someone check on Lea Michelle'

Social media users took a jibe on Lea Michele after failing to land a role in the first official Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl'. One user wrote, "Is lea michele okay ??" Another commented, "Someone check on Lea Michelle" One tweeted, "Lea Michelle is weeping as she should" Another user tweeted, "Sending thoughts and prayers to Lea Michele's assistant" One user commented, "Beanie Feldstein is currently going under witness protection in order to avoid assassination from Lea Michele, who recently escaped federal prison and is wanted in all fifty states." Another user said, "I know lea michele is pissed another ryan murphy girl booked this"



 



 



 



 



 



 

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