Beanie Feldstein could be credited with her comedy role, but she’s not joking about her early departure from Funny Girl.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Beanie Feldstein Announces Early Step Out of Funny Girl
Beanie Feldstein confirmed on Instagram this weekend that she would be leaving Funny Girl on Broadway.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress starred in Broadway’s Revival as protagonist Fanny Brice. She was originally scheduled to perform until September 25, but now has her last gig on July 31.
As the Booksmart star wrote: Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a dream of my life, and it has been a great pleasure and a real honor to have done so over the past few months.’
“Once, the production company decided to take the show in a different direction. I have made a very difficult decision to step back sooner than expected.’
The actress said, ‘I will truly never forget this experience. I want to thank everyone who came to August Wilson for the love and support you showed me and our amazing cast and crew.’
She continued, “On and off stage, all of the people I have had so much joy in bringing Funny Girls to life every night are amazingly talented and talented people and I look forward to continuing to join you on Henry Street. after.’
More on Broadway’s Funny Girl
Funny Girl is a semi-biography film based lightly on the life and career of real-life comedian Fanny Brice.
The plot follows her intense relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein as she becomes famous.
Broadway first opened the show in 1964. The show was further adapted into a film starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif.
Streisand won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her iconic role.
Moreover, the revival show, which debuted in April 2022, received mixed reviews from the audience. Many viewers feel that Beanie Feldstein didn’t fill the big spot Streisand left.
The musical production included tracks such as I’m Greatest Star, People, Don’t Rain On My Parade, and The Music That Make Me Dance.
Still, following Feldstein’s shocking announcement, Funny Girl’s official Twitter page hinted at a new cast.
‘An interesting casting announcement is tomorrow at 1 PM (EST),’ he wrote.