Lea Michele to Replace  Beanie Feldstein in ‘Funny Girl’ Revival on Broadway

Beanie Feldstein Is Stepping Away From Her Broadway Show 'Funny Girl'

The news of Michele in the role, meanwhile, comes after many longtime fans had hoped she would be cast in the production, when the revival was first announced last year.

The news of Michele in the role, meanwhile, comes after many longtime fans had hoped she would be cast in the production, when the revival was first announced last year.

Michele will formally take over the role starting Sept. 6, while current standby Julie Benko will assume the part from Aug. 2 to Sept. 4 and on Thursdays beginning Sept. 8.

Feldstein's portrayal of the character marked the first time in 58 years that Funny Girl had been on Broadway. The role was originally played by Barbra Streisand in 1964.

Feldstein's portrayal of the character marked the first time in 58 years that Funny Girl had been on Broadway. The role was originally played by Barbra Streisand in 1964.