On July 11, it was announced that Lea Michele would star in 'Funny Girl' on Broadway in September.

Lea Michele Was Cast In Funny Girl, And Twitter Had Thoughts

Glee predicted this.


Lea Michele is set to join the Broadway revival of Funny Girl as Fanny Brice. On July 11, the musical announced that Beanie Feldstein would exit the role on July 31 with her standby Julie Benko taking over through Sept. 4 before Michele joins on Sept. 6.

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A day earlier, on July 10, Feldstein announced her exit in a note on Instagram, where she expressed her “lifelong dream” of playing Brice and the “great joy” she’s had in the role.