Glee star Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway's Funny Girl

The show announced Monday that the Emmy Award-nominated Michele

would replace Beanie Feldstein in the titular role starting in September.

Tony Award-nominated Tovah Feldshuh will step in as Mrs. Brice, currently played by Jane Lynch, another Glee alum.

The announcement came less than a day after Feldstein took to Instagram to tell her followers that "once the production decided to take the show,

in a different direction" she would step away two months earlier than anticipated on July 31st.

The production's current understudy, Julie Benko, will play Fanny until Michele comes on.

But when it came to the vocal chops and depth needed for songs like “My Man” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” some critics noted Feldstein didn’t have the range.

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