Just before she “blindsided” executives by announcing her planned resignation from the play, Beanie Feldstein was “essentially sacked” from Broadway’s “Funny Girl.”
The actress said on social media on Sunday, July 10: “Once the producers chose to take the program on a different path, I made the extremely tough decision to move away sooner than planned.” “I will never forget this experience, and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank every single person who came to the August Wilson for the love and support you have shown me and our incredible cast and crew.”
Lea Michele, the “Glee” star who will take Beanie’s position, was that “new path.”
According to rumors in the entertainment industry, Beanie’s tenure on “Funny Girl” was frequently plagued by negative reviews and weak ticket sales. Producers “essentially sacked her” as a result, a source said to the gossip section of the New York Post.
One insider claimed, “The social media post was her quitting after being fired,” and claimed that when Beanie made her seemingly unexpected announcement, producers were caught off guard and given only 30 minutes of notice.
A separate source, however, maintains that producers were aware of the impending social media message and even gave their approval for the language. Another insider claimed that Beanie feels “betrayed.”
“A brand was created by the entire creative team around a new kind of Fanny for a new generation. Now that they’ve turned on her and are blaming her for the failure of the show, “The insider continued. “Everyone around Beanie makes her feel like she is being attacked. She exclaims, “You brought me here in the first place!”