‘Funny Girl’ Starring Lea Michele Sets a Closing Date
Broadway’s Funny Girl starring Lea Michele has a few months to prepare for its final curtain call. On Thursday (March 2), the production’s official Instagram account shared that the show’s final performance will take place on Sept. 3.
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“Hey, gorgeous! We’re having so much fun with you on Broadway, we’re sticking around until September 3rd! Don’t miss @leamichele, @raminkarimloo, @grimeystepz, and @tovahfeld! Get your tickets now. #FUNNYGIRL,” the musical’s official Instagram account tweeted.
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The news of Funny Girl‘s final performance date comes amid a series of Broadway musical closures in recent months — Almost Famous, KPOP, Beetlejuice, Take Me Out and A Strange Loop all played their final performances between December and February. Funny Girl has managed to consistently pull in numbers, and in December, broke broke a box office record at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after grossing $2 million across eight shows in December. The earnings marked Funny Girl as the first production to do so since Mean Girls, which previously held the record with a $1.99 million gross.
Michele joined the revival musical in Sept. 6, 2022, following the departure of Beanie Feldstein. During the former Glee star’s run, the production has brought in between $1 million to $2 million per week. On Billboard‘s Cast Albums chart, Funny Girl currently sits at No. 3 and has nine total weeks on the chart. The set previously peaked at No. 1.
Up next for Funny Girl is a tour starting in Providence on Sept. 9, which will make stops in Atlanta, Detroit and more. “Additional tour cities and casting information will be announced at a later date,” the musical’s official website reads.
See Funny Girl‘s announcement below:
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