Lea Michele Broadway may have to cancel her Broadway show Funny Girl due to her illness. She has developed symptoms of Covid.
She wrote “inconclusive test results.” She added that she is developing symptoms and will have to step back for a while. Julie Bunky will play the role of Fanny Prince.
“I’m devastated to say that due to early signs and symptoms of Covid and an inconclusive test result – due to the production’s safety protocols I’m not allowed to perform today’s shows. I will be testing again and will know more about tomorrow’s performance soon. Julie is going to crush it today as Fanny – as are all of our amazing understudies who have stepped up so incredibly this week while we battle a very intense Covid outbreak in our theater.”
She took over the role from Beanie Fierstein. She won’t be attending Saturday’s Performances. There is no hint of her appearing in New York’s August Wilston Theatre.