Lea Michele had to leave today’s show on the Broadway show Funny Girl after suffering a back injury.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Lea Michele misses her Funny Girlfriend performance.
On Friday night, November 11th, Lea Michele shared the tragic news to her fans and followers via her official Instagram account.
She said, ‘Hello everyone. Unfortunately, I’m getting out of Funny Girl tonight. I hurt my back and the doctor asks me to rest tonight or else I will be there. i will be back tomorrow Love to all.’
In addition, the message from the 35-year-old actress comes out two hours before the performance. But she promised to be back on stage tomorrow.
The official team from the creators of Funny Girl confirmed the news on Twitter. They also revealed that the researching Julie Benko will replace Michele on stage tonight. After that, they offered support to their heroine.
The statement reads: ‘To Leah Michelle, who is absent from tonight’s performance, all our wishes of healing. Amazing Julie Benko (@jujubee) as Fanny!’
Lea Michele talks about her experience in Broadway’s Funny Girl.
Lea Michele currently stars as lead and comedian Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
Nonetheless, she is best known for her role as Rachel Berry, a Broadway wannabe wannabe on the Fox TV hit series Glee.
Besides that, Michele explained that she enjoys appearing in classic musicals that include standards like ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ with ‘I’m Greatest Star’.
‘I love living in a bubble, a safe home and space for this theater and these actors,’ she said.
She also said, ‘This would have been very scary for me if I didn’t know and felt that I was supported by everyone. I’m literally spending the time of my life.’
The new version follows a girl who became one of the most beloved Broadway performers even though everyone told her she would never be a star.
Meanwhile, Michele received positive reviews from publications such as Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter after making her Funny Girl debut at the August Wilson Theater in September.
The New York Times wrote that ‘Lea Michele in the role on September 6 turned out to be that stupendous Fanny’.
The knight goes further, ‘yes, she also shines like a light. Fragile and invincible, eccentric and zealous, she makes this show worth watching again.’