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Lea Michele’s ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway album will get launch date

Good information, “Funny Girl” followers.

Fanny Brice herself, Lea Michele, introduced Wednesday that the present Broadway manufacturing of the hit musical is getting a forged album — 58 years after the discharge of the unique “Funny Girl” forged album that includes Barbra Streisand.

According to NBC’s “Today” present, the digital model of the document is scheduled to reach Friday at 9 p.m. Pacific, whereas bodily CD copies will hit cabinets Jan. 2.

“We have a little bit of a secret that we wanted to let you all in on,” Michele informed the viewers throughout a curtain name Wednesday night time on the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.

“We are going to be releasing our original cast Broadway album for ‘Funny Girl.’ … Everyone here is working so incredibly hard every single night. We’ve also worked so hard in the studio to make such an incredible album that I’ve heard. And as the biggest ‘Funny Girl’ fan my whole life, I’m so proud of it.”

A video preview of the album sees Michele passionately belt the show-stopping quantity “Don’t Rain on My Parade” within the recording studio. The actor and singer famously carried out that tune as Rachel Berry on “Glee” years earlier than she obtained standing ovations for her flip as Fanny Brice on Broadway. Coincidentally (or not), Rachel Berry additionally performed Fanny in a fictional Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” on the TV collection.

In July, Michele was tapped to interchange Beanie Feldstein because the legendary Jewish vaudeville star within the Broadway manufacturing of “Funny Girl.” Michele was each an anticipated and controversial selection after a number of former co-stars accused her of abusive conduct on set.

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Michele most not too long ago addressed the bullying claims by telling the New York Times, “I have an edge to me. I work really hard. I leave no room for mistakes …. That level of perfectionism, or that pressure of perfectionism, left me with a lot of blind spots.”

Since launching her “Funny Girl” run in September, Michele has drawn rave critiques for her “tour de force” debut.

“Michele’s performance in ‘Funny Girl’ is one of the top five musical theater performances I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Times theater critic Charles McNulty wrote.

“Theatrical excellence isn’t as common as you might imagine. I was thankful for having been present at one of those rare moments when everything falls into place on Broadway — the right performer in the right role at the right time and in front of the right audience.”



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