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re: Funny Girl with Beanie Feldstein will bomb
Last Edit: PlazaBoy 02:10 pm EDT 09/20/21
Posted by: PlazaBoy 02:08 pm EDT 09/20/21
In reply to: Funny Girl with Beanie Feldstein will bomb - bobby2 03:31 am EDT 09/20/21

I think you are probably correct, although I fully enjoyed her in Hello Dolly. Felt she brought something unique to the role.

I am curious if there is a generation (or two) that doesn't have the Streisand performance embedded in their minds. I can't unhear Streisand singing those songs, but is that true of a 20 or 30 year old who hasn't seen the movie or seen it only once? Perhaps a new take on the role might connect with younger audiences.

I would imagine modern day perspectives on beauty, body image and other issues will be mined to update the revival. I'm not necessarily a fan of reinterpreting older shows through a modern lens, but it seems like it could be a draw here.
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