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Michele—who was recently confirmed to be joining the Broadway revival of Funny Girl—will be replacing Beanie Feldstein as Fannie Brice, while Tovah Feldshuh will take on Lynch’s role of Mrs. Brice. Lynch—who is leaving the musical comedy at the end of the month—shared her thoughts on her former Glee co-star being cast.

Lynch said that Lynch had been in contact about the matter. Deadline July 12. Feldshuh and Lea were just too strong to be together. This is the reason. [we won’t appear together.]”

She said, “I love her. She will make this show hers. It’s a blessing that she has the chance to perform the show in person and not only on television. Glee.

Following the news that Michele would be joining Funny Girl in September, the actress shared her excitement about landing the role.