Beanie Feldstein is leaving the Broadway production of Funny Girl in September… along with Jane Lynch
Beanie Feldstein is scheduled to leave the Broadway production of Funny Girl on September 25, producers announced on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old actress will return to the musical on Thursday after missing a week after testing positive for coronavirus.
A tweet from the show on Wednesday read: “Beanie returns tomorrow! 14 weeks left until September 25th to see Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch. Stay tuned for more casting news to join Ramin Karimloo & Jared Grimes and the company of Funny Girl.
The Latest: Beanie Feldstein, 28, is scheduled to leave the Broadway production of Funny Girl on September 25, producers announced Wednesday. She was photographed on the opening night of the musical in NYC on April 24th
Feldstein took to Instagram on Wednesday to address her departure from the musical comedy, which ran at the August Wilson Theater.
“I will never be able to find the words that can even begin to explain what this experience was like for me,” said the Los Angeles native.
She continued, “To every single person who brings Funny Girl to life on stage every day at August Wilson – to every dresser, every usher, front of house, spot operator, props, automation, to the incredible offstage company who are the heroes of Broadway, every band member, security guard, the awesome hair team, my sound crew buddies and of course my angels who join me on stage every night… all the people from Funny Girl: I Love You.
“You are my people. Knowing you changed me forever.’
A tweet from the show’s account on Wednesday suggested that Feldstein and Lynch should leave the Broadway show
Feldstein spoke about the conclusion of the musical on her Instagram account on Wednesday
Feldstein said she “gave and will continue to give my all to this show” and was “immensely proud to be a bagel on a plate of onion buns.”
“I’m so grateful for every other bagel that comes with us to Henry Street every night. Can’t wait to see you all there by September.”
Feldstein’s replacements and Lynch, who plays Mrs. Rose Brice in the production, were not immediately announced given news of her departure. Julie Benko has represented Feldstein during her absence due to COVID-19.
The announced personnel changes come as neither Feldstein nor Lynch were nominated for a Tony Award for their production efforts and box office plummeted when Feldstein was unable to perform, Deadline reported.
The entertainer was seen on the opening night of the production last April 24th
Insiders told Deadline that Lynch has plans to leave the show this fall, while many expected Feldstein to remain on the show through the end of the year
Insiders told the outlet that Lynch has plans to leave the show this fall, while many expected Feldstein to remain on the show through the end of the year. The show opened on Broadway last April 24th.
The show’s Jared Grimes, who received the show’s only Tony nomination for Best Actor/Musical for his role as Eddie Ryan, and Ramin Karimloo, who plays the role of Nick Arnstein, are expected to join the show after Feldstein and Lynch depart remain, reported Deadline.
The show’s first incarnation, starring Barbra Streisand, ran on Broadway from March 1964 to July 1967. The musical was nominated for nine Tony Awards, according to Broadway World, with the late composer Jule Styne winning Best Musical.
The 1968 film adaptation, directed by William Wyler, received eight Academy Award nominations, with Streisand winning Best Actress for her performance.