Lea Michele will officially replace Beanie Feldstein in 'Funny Girl'

Broadway’s next “Funny Girl” will be Lea Michele, who is replacing Beanie Feldstein after the “Booksmart” star announced she’d exit the show earlier than expected.

The production revealed Monday that Lea would succeed Feldstein, whose run will end July 31, in the leading role of Fanny Brice, the famed comedian and vaudeville performer.

Feldstein announced her departure on Sunday, writing that after the production “decided to take the show in a different direction, [she] made the extremely difficult decision to step away sooner than anticipated.”

She’ll end her “Funny Girl” run almost two months earlier than her previously announced date of September 25.

Feldstein's last performance as Fanny will be July 31

Lea Michele will begin her tenure on September 4.

After Feldstein exits, her standby Julie Benko will perform until Michele joins the cast

"A dream come true is an understatement," Michele wrote on Instagram on 11th July.

"I'm so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway."


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