We don’t mean to rain on your parade, but Funny Girl is officially closing on Broadway.
The news initially broke March 2 and now its leading lady, Glee alum Lea Michele, is giving insight into why the headline-making show is calling for its final places. According to Michele, she was only supposed to stay on as Fanny Brice—which she took over from Beanie Feldstein in September 2022—with the production until June 2023.
“Signing on to this and taking on this this role with a toddler,” Michele shared on the March 2 episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, adding, “I haven’t been on Broadway in 15 years. I really didn’t know how this was going to all sort of feel and be for us as a family and being back in New York.”