Fans of Lea Michele hoping to eventually see her making a song and dancing in “Funny Girl” on Broadway will ought to be patient.
The “Glee” actor has examined advantageous for COVID-19 — lacking Saturday’s matinee and night performance — and ought to now quarantine, slated to go back to the display on Tuesday, Sept. 20. She handiest commenced on Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, I even have formally examined advantageous for COVID. In following manufacturing protocol I can’t go back to the theater for 10 days,” Michele wrote in a message published to her Instagram story. “Thankfully staying domestic these days and catching this early covered such a lot of contributors of our agency from being exposed.”
“Funny Girl has been and nonetheless is tackling a superb wave of COVID with near a dozen agency contributors presently out,” Michele continued. “We are nearly on the alternative facet of this and our swings and understudies are doing such an great activity to maintain our display on its feet.”
“This week has been a dream come authentic and I can’t wait to get back — You higher get ready. See you soon,” Michele added.
The bittersweet comedy tells the story of Fanny Brice, a Jewish female from New York withinside the Twenties who went from burlesque to Broadway levels in spite of 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 level and on film.
Julie Benko, who have been slated to play Fanny on Thursdays withinside the revival, can be appearing the function now till Michele is back. Michele took over from Beanie Feldstein and stated the function become a life-time goal.
“We are so grateful to the entire ‘Funny Girl’ agency, such as our standbys, understudies, swings and all and sundry operating at the manufacturing for his or her exceptional dedication to retaining the display going and making sure audiences have a awesome revel in at each performance,” the display stated in a statement.
Starting in July, vaccine necessities for Broadway target target market contributors have 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 regulations in colleges and the subway. Face coverings are simply recommended on buses and trains.