Beanie Feldstein is replaced by Lea Michele in the Funny Girl

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Beanie Feldstein who appeared as Fanny Brice is replaced by Lea Michele. Though it was not shocking for the fans as it was already spread or assumed. Jane Lynch is expected to quit the production, it is also suspected that Tovah Feldshuh will get the role of Mrs. Brice.

Do you think Lea Michele is replacing Beanie Feldstein?

Lea Michele is known for her acting in Glee and Spring Awakening on Broadway. She is expected to join the team of Funny Girl. She will begin on September 6 at the venue of August Wilson Theatre. Tony Nominee Jared Grimes will continue to play the role of Eddie Ryan. Along with that Ramin Karimloo will also continue to play the role of Nick Arnstein as earlier. The producers gave confirmation of the casting.


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What was Lea Michele’s post?

Lea Michele recently posted on Instagram giving confirmation of the news of joining the Funny Girl cast. She says that she feels blessed to be a part of the incredible cast and excited to make he debut as Fanny Brice. She in the end wrote to meet everyone on 6th September.

As Feldstein’s replacement, there will be Julie Benko will play the protagonist role.


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Current scenario

Mrs. Brice will be played by Lynch earlier on September 4, leaving her part before what was expected.  Beanie is expected to depart with Feldstein. She further confirmed her last shooting day, which is 31 July, which will be way earlier than expected. Earlier the expected date was 25th September. Feldstein was seen missing a few latest concerts due to Covid. Feldstein gave the statement that she wanted to leave the show after she saw the production is taking it in all different lines. She gave the statement through the Instagram post that she posted recently.

However, where the storyline is going is not known nor have the producers given any comment on it. Social media is buzzing since after the news. Many fans are sharing their opinion about the sudden departure of Feldstein from the shoot.  Few fans didn’t want her to go while others wished her success in her future projects.

Funny Girl has crossed the dollar one million mark in the weekly box office in its past spring. The recent figure about the current box office (for the week ending with 3rd July) showed approximately 75% of seats were only filled.