Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Broadway: I TOLD YOU on June 16th: Lea Michele Will Play Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” Tovah Feldshuh Is Her Mother

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I told you on June 16th and today it was announced: Lea Michele will play Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway. Tovah Feldshuh will play her mother.

This is perfect casting. And I told you exclusively about Lea Michele.

They replace Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch, who were a mismatched casting from the start.

Lea Michele has always wanted to play the role and even sang “Don’t Rain On My Parade” on the 64th Tony Awards. If this doesn’t jolt ticket sales, nothing will.

Lea and Tovah start September 6th. Beanie leaves July 31st. Popular standby Julie Benko gets the whole month of August. Everyone who sees her loves her!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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