Lea Michele pressured off Broadway stage for 10 days after testing constructive for COVID-19

Followers of Lea Michele hoping to lastly see her singing and dancing in “Humorous Lady” on Broadway must be affected person.

The “Glee” actor has examined constructive for COVID-19 — lacking Saturday’s matinee and night efficiency — and should now quarantine, slated to return to the present on Tuesday, Sept. 20. She solely began on Tuesday.

“Sadly, I’ve formally examined constructive for COVID. In following manufacturing protocol I can not return to the theater for 10 days,” Michele wrote in a message posted to her Instagram story. “Fortunately staying dwelling as we speak and catching this early protected so many members of our firm from being uncovered.”

“Humorous Lady has been and nonetheless is tackling an amazing wave of COVID with near a dozen firm members at the moment out,” Michele continued. “We’re virtually on the opposite aspect of this and our swings and understudies are doing such an unimaginable job to maintain our present on its toes.”

“This week has been a dream come true and I can not wait to get again — You higher prepare. See you quickly,” Michele added.

The bittersweet comedy tells the story of Fanny Brice, a Jewish woman from New York within the Nineteen Twenties who went from burlesque to Broadway levels regardless of criticism that she wasn’t conventionally stunning.

“Humorous Lady” is a musical that celebrates the oddballs, the kooky and the misfits, with Jule Styne-penned gems of songs like “Do not Rain on My Parade,” “I am the Best Star” and “Individuals.” Barbra Streisand performed her on stage and on movie.

Julie Benko, who had been slated to play Fanny on Thursdays within the revival, might be performing the function now till Michele is again. Michele took over from Beanie Feldstein and mentioned the function was a lifetime purpose.

“We’re so grateful to your entire ‘Humorous Lady’ firm, together with our standbys, understudies, swings and everybody engaged on the manufacturing for his or her outstanding dedication to maintaining the present going and guaranteeing audiences have a terrific expertise at each efficiency,” the present mentioned in an announcement.

Beginning in July, vaccine necessities for Broadway viewers members have been lifted and theatergoers had the choice to put on a masks in all 41 of New York’s Broadway theaters.

One manufacturing, “The Kite Runner,” pushed again, asking audiences at Wednesday matinees and Friday evening to masks up.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has lifted her state’s necessary masks guidelines in faculties and the subway. Face coverings are merely inspired on buses and trains.



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