Lea Michele made her long-awaited debut as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s 'Funny Girl' revival on Aug. 6.

Lea Michele’s Funny Girl Opening Night Photos Are So Emotional

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After months addressing allegations of bullying and racism and illiteracy rumors, Lea Michele made her highly anticipated debut in Broadway’s Funny Girl revival. On Sept. 6, she triumphantly graced the August Wilson Theatre in New York, and it seemed to be a true spectacle.

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Barbra Streisand originated the role on Broadway in 1964 and starred in the 1968 film adaption. As for Lea’s connection to the musical, well, it is notorious. More on that in a moment.

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