Michelle has a history with Fanny Price. Her “Glee” character, Rachel Berry, performed many of the “Fanny Girl” songs on the show and even landed the role in a revival of the fictional universe. Monday afternoon, after that story became true, Michelle wrote on Instagram That “a dream come true is an understatement.”
Funny Girl, a critically acclaimed production that was turned into a hit movie starring Streisand in 1968, opened in late April after years of subsequent rumors and delays. After Feldstein took a break from the show because she He tested positive for the coronavirusshe announce In June, her last performance will be on September 25. production confirmed the news On Twitter he added that actress Jane Lynch, who played Ms. Price, will also be out at that time.
Feldstein then shared a statement Posted on Instagram Sunday night was leaving “Fanny Girl” at the end of July – two months earlier than the originally announced date. She attributed her early departure—a very unusual event on Broadway—to the production’s decision to “take the show in a different direction.”
“I will never forget this experience and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who came to August Wilson [Theatre] For the love and support you have shown me, the team, and our amazing crew.” “The people I have enjoyed bringing Funny Girl to life with every night, both on and off stage, are all remarkably talented and exceptional human beings.”
Lynch will now leave earlier than planned, taking the final arc on September 4. Ms. Price will play four-time nominee Tony, Toveh Feldschuh. (Getting ready Julie Pinko will play Fanny Price in August, and on Thursdays beginning in September.)
The movie “Funny Girl” received largely negative reviews. Frank Rizzo Collection Referred to referred to as “weak”. Jesse Green from The New York Times argue That revival “shows why it took so long”. While noting her ardent nature, critics have criticized Feldstein’s vocal abilities, particularly in contrast to Streisand’s.
Peter Marks from The Washington Post advertiser that, “While, for example, you would have totally believed that Streisand was a star, with Feldstein, your first belief is that she believes She’s a star.”
According to weekly statistics from the Broadway League, a trade organization, “Funny Girl” August Wilson filled a 97.8 percent capacity in mid-May, possibly due to pre-review sales force. By early July, that number had fallen to less than 75 percent.
This piece has been updated.
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