Beanie Feldstein walks away from his Broadway show ‘Funny Girl’: ‘An extremely difficult decision’

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By Leah Sarnoff, ETOnline.com.

5 hours ago

Feldstein Beanie quits her role as Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of funny girl. Taking to Instagram to share a statement on her departure from the production, Feldstein said choosing to walk away was an “extremely difficult decision.”

Feldstein was scheduled to perform with the ensemble until September 25, however, she now announces that her final encore will be on July 31. She cited the production team moving “in a different direction” as the catalyst for her departure.

The actor’s statement read, “Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and to do so for the past few months has been a great joy and a true honor. Once the production decided to take the show on a different direction, I made the extremely difficult decision to walk away earlier than planned.

She 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 showed me and our incredible cast and crew. The people with whom I had the great joy of bringing Funny Girl to life every night, on and off the stage, are all remarkably talented and exceptional humans and I hope you will continue to join them on Henry Street after my departure on July 31. ”

The original slice of funny girl premiered on Broadway in 1964 and performed by Barbra Streisand. The iconic production includes songs such as “I’m the Greatest Star”, “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade” and “The Music That Makes Me Dance”.

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