Virus forces Lea Michele off Broadway degree in ‘Funny Girl’

Fans of Lea Michele will must wait a bit extra to peer her making a song in “Funny Girl” on Broadway

Fans of Lea Michele hoping to eventually see her making a song and dancing in “Funny Girl” on Broadway will must be patient.

The “Glee” actor has examined fantastic for COVID-19 — lacking Saturday’s matinee and nighttime performance — and ought to now quarantine, slated to go back to the display on Tuesday, Sept. 20. She best commenced on Tuesday.

The bittersweet comedy tells the story of Fanny Brice, a Jewish female from New York withinside the Nineteen Twenties who went from burlesque to Broadway ranges no matter complaint that she wasn’t conventionally beautiful.

“Funny Girl” is a musical that celebrates the oddballs, the kooky and the misfits, with Jule Styne-penned gem stones of songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and “People.” Barbra Streisand performed her on degree and on film.

Julie Benko, who have been slated to play Fanny on Thursdays withinside the revival, may be acting the position now till Michele is back. Michele took over from Beanie Feldstein and stated the position changed into an entire life goal.

“We are so grateful to the entire ‘Funny Girl’ company, together with our standbys, understudies, swings and all people running at the manufacturing for his or her excellent dedication to retaining the display going and making sure audiences have a tremendous revel in at each performance,” the display stated in a statement.

Starting in July, vaccine necessities for Broadway target target market individuals had been lifted and theatergoers had the choice to put on a masks in all forty one of New York’s Broadway theaters.

One manufacturing, “The Kite Runner,” driven back, asking audiences at Wednesday matinees and Friday night time to masks up.

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