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Beanie Feldstein To Star in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' Revival in 2022

Does the show's premise depend on the leading lady being hard to look at? Poor girls.

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by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2022 12:47 AM

Well, if a girl isn’t pretty, like a Miss Atlantic City.

by Anonymousreply 1August 12, 2021 2:07 AM

She sure is ugly.

by Anonymousreply 2August 12, 2021 2:08 AM

The nepotism of it all. She's literally a female Jonah Hill .

by Anonymousreply 3August 12, 2021 2:09 AM

Let's hope she has less yo yo-ing than her fat fuck brother.

If you think the Hills are ugly now, you should see them when they're thin and popular.

by Anonymousreply 4August 12, 2021 2:09 AM


by Anonymousreply 5August 12, 2021 2:15 AM

A thumb in a wig.

by Anonymousreply 6August 12, 2021 2:17 AM

Fannie Brice was fat?

by Anonymousreply 7August 12, 2021 2:23 AM

Does she have the voice?

by Anonymousreply 8August 12, 2021 2:24 AM

Hello, Gordo!

by Anonymousreply 9August 12, 2021 2:26 AM

Let's not.

by Anonymousreply 10August 12, 2021 2:29 AM

Lea Michelle was trending regarding this news and everyone was making fun of how miserable she must have been that she didn't get the part. What is the deal with that? Do people not like Lea or something?

by Anonymousreply 11August 12, 2021 2:31 AM

This thread will end in tears.

by Anonymousreply 12August 12, 2021 2:35 AM

What a god-awful unfortunate name. At least her brother had the sense to change his!

by Anonymousreply 13August 12, 2021 2:39 AM

Barbra was prettier and more talented. I heard beanie singing and it sounded very generic.

by Anonymousreply 14August 12, 2021 2:45 AM

[quote] Do people not like Lea or something?

R11, did you just fall off the turnip truck?

by Anonymousreply 15August 12, 2021 2:56 AM

Is she box office? Star of Booksmart doesn’t exactly sell tickets.

by Anonymousreply 16August 12, 2021 4:09 AM

R13 They've finally found a face and name more Hebraic than Barbra Streisand.

Fanny Brice was plain-looking and thin, and certainly made less of an impression than either of these high-profile Jewesses. But that's how good writers are supposed to live.

by Anonymousreply 17August 12, 2021 4:15 AM

DL fave Melissa Miller is gearing up to be her understudy.

by Anonymousreply 18August 12, 2021 4:15 AM

Fanny Brice:

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by Anonymousreply 19August 12, 2021 4:42 AM

R19 I've seen heavier portions on Beanie Feldstein's lunch plate. How the hell are they gonna make this work, visually?

by Anonymousreply 20August 12, 2021 4:43 AM

If this tubbo Jew Broad wins an Oscar before me, I will burn this fucking town straight down to the desert soil!

by Anonymousreply 21August 12, 2021 5:26 AM

Not the first fat fanny on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 22August 12, 2021 6:05 AM

She doesn’t have the voice for it.

I don’t know how she’s going to sing this show and who they think will pay to see her?


by Anonymousreply 23August 12, 2021 7:01 AM

This can't be as bad as the Brits reviving Funny Girl in the West End and casting Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. And then praising her with excellent reviews much like they did with the mousy, dull Elena Roger in their Evita revival.

by Anonymousreply 24August 12, 2021 7:43 AM

This is gonna be worse than Precious, when the reviewers praise the lead actress for being "brave" to show her fat face in "this shallow business."

by Anonymousreply 25August 12, 2021 7:45 AM

This bitch is fat and fugly.

by Anonymousreply 26August 12, 2021 7:46 AM

Don't rain on her parade. It will only make her float.

by Anonymousreply 27August 12, 2021 9:04 AM

What a disaster.

by Anonymousreply 28August 12, 2021 9:12 AM

[quote] Barbra was prettier and more talented.

Probably. In the pics OP posted, Beanie actually looks prettier than Barbra, however.

by Anonymousreply 29August 12, 2021 9:31 AM

Beanie Feldstein is going to sing The Music That Makes Me Dance? I think most of the audience will be heading up the aisle by then.

This has “community theatre turn” written all over it.

by Anonymousreply 30August 12, 2021 1:25 PM

R24 Well, at least Sheridan Smith is a pretty good actress, without being a case of nepotism, so there is that.

by Anonymousreply 31August 12, 2021 1:34 PM

She's who was cast in "Merrily We Roll Along in Linklater's 20 years in the making film.

by Anonymousreply 32August 12, 2021 1:38 PM

link for R32. Pardon.

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by Anonymousreply 33August 12, 2021 1:39 PM

I'm afraid I don't know enough about either show to know if the same woman could feasibly play both roles properly. Enlighten me, please.

by Anonymousreply 34August 12, 2021 1:40 PM

[quote] Well, at least Sheridan Smith is a pretty good actress, without being a case of nepotism, so there is that

I saw her in Funny Girl and found her completely unbelievable as a Lower East Side New York Jew. Carol Burnett, who turned down the role when she was originally approached for the original Broadway production, was right. The actress playing Fanny has to be convincingly Jewish. Or at least 'ethnic New Yorker'.

by Anonymousreply 35August 12, 2021 1:56 PM

I’m not a fan of this actress.

by Anonymousreply 36August 12, 2021 2:03 PM
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by Anonymousreply 37August 12, 2021 3:58 PM

She doesn't have the voice to carry Funny Girl.

