Even someone who is fairly unfamiliar with the comings and goings of Broadway is likely aware of all the drama surrounding Lea Michele‘s casting as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.
For context, Lea finally took to the stage for the first time earlier this week — with initial reports touting six standing ovations for her debut.
Well, it’s time to add another chapter to this lengthy tome — because Lea has had to cancel some of her performances due to “early signs and symptoms of COVID and an inconclusive test result.”
“Due to the production’s safety protocols I’m not allowed to perform for today’s shows. I will be testing again and will know more about tomorrow’s performance soon,” the post continued.
Julie [Benko] is going to crush it today as Fanny — as are all of our amazing understudies who have stepped up so incredibly this week while we battle a very intense COVID outbreak in our theater.”
Lea’s costar, Ramin Karimloo, added his well wishes on IG:
Hope the cast and crew are safe and healthy!