On Aug 5., Lea Michele took to her Instagram to share a photo of herself visiting the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, the home of the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, which the actress is set to star in next month.
Posing in front of the building’s marque wearing a black slip dress, Lea, 33, captioned the post “dream come true.”
Also in the post, she also shared a nearly identical throwback photo of her Glee alter-ego, Rachel Berry in a purple dress coat, achieving the same Broadway dream.
As Gleeks might remember, Rachel performed a cover of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from the musical in the first season on the beloved Fox series, which ran from 2009 to 2015. Then in the Season 4 finale, the high-school graduate auditions for the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway revival and ultimately nabs the part the following season.
Nearly a decade later, life imitated art when Lea—who’s long been vocal about her hopes to star in the production IRL—was announced as Broadway’s new Fanny Brice, replacing Beanie Feldstein, who announced that she was leaving the musical earlier than expected.
“A dream come true is an understatement,” she wrote in a July 11 Instagram post. “I’m so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway. See you September 6th. @funnygirlbwy #FUNNYGIRL.”
Jane Lynch‘s is also leaving Funny Girl, with Tovah Feldshuh taking on her role of Mrs. Brice. While she and her former Glee co-star won’t be sharing the stage, the 62-year-old has given Lea her stamp of approval.
“I adore her. She’s just going to take this show and make it her own,” Jane shared with Deadline July 12. “I’m so glad she’s getting the opportunity in real life to do the show and not just on Glee.”
Lea has long been vocal about her hopes to star in Funny Girl IRL. Back in 2017, during an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live opened up about her desire to work on the production. When asked by a fan if she might possibly participate in the musical after Glee show runner Ryan Murphy bought the rights, she replied, “I hope so, I really hope so.”
“We were thinking of doing it right after Glee but I did a lot of the songs from Funny Girl on Glee, so it felt like a little soon,” she added. “But I feel really ready to do it now so maybe we could do it soon.”
California home hit by speeding drivers 23 times over the past 50 years
Child rushed to hospital after falling out window in the Bronx
Man Utd ‘offered chance’ to seal late transfer for Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik
I miss ‘the slumber party effect’: Emily Compagno
3-year-old girl falls out of window in the Bronx
PINAY OFW 2021 VIRAL VIDEO SCANDAL | GRABE NAMAN TO!!
DHS pays over $455K to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
7-Foot-Tall Harambe Statue Stares Down Wall Street’s Charging Bull, Which Is Now Covered in Bananas
Julia Gwyneth Ostan Issue | Julia Ostan Viral Scandal Full Video | Julia Ostan Kmjs
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Facebook, Robinhood, FedEx and more
Two Viral Videos Show Tamil Nadu Government Govt School Students Cleaning Restrooms In Uniform
Zahir Jaffer and Noor Mukaddam Latest | Iqra Latest | Viral Videos
Viral videos of University with Sajal Ali
Florida Challenging Federal Travel Mask Mandate
Viral videos – Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth completes visit to Liverpool
News21 hours ago
Sarah Palin, Nick Begich, Mary Peltola advance to general election to represent Alaska congressional district
News17 hours ago
UAE: Indian Embassy issues warning over travel fraud
Sport22 hours ago
Horse racing tips: This 20-1 shot is seriously overpriced and can bash the bookies on day one of York Ebor Festival
News12 hours ago
UAE: How volunteers juggle full-time jobs with rescue operations
News21 hours ago
Jackie Rowe Adams, who lost 2 sons to gun violence, makes emotional plea:
Lifestyle17 hours ago
Madonna! Britney! Kanye! MTV Video Vanguard Winners Through the Years
Auto24 hours ago
Next-Generation Volvo XC90 Accurately Rendered After Patent Images
Lifestyle19 hours ago
Everything We Know So Far About 'Pirates of the Caribbean 6'