NEWS OF THE WEEK: Beanie Feldstein leaving Broadway revival of Funny Girl early due to 'change in direction'

The Booksmart actress made her debut as Fanny Brice in the stage musical in April and was originally expected to remain in the role until September. However, in a statement posted on Instagram on Sunday night, Beanie revealed that she would be leaving the show on 31 July as the production is moving in a "different direction" "Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and doing so for the last few months has been a great joy and true honor."

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting