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Covid forces Lea Michele off Broadway stage in ‘Funny Girl’

Followers of Lea Michele hoping to lastly see her singing and dancing in “Humorous Woman” on Broadway should be affected person.

The “Glee” actor has examined optimistic for Covid-19 — lacking Saturday’s matinee and night efficiency — and should now quarantine, slated to return to the present on Tuesday, Sept. 20. She solely began on Tuesday.

The bittersweet comedy tells the story of Fanny Brice, a Jewish lady from New York within the Nineteen Twenties who went from burlesque to Broadway phases regardless of criticism that she wasn’t conventionally lovely.

“Humorous Woman” is a musical that celebrates the oddballs, the kooky and the misfits, with Jule Styne-penned gems of songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Best Star” and “Individuals.” Barbra Streisand performed her on stage and on movie.

Julie Benko, who had been slated to play Fanny on Thursdays within the revival, will probably be performing the position now till Michele is again. Michele took over from Beanie Feldstein and mentioned the position was a lifetime aim.

“We’re so grateful to your entire ‘Humorous Woman’ firm, together with our standbys, understudies, swings and everybody engaged on the manufacturing for his or her outstanding dedication to preserving the present going and guaranteeing audiences have an excellent expertise at each efficiency,” the present mentioned in a press release.

Beginning in July, vaccine necessities for Broadway viewers members have been lifted and theatergoers had the choice to put on a masks in all 41 of New York’s Broadway theaters.

One manufacturing, “The Kite Runner,” pushed again, asking audiences at Wednesday matinees and Friday evening to masks up.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has lifted her state’s obligatory masks guidelines in faculties and the subway. Face coverings are merely inspired on buses and trains.

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