Beanie Feldstein confirms early departure of Funny Girl from Broadway
Beanie Feldstein might be recognized for her comedic roles, but she’s not kidding about her early exit from Funny Girl.
Here is everything you need to know.
Beanie Feldstein announces early release of Funny Girl
Beanie Feldstein took to Instagram this weekend to confirm that he was leaving Broadway’s Funny Girl.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress starred as the leading lady Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival. She was originally scheduled to perform until September 25, but now she will perform at her last show on July 31.
The Booksmart star wrote: Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and doing it for the last few months has been a great joy and a true honor.
She added: ‘Once the production decided to take the show in a different direction. I made the extremely difficult decision to retire earlier than planned.
The actress mentioned: ‘I will never forget this experience and from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank everyone who came out to August Wilson for the love and support they have shown me and our incredible cast and crew.”
He went on to share, “The people I have had the great pleasure of bringing Funny Girl to life with every night, both on and off stage, are extraordinarily talented and exceptional human beings, and I hope you will continue to join them at Henry Street.” . after my departure on July 31.
More about Broadway’s Funny Girl
Funny Girl is a semi-biographical film loosely based on the life and career of real-life comedian Fanny Brice.
The plot follows her rise to prominence and her intense relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein.
Broadway first opened the show in 1964. It was later adapted into a film with Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif as the lead characters.
Streisand won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her iconic role.
Also, the revived show debuted in April 2022, but received mixed reviews from the audience. Many viewers believe that Beanie Feldstein failed to fill the big shoes left by Streisand.
The musical production included songs like I’m the Greatest Star, People, Don’t Rain On My Parade and The Music That Makes Me Dance.
Anyway, after Feldstein’s shocking announcement, Funny Girl’s official Twitter page hinted at new castings.
They wrote, ‘tomorrow at 1 pm ET ‘exciting casting announcements will be made’.