The road between Lea Michele and her “Glee” alter ego, Rachel Berry, continues to blur now that she’s taking on the function of Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Humorous Lady” revival. On Friday, Michele posted a photograph of herself standing beneath the “Humorous Lady” 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 put up, “A dream come true. ❤️.”
In season 5 of “Glee,” Rachel landed the function of Fanny on Broadway, which allowed Michele to dwell out her real-life “Humorous Lady” desires on the small display screen. This time round, the “Spring Awakening” star is taking over the function for actual after Beanie Feldstein left the manufacturing early. Michele’s first efficiency is about for September 6, and he or she 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 deal with “Humorous Lady” rehearsals, per Harper’s Bazaar. Though the actor has not addressed the cancellation immediately, plainly the ultimate three reveals conflicted together with her rehearsal schedule.
Given how lengthy Michele has been campaigning to play Fanny in a “Humorous Lady” revival, it isn’t shocking she’s channeling her interior Rachel and focusing all of her vitality on perfecting her efficiency earlier than her debut. Again in 2014, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy was planning to convey “Humorous Lady” again to Broadway with Michele because the star, however his plans by no means got here to fruition. He in the end instructed Leisure Weekly that in some ways Rachel’s “Glee” arc fulfilled his dream.
“We had talked about it for certain,” Murphy instructed 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 not directly.”
Regardless of Murphy’s emotions on the topic, it is clear Michele by no means gave up on making her “Humorous Lady” desires come true past Rachel Berry’s fictional Broadway run.