Good news: Beanie Feldstein will be starring in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl in 2022!
The musical is about the life of Broadway star Fanny Brice, her unlikely rise to fame, and her relationship with husband Nicky Arnstein. The show originally opened in 1964 and starred none other than Barbra Streisand.
Beanie called the casting a "lifelong dream come true," especially as she had a Funny Girl–themed party when she was 3 years old. Plus, Beanie has been singing in musicals since the age of 5 — and originally aimed to have her career on Broadway instead of in movies.
However, another name started trending on Twitter when the news hit...Lea Michele.
Why? Well, for one, Funny Girl was pretty integral to Lea's character on Glee — she sings "Don't Rain on my Parade" in Season 1 Sectionals and her character later stars in the Broadway revival.
However, the connection isn't just fictional! A potential Lea Michele–led Funny Girl revival was swirling around for a few years, and Lea herself said in 2017, "I did a concert in Central Park...I did like nine Funny Girl songs and turned to Ryan [Murphy] and I was like, OK, I'm ready to do it. It's a lot of work and it would be an honor to do it. But if I'm going to go back [to Broadway] that's what I'd really like to do."
Because petty Broadway Twitter is a glorious place, the memes just kept coming:
Lea herself didn't comment on the news, but seems to be generally chillin' by the beach.
Congrats again, Beanie!
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