At at least four standing ovations prior to intermission. This is like the first evening in the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl was, well, fun.
There were more ovations throughout the night. Hence, with a particularly long and exuberant one at the end of the curtain. Obviously, which included a tearful Michele as well as co-star Tovah Feldshuh. Also, performing for the first time. Apart from this, accepting huge bouquets of roses.
In attendance: Former Spring Awakening castmate Jonathan Groff. Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Harvey Fierstein. The ones who added some new material to the musical revival. In attendance was Zachary Quinto. In the closing ceremony, Michele appeared to point towards. Furthermore, even wave to, Groff.
Lea Michele will make her debut on stage in the show this evening, and while critics aren’t expected to attend until the end of this month, the audience is already posting to social media to share their reactions and photos from the production. Sources from August Wilson Theatre August Wilson Theatre tell MBE that Michele received her first standing ovation on her arrival and that there were about three additional before the conclusion of the first Act.
Lea Michele was also said to have gotten an enormous laugh from some of the series’ less harmless dialogue lines however, given the bizarre stories regarding her literacy level the line was more than heavy: In the first episode of the series, Fanny remembers her childhood on Henry Street in Brooklyn, and writes “I had not read a lot of books.”
The other actress to make her debut in the show also was Feldshuh playing her character Mrs. Brice. In one moment during the curtain call Feldshuh gently pushed an emotional Michele towards the stage to stand on her own however, Michele joined fingers with Feldshuh and she pulled her to the side, drawing an encore of applause. The curtain call was not a success. Michele nor Feldshuh made speeches at the curtain call.