Lea Michele Posts “Glee” Throwback Forward of “Humorous Woman”

The road between Lea Michele and her “Glee” alter ego Rachel Berry continues to blur now that she’s taking up the position of Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Humorous Woman” revival. On Friday, Michele posted a photograph of herself standing beneath the “Humorous Woman” 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 publish, “A dream come true. ❤️.”

In season 5 of “Glee,” Rachel landed the position of Fanny on Broadway, which allowed Michele to dwell out her actual life “Humorous Woman” desires on the small display. This time round, the “Spring Awakening” star is taking up the position for actual after Beanie Feldstein left the manufacturing early. Michele’s first efficiency is ready 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 exhibits, she reportedly canceled the rest of the tour to give attention to “Humorous Woman” rehearsals, per Harper’s Bazaar. Though the actor has not addressed the cancelation straight, evidently the ultimate three exhibits conflicted together with her rehearsal schedule.

Given how lengthy Michele has been campaigning to play Fanny in a “Humorous Woman” revival, it is not 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 Woman” again to Broadway with Michele because the star, however his plans by no means got here to fruition. He finally 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 lots of these songs and so lots of these scenes [on ‘Glee’] that in a bizarre approach, I really feel like we did it in a roundabout way.”

Regardless of Murphy’s emotions on the topic, it is clear Michele by no means gave up on making her “Humorous Woman” desires come true past Rachel Berry’s fictional Broadway run.

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