“Funny Girl” star Benny Feldstein may be known for her comedy chops, but she’s not kidding in announcing her early departure from the Broadway show.
Feldstein confirmed her exit from the Broadway revival of “Funny Girl,” with the Golden Globe-nominated actress grateful for the opportunity to portray the lead, Fannie Brice. Feldstein’s final show is July 31.
“Playing Fanny Bryce on Broadway has been my lifelong dream, and it has been a great pleasure and a true honor to do so over the past few months,” Feldstein wrote.
The “Booksmart” star didn’t go into too much detail, but cited creative differences as the reason for his exit from production.
“Once production decided to take the show in a different direction, I made the extremely difficult decision to walk away sooner than I anticipated,” Feldstein explained. “I will never forget this experience and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who came over to August Wilson for the love and support you have shown me and our amazing cast and crew.”
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FeldsteinIt’s been a pleasure, they are all remarkably talented and extraordinary human beings and I hope you continue to engage with them on Henry Street long after I am gone.”
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Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif starred in a film adaptation of the show in 1968, which earned Streisand an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
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