We cried ourselves to sleep after Funny Girl got the boot, but we never know about the future!
One thing is for sure though! If and when the musical gets its financial backing, Lea Michele would totally be down for it. Even after she was snubbed through the first go around!
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Everyone make the saddest faces they can. Great, now we're all on the same page.
The exciting news that the seminal Broadway classic Funny Girl was to be revived for Broadway next spring is no longer so exciting as it turns out, producers don't have the money to make it a reality.
Because of a severe shortfall in the budget, Funny Girl has been scrapped for the season and won't be opening in April 2012 as planned. The silver lining is that stars Lauren Ambrose and Bobby Cannavale will stay in place for when the money does come in and while the decision to postpone was a difficult one, the masterminds behind it are confident their ship will come in. Producer Bob Boyett released a statement, saying:
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Now this is what we're talking about!!!
Next week, every single song on Glee will be a Broadway standard and every song is sung by our favorite people!
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Alright, we're going to be real honest with you here, Bobby. We like you a lot, but if we had to rate you, we'd put you deadpanned between Sydney Chaplin and Omar Sharif.
Take from that what you will.
You probably know Bobby Cannavale best from his time on
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We were pulling for you, Lea Michele. We really were. We wanted this for you with all our hearts.
But we have to say - this girl's not half bad!
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It's just one devastating blow after another with this girl! She's breaking our hearts left and right! If we didn't love you so damn much Lea Michele, we swear….
Okay, okay. Let's focus here. Thing is, we were utterly elated to learn earlier this year that a revival of Funny Girl was to be back on Broadway by 2012. The musical that made Barbra Streisand a
star legend has always been a personal favorite of ours and it has been thrilling to see a new generation of kids learn to love it as well through Glee and Lea's powerhouse performances of some of the show's iconic songs. Naturally, since she basically put the show back on everyone's radar, we assumed she was the ONLY choice to breathe new life into Fanny Brice on the stage.
But alas, it's not happening. As we understand it, Lea will
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We still don't know who is kicking the bucket next week on Glee, but we do know we're DYING over Lea Michele's solo from the episode. It's the one we've been waiting for…and she didn't disappoint.
A batch of songs have been released from next week's episode, entitled Funeral, including Princess Lea performing the Barbara Streisand classic ballad My Man from Funny Girl. Truthfully, we think this is one of her best performances yet…still not quite on par with Don't Rain On My Parade, but we don't think anything will ever compare to that for us.
Anyway, CLICK THE JUMP and you'll be transported to a world of pure imagination - literally. One of the numbers performed next week is an ensemble number of Pure Imagination, originated by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Sound like a weird choice? Just wait! You have to hear what Chris Colfer does with it. Very pretty. Plus, there is a third track - Amber Riley singing Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Very cool!
Ch-ch-check them out!!!
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