And she is a rich kid from LA who started voice lessons when she was in elementary school.

(Ben sounds lovely in this video - he can sing).

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by Anonymousreply 38August 12, 2021 4:12 PM

One more featuring her dancing...

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by Anonymousreply 39August 12, 2021 4:14 PM

[quote] Lea Michelle was trending regarding this news and everyone was making fun of how miserable she must have been that she didn't get the part. What is the deal with that? Do people not like Lea or something?

There's a BI for that. ------

- The Nastiness Factor

In any profession, it’s good to have goals.

This actress has had the same goal for her entire life!

Her goal was to play the lead in the revival/remake of this classic musical.

The movie originally starred a legendary with an exceptional voice. She wound up winning an Oscar for her performance.

Our actress sincerely believes that she is a performer of the same caliber. She believes that she proved that as the lead of a television series that showed off her vocal talents. She believes that when the time is right, she will be called upon to take the baton of stardom and reprise the very role that made that Oscar winner a star.

Well, folks, the time is now!

They are doing a revival of that famous role on Broadway!

Yes, the very role that our actress believes she was born to play!

They just finished auditions and… the producers picked someone else for the lead role.

Needless to say, our actress is not exactly [bold]glee[/bold]ful about this.

[italic] She is devastated. She can’t believe that they picked someone less attractive, less talented, and with an inferior voice. It feels like a total slap in the face. [/italic]

We don’t mean to rain on her parade, but we hear that if our actress had been nicer to people on her way up, the producers would have seriously considered her for the starring role.

In this case, the nastiness factor appears to have cost her the lead.

From the Blind Gossip Site.

by Anonymousreply 40August 12, 2021 4:45 PM

In which particular alternative universe is that "item" even remotely "blind"?

by Anonymousreply 41August 12, 2021 4:50 PM

I’m supposed to stick my dick into that?

by Anonymousreply 42August 12, 2021 5:08 PM

Jonah Hill with a vagina, how stunning

by Anonymousreply 43August 12, 2021 5:11 PM

I had no idea she was Jonah Hill's sister.

I liked "Booksmart."

"Beanie" is a godawful, off-putting name, and she never should have entertained using it as her stage name. I'm sure she and her family and friends think it's cute. Everyone else thinks of a pile of mushy beans, Beano*, or worse.

* (the gas remedy, not the British comic mag)

by Anonymousreply 44August 12, 2021 5:17 PM

Was Lea Michelle even considered?

by Anonymousreply 45August 12, 2021 5:25 PM

It's a better choice than Lauren Ambrose at least.

by Anonymousreply 46August 12, 2021 5:27 PM

R35, Sheridan Smith was completely unconvincing as Californian Elle Woods in Legally Blonde but people over here went nuts for her and I believe she won an Olivier Award. She wasn't funny, she wasn't sexy, she had no sense of fashion. All she did was repeatedly walk down to the apron of the stage, arms akimbo, and sing her songs. I didn't even think her voice was that impressive. Audiences have different criteria around the world, they're not always looking for authenticity.

by Anonymousreply 47August 12, 2021 5:28 PM

Hey Mister Aaaarrrrnnsteeeeeiinnn—

Where’s myyyyyyy ha-a-a-a-mmmm??????

by Anonymousreply 48August 12, 2021 5:30 PM

Lol R43.

by Anonymousreply 49August 12, 2021 5:32 PM

Harvey Fierstein is going to write the book for this? Any young actress who wants to play Fanny in Funny Girl will have watched the movie and would insist that the show end with "My Man" like the film did.

Will they drop the gorgeous "The Music That Makes Me Dance" and acquire the rights to "My Man" instead? The book for the original show may have been an incoherent mess but it at least ended on a defiant note with Fanny reprising "Don't Rain On My Parade". The film chose to turn Fanny into an eternally codependent victim who still loved her man. The live vocal in the first part of "My Man" may have been a great cinematic moment but a DROMP reprise was truer to the real Fanny Bruce, who did get over Nick Arnstein.

by Anonymousreply 50August 13, 2021 9:15 AM


That’s a great rename for a remake with Beanie


by Anonymousreply 51August 13, 2021 4:16 PM

Does her pussy stink?

by Anonymousreply 52August 14, 2021 2:04 AM

Chrissy Metz will play the Anne Francis part.

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by Anonymousreply 53August 14, 2021 2:14 AM

"Was Lea Michelle even considered?"


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by Anonymousreply 54August 14, 2021 2:34 AM

OP stop trying to make this fat fug happen. She is so hard to look at and makes Streisand like like a supermodel.

by Anonymousreply 55August 16, 2021 4:26 PM

A " gracious " Lea Michele.

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by Anonymousreply 56August 17, 2021 1:37 PM

🎶"Beanie Feldstein, Beanie Feldstein, What a beautiful, beautiful naaaame! 🎶

by Anonymousreply 57August 20, 2021 8:11 PM

My pick to star in the revival would have been Maude Maggart. She has such a beautiful voice, strong and pure but not a typical "Broadway" voice, very unique. She could sing the hell out of those songs.

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by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2022 12:36 AM

What happened to Lea Michele? Is she too old for the part now?

by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2022 12:47 AM
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