Lea Michele gets multiple standing ovations in 'Funny Girl' debut

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According to Deadline, the "Glee" star's turn as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" earned her four standing ovations before half-time. She was celebrated again on the final screen with Michelle

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Accepting bouquets of white roses with Michelle and co-star Towa Feldschuh. Feldschuh plays Mrs. Brice in the production.

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In the audience were Michelle's former "Spring Awakening" co-star Jonathan Groff, "Glee Creator" Ryan Murphy and actor Zachary Quinto.

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Michelle often made reference to "Funny Girl" during her time on "Glee," with her character Rachel Berry dropping "Don't Rain on My Parade," "I'm the Greatest Star," and "People" out of the music.

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"Funny Girl" last featured "Booksmart" actor Benny Feldstein in the title role. Feldstein left "Funny Girl" two months ago when it was announced that she was being replaced by Michelle,

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Stating that she was following the decision to "take the show in a different direction".

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Lea Michele was warmly welcomed on her return to Broadway.

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