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Here's Why Lea Michele's 'Funny Girl' Was Never Filmed for a Movie Version

An interesting detail about the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, starring replacement actress Lea Michele, was buried into a new report about Taylor Swift‘s concert movie.

The Hollywood Reporter did an in-depth analysis into how Taylor‘s movie for The Eras Tour concert is setting the stage for more concert and event films in the future.

The article had a brief mention of live theatre being filmed for the masses, including how HBO filmed a performance of David Byrne‘s recent Broadway musical American Utopia.

So, what happened with Funny Girl? And why wasn’t it ever filmed? Lea expressed interest in making a movie back in April, about five months before the show closed.

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Barbra Streisand's Husband Says She's Redoing 'Funny Girl' Ending, But Did He Misspeak?

UPDATE: James Brolin has released a statement confirming he did misspeak.

“To My Wife Barbra and all her fans, Drinking tequila with Bill Maher on his ‘Club Random’ podcast recently, I mistakenly mentioned the wrong film. I meant to say my wife was working on The Way We Were. Apologies for all the confusion … Jim Brolin,” he said.


Legendary actor James Brolin says that his wife Barbra Streisand is working on a new ending for her classic movie Funny Girl, but some people think he misspoke.

The 83-year-old actor appeared on a new episode of Bill Maher‘s Club Random podcast and chatted about Barbra’s beloved musical film.

Funny Girl was released 55 years ago, but James said that Barbra‘s working on a new ending for the film to celebrate its 50th anniversary. So, did he get the film wrong?

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Lea Michele Continues 'Funny Girl' Tradition & Performs 'My Man' During Final Curtain Call - Watch!

Lea Michele bid goodbye to Funny Girl with a very special performance during the final curtain call.

The 37-year-old has led the revival since September of last year and marked her goodbye with a rendition of “My Man” on stage.

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Lea Michele Gets Support From Glenn Close at Recent 'Funny Girl' Performance Ahead of Final Shows

Lea Michele had an icon cheering her on in the audience at a recent Funny Girl performance – Glenn Close.

The 37-year-old Glee alum took to social media on Monday (August 28) to reveal that the 76-year-old screen icon attended one of her final shows in the role of Fanny Brice.

They even got a photo together on the Broadway stage!

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9 'Glee' Stars Who Have Seen Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl,' And 3 Cast Members Who Seemingly Will Not

There’s only one more week of performances until Funny Girl closes on Broadway and Lea Michele ends he run as Fanny Brice.

The 36-year-old actress has been fulfilling a storyline that happened on Glee when her character Rachel Berry starred in the first-ever Broadway revival of Funny Girl after idolizing Barbra Streisand while growing up, just as Lea herself did.

Some of Lea‘s Glee castmates have already rushed to see her in the musical during the first two months of her run, while some other former co-stars have publicly voiced that they will not be attending the show.

Browse through the slideshow to see who attended the show already, and who probably never will…

'Funny Girl' with Lea Michele Recoups $16.5 Million Capitalization As Show Enters Final Weeks on Broadway

Funny Girl has hit a major milestone.

On Monday (August 7), the producers of the Broadway revival – which stars Lea Michele as Fanny Brice – announced that the show had recouped its $16.5 million capitalization.

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Lea Michele's Performance at Tony Awards 2023: Watch Video of Her Singing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

Lea Michele brought the house down with her performance at the end of the night at the 2023 Tony Awards!

The 36-year-old actress closed out the show by performing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl at the Tonys on Sunday night (June 11) at the United Palace Theatre in New York City’s Washington Heights.

Funny Girl was not eligible for any awards this year as it opened in the previous Tonys season. Lea was never eligible for a Tony Award for her performance as Fanny Brice as she did not originate the role in this production. Beanie Feldstein was eligible last year, but did not receive a nomination.

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