Why Beanie Feldstein Is Leaving Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ Early

Beanie Feldstein is raining on her fans’ parade.

The actress shocked social media on Sunday by announcing that she is ending the revival of Broadway’s “Funny Girl” even sooner than expected. Her departure comes amid cryptic reports of the show going in a “different direction”.

The actress “American Crime Story: Impeachment” wrote her a note disappointed fans on Instagram, announcing that she will be departing July 31 instead of her original early departure date of September 25.

“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to play Fanny Brice on Broadway, and for the past few months it has been a great joy and an honor,” wrote Feldstein, 29. “When the production decided to take the show in a different direction I made the extremely difficult decision to retire earlier than expected.”

Feldstein, who received decidedly mixed reviews in the highly anticipated revival, continued: “I will never forget this experience and from the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone who came to the August Wilson for the love and support you have shown me and our great cast and crew show.”

Meanwhile, official social media accounts for the production are already teasing “casting announcements” at 1 p.m. Monday.

The “Lady Bird” alumnus went on to explain how much she enjoyed working with the cast of the production.

Feldstein said: “The people I’ve had the great pleasure of bringing ‘Funny Girl’ to life every night, both on and off stage, are all remarkably talented and exceptional people and I hope you’ll join them afterwards. on Henry Street. I leave on July 31st.”

Last month it was announced that Feldstein and co-coster Jane Lynch would be leaving the musical in the fall.

There are also rumors circulating in the Broadway world that Lynch’s ‘Glee’ cast-mate Lea Michele will replace the ‘Booksmart’ actress. However, a representative for Michele declined to comment when The Post contacted him.

All this uproar comes after Feldstein missed several shows after testing positive for COVID-19 on June 6. She looked back on her role in a social media post several days later, noting that “she will never be able to find the words that could even begin to explain what the experience has been like for me.”

She reflected on the show’s hard-working cast and crew, as well as the “heroes of Broadway” and “all the people of Funny Girl.”

“I love you. You are my people. Knowing you has changed me forever,” she wrote lovingly.

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Beanie Feldstein stars as Fanny Brice in the 2022 Broadway revival of “Funny Girl.”
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