Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch Leaving Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’
In a statement posted to social media, the show’s team shared that the two performers are set to leave the production Sept. 25. This follows Feldstein having announced June 6 that she would be missing dates after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Beanie is back tomorrow!” The show’s official Twitter account posted Wednesday. “14 weeks left to see Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch now through September 25th. Stay tuned for more casting news from Ramin Karimloo and Jared Grimes, as well as the company of Funny Girl
The show, which opened April 24, was nominated for a single Tony Award at the recent 2022 ceremony, for featured actor Grimes. It stars Fanny Brice as actress; Lynch as Fanny’s mother, Mrs. Rosie Brice; Eddie Ryan as Grimes; Karimloo is Nick Arnstein.
Funny Girl’s original Broadway production opened March 26, 1964, and ran until July 1967. It earned eight Tony nominations at that time, including best musical and best leading actress for Barbra Streisand as Fanny.
Director William Wyler’s subsequent 1968 film adaptation earned eight Oscar nominations and a win for Streisand in her big-screen debut.
Beanie returns tomorrow! 14 weeks left to see Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch now through September 25th. Stay tuned for more casting news to join Ramin Karaimloo and Jared Grimes, as well as the company of Funny Girl. pic.twitter.com/YOmtoUsFm9
— Funny Girl on Broadway (@FunnyGirlBwy) June 15, 2022