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Lea Michele Posts “Glee” Throwback Forward of “Humorous Woman”


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Lea Michele attends as alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet celebrates 20 years at the Close East Lawn on June 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for alice + olivia)

The road between Lea Michele and her “Glee” alter ego, Rachel Berry, continues to blur now that she’s taking on the position of Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Humorous Woman” revival. On Friday, Michele posted a photograph of herself standing beneath the “Humorous Woman” marquee on the August Wilson Theatre alongside a snap from “Glee” that includes Rachel doing nearly the very same factor on Instagram. She captioned the publish, “A dream come true. ❤️.”

In season 5 of “Glee,” Rachel landed the position of Fanny on Broadway, which allowed Michele to reside out her real-life “Humorous Woman” desires on the small display. This time round, the “Spring Awakening” star is taking up the position for actual after Beanie Feldstein left the manufacturing early. Michele’s first efficiency is ready for September 6, and she or he has cleared her schedule to make the Broadway present her primary precedence.

Initially, Michele was scheduled to do a “Life in Music” tour this summer season, however after performing three of the six reveals, she reportedly canceled the rest of the tour to concentrate on “Humorous Woman” rehearsals, per Harper’s Bazaar. Though the actor has not addressed the cancellation straight, evidently the ultimate three reveals conflicted together with her rehearsal schedule.

Given how lengthy Michele has been campaigning to play Fanny in a “Humorous Woman” revival, it isn’t stunning she’s channeling her interior Rachel and focusing all of her power on perfecting her efficiency earlier than her debut. Again in 2014, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy was planning to deliver “Humorous Woman” again to Broadway with Michele because the star, however his plans by no means got here to fruition. He in the end informed Leisure Weekly that in some ways Rachel’s “Glee” arc fulfilled his dream.

“We had talked about it for positive,” Murphy informed EW in 2015, per Playbill. “However then I really feel like we [did] so a lot of these songs and so a lot of these scenes [on ‘Glee’] that in a bizarre means, I really feel like we did it ultimately.”

Regardless of Murphy’s emotions on the topic, it is clear Michele by no means gave up on making her “Humorous Woman” desires come true past Rachel Berry’s fictional Broadway run.



